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The Royal Hunt of the Sun (1969)

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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 ... See full summary »

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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 <jumblejim@prodigy.net>

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The birth of a hero. The death of an empire. The adventure of a lifetime.

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6 March 1970 (Ireland)  »

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Den kungliga jakten på solen  »

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Christopher Plummer 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 »

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Francisco Pizarro: 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!
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Christopher Plummer's best "beefcake" role!
11 March 2004 | by (USA) – See all my reviews

If, like me, you fell in love with Christopher Plummer while watching The Sound of Music, Royal Hunt of the Sun is a definite must-see! As the Incan ruler Atahualpa, he's wearing very little throughout the movie and his body is absolutely breathtaking! He hasn't played that many "beefcake" roles or done many scenes that show his physical attributes, but this one definitely does! Where was People magazine and their "Sexiest Man Alive" contest when this movie was out??? Christopher Plummer would have won hands-down, no doubt!

All that aside, his acting is excellent, too. This movie re-tells this sad chapter of history very well and very accurately.


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