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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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
Your capacity for survival is not in question. But you are a dreamer. If you would accomplish something, my loyal subject, you must be something.
Your Majesty, your court is filled with cold, precise, perfect men. They're all something. But they dare not dream for fear of making a mistake, so they do nothing! What I ask you, Your Majesty, is how long can Spain endure doing nothing?