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Dark of the Sun (1968)
"The Mercenaries" (original title)

Approved  |   |  War, Adventure, Drama  |  3 July 1968 (USA)
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A band of mercenaries led by Captain Curry travel through the Congo across deadly terrain, battling rival armies, to rescue $25 million in uncut diamonds.

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A band of mercenaries led by Captain Curry travel through the Congo across deadly terrain, battling rival armies, to rescue $25 million in uncut diamonds.

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A strike force of crack mercenaries fight the hottest battles in all the blazing fury of today's strife-torn Congo! See more »

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War | Adventure | Drama | Action

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3 July 1968 (USA)  »

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Dark of the Sun  »

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The movie was made and released about three years after its source novel "Dark of the Sun" by Wilbur Smith had been first published in 1965. The book was Smith's second novel with this film Dark of the Sun (1968) being the first ever screen adaptation of a Wilbur Smith story. See more »

Goofs

They don't mine cut diamonds in Congo. See more »

Quotes

Doctor Wreid: [thrown onboard the train in a drunken stupor] Aah, piss off!
Sergeant Ruffo: [to Curry, smiling] Captain, the Doctor.
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Rod Taylor's best

A nasty and terrific gem of an action movie, the best of Rod Taylor's career. Very exciting, expertly acted, and with a beautiful score that sounds like it was done by Maurice Jarre (it wasn't). Highly recommended.


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