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The South American country of Corteguay does not exist. However, much of the film was shot in Colombia and many of the events pictured in the film parallel events that happened in Colombia's history.
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George Hamilton and Alain Delon turned down the role of Dax Xenos. Mia Farrow was the original choice for Sue Ann Daley and Ali MacGraw also declined the role after disliking the script.
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Kate O'Mara tested for a role in the movie.
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This film is listed among the Top Ten Best Bad Films ever made in Golden Raspberry Award founder John Wilson's book THE OFFICIAL RAZZIE MOVIE GUIDE.
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The Dax Xenos character (played by Bekim Fehmiu) is a thinly veiled portrait of Dominican diplomat/playboy Porfirio Rubirosa, and the Candice Bergen character is based on Woolworth heiress Barbara Hutton. Other characters in the film are also based on real people.
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In later years, director Lewis Gilbert admitted that the film was terrible and that he never should have made it. He had been in the running to direct Oliver! (1968) and took this assignment when he failed to land the Oscar-winning musical.
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Female lead Candice Bergen doesn't make her first appearance until nearly 90 minutes into the film.
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According to Ernest Borgnine in his biography, there was a violent argument between he and director Lewis Gilbert during the shooting of this film, because Borgnine asked something about a young actor in the cast.
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Joseph E. Levine and Paramount Pictures announced this first in 1964, after the huge success of The Carpetbaggers (1964), also made from a Harold Robbins novel. They planned to reunite its director and writer, Edward Dmytryk and John Michael Hayes.
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Rossano Brazzi replaced Louis Jourdan at the last minute.
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