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.
6 March 1970 (Ireland)
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Also Known As:
Den kungliga jakten på solen
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Aspect Ratio: 2.35 : 1
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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
Save you all. My name is Francisco Pizarro. I'm a bastard, and a soldier of Spain. Once, the world could have had me for a petty farm, two rocky fields, and a señor to my name. But the world said no. Said no and said no. Well, now the world is going to remember me!