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Stephen Marais
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Big King (John Nkulu)
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Bernard Horsfall ...
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George Jackson ...
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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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The DC-10 seen taxiing at Johannesburg International Airport was one of two in service by Union de Transports AĆ©riens (UTA) Airlines. UTA had two DC-10s in their airline fleet prior to 1978. 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 »

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Manfred Steyner: This is just terrible. Did he say anything to you, about how it happened?
Rod Slater: He didn't have the breath.
Stephen Marais: Do you know what caused it?
Rod Slater: The same as always. Digging for gold.
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GOLD
Music by Elmer Bernstein
Lyrics by Don Black
Sung by Jimmy Helms
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A gripping and very entertaining mining thriller.
4 December 1998 | by (Geelong, Australia) – See all my reviews

Gold is a superb adaptation of Wilbur Smith's novel. The plot concerns a group of greed-driven businessmen conspiring to flood a South African gold mine.

Roger Moore is terrific as our mine manager hero (and unknowing pawn) and he shares an entertaining chemistry with co-star, Susannah York. Bradford Dillman also impresses in his role as one of the more conflicted of the conspirators. With Ray Milland, Sir John Gielgud and Simon Sabela supporting, it's a great cast all round.

Director Peter Hunt (On Her Majesty's Secret Service) ensures that the audience feels the ominous, claustrophobic atmosphere of the mine, and he doesn't shy away from showing the impact of a flood in such surroundings. Along with Hunt, many James Bond veterans worked on Gold, and this shows particularly in how smoothly the location work in South Africa has been integrated with the soundstage work at Pinewood.

Composer Elmer Bernstein uses Jimmy Helms' title song as an orchestral theme to stirring effect, while Maurice Binder (another Bond veteran) gets the ball rolling with his uniquely designed opening credits.

Gold comes highly recommended!


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