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Luke, an escaped convict, and Jaroo, a loner gold prospector, team up with a band of Apache Indians in 19th century Mexico to capture a large, heavily armed fortress for the millions -- or ... See full summary »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
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Luke
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Jaroo
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Chavez
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Claudine (as Mariana Hill)
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Imogen Hassall ...
Dolores
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Old Convict (as Elisha Cook)
Gustavo Rojo ...
Colonel Anguinaldo
Florencio Amarilla ...
Águila
Julio Peña ...
General Hernández
Ángel del Pozo ...
Lieutenant (as Angel Del Pozo)
Patricio Santiago ...
Julio
John Clark ...
Prison Guard Captain
Raúl Mendoza Castro ...
Indian
Rafael Albaicín ...
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Luke, an escaped convict, and Jaroo, a loner gold prospector, team up with a band of Apache Indians in 19th century Mexico to capture a large, heavily armed fortress for the millions -- or billions -- of dollars in gold that are rumored to be stored within. Written by Brian C. Madsen <bcmmovies@earthlink.net>

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You can get killed trying to break through the walls of El Condor...but it's one helluva way to die! See more »


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The producers had built the 'El Condor' fort, then found they weren't happy with the original script, so had Larry Cohen re-write it to have the story focus more on the impressive set. See more »

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Westerns don't get much worse than this
31 December 2003 | by (Swindon, England) – See all my reviews

The western genre is regarded by many (or is it just me?!) as having hit rock-bottom (well, almost) in the 1970s, before almost dying out in the 80s and 90s (ok, ok, dances with wolves, heaven's gate, there have been major westerns since...don't get me wrong). This is a prime example.

Star of many terrible spaghetti westerns (and a few good ones) Lee Van Cleef features in this one as a drunken slob of a bandit called Jaroo. He overacts enormously (of course) and is hardly a likeable character, soupy scene with Mexican kid notwithstanding!!!

Jim Brown plays Luke, an escaped convict who teams up with him to steal the fabulous treasure of El Condor. Oh, and they also hook up with a bunch of Indians led by a chief called Santana- I wonder if he could play guitar? :-)

Anyway, there's also the invevitable cruel Mexican general, a heavily guarded fort, lots of explosions and blood...and some woman who's the girlfriend of the general. The stripping scene was atrocious! Spoiling the climax of the film. Mad!

Music by Maurice Jarre is alright. That's about it. And the problem is, it's not even bad enough to be funny!


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