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Rod Slater is the newly appointed general manager of the Sonderditch gold mine, but he stumbles across an ingenious plot to flood the mine, by drilling into an underground lake, so the ... See full summary »

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Hurry Hirschfeld
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Stephen Marais
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Big King (John Nkulu)
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Tex Kiernan
John Hussey ...
Plummer
Bernard Horsfall ...
Dave Kowalski
Bill Brewer ...
Aristide
Norman Coombes ...
Frank Lemmer
George Jackson ...
Gus, Mine Doctor
Ken Hare ...
Jackson
Ralph Loubser ...
Mine Captain
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Rod Slater is the newly appointed general manager of the Sonderditch gold mine, but he stumbles across an ingenious plot to flood the mine, by drilling into an underground lake, so the unscrupulous owners to make a killing in the international gold market. Written by mike.wilson6@btinternet.com

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Everything they touch turns to pure excitement! See more »


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16 October 1974 (USA)  »

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The Great Gold Conspiracy  »

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£1,000,000 (estimated)
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2.35 : 1
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Roger Moore was reluctant to accept the role at first, owing to the character being a cigarette smoker (he had recently stopped smoking cigarettes and gravitated to Monte Cristo cigars). As it was necessary for Rod Slater's character to smoke cigarettes rather than cigars Moore's objection was overruled, though his smoking scenes were reduced to a bare minimum. See more »

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When Jane and Rod appear in the aircraft there is no microphone showing but seconds later there is one showing on the window frame along with a different instrument cluster - clearly two different aircraft. See more »

Quotes

[having knocked Kowalski cold]
Rod Slater: Kowalski! Kowalski!
[slaps him]
Rod Slater: KOWALSKI! The next time you touch a face darker than mine, you're out!
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GERMAN CAROL
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Traditional
Arranged by Elmer Bernstein
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Just To Put A Charm Around A Ladys' Neck
29 July 1999 | by (NYC USA) – See all my reviews

Despite the collapse of the gold price in recent months here is a movie whose value is assured. Taken from the novel "Gold Mine" by the one and only Wilbur Smith we get to see just how dangerous the world of mining is. Nerve splitting scenes in the aftermath of a rock fall, explosions, underground amputations, the calamity of an underground flood, deceit, conspiracy, loyalty, betrayl, murder, sex, tribal dance, heroics, more heroics (it was penned by Wilbur Smith) and the lengths to which men will go just to put a charm around a ladys' neck.


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