The Spanish explorer Pizarro captures the Inca god-chief Atahualpa and promises to free him upon the delivery of a hoard of gold. But Pizarro finds himself torn between his desire for conquest and his sense of honor after friendship and respect develops between captive and captor. Written by
Jim Beaver <email@example.com>
The birth of a hero. The death of an empire. The adventure of a lifetime.
Did You Know?
had played Pizarro in the 1965 Broadway run of the play; he was asked by Robert Shaw
to sign on to the film as Atahualpa. Plummer drew inspiration for his own performance from David Carradine's stage depiction of the Inca. See more
Father, I do not know love. But if I have none for Atahualpa, what can I ever know of it?