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 <firstname.lastname@example.org>
The birth of a hero. The death of an empire. The adventure of a lifetime.
6 March 1970 (Ireland)
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Also Known As:
Az aranybirodalom bukása
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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
They cannot kill me.
Only my Father can take me from here. And he not accept me killed by men like you. Men with no word. You may be King in this land. But never God. And if you kill me tonight, I will rise at dawn, when my Father first touch my body with light.
That's not possible.
All my people know it. Is why they let me stay with you.
Your people let you stay with me because they knew I could not kill you?