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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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Stephen Marais
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Big King (John Nkulu)
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Frank Lemmer
George Jackson ...
Gus, Mine Doctor
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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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16 October 1974 (USA)  »

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The Great Gold Conspiracy  »

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£1,000,000 (estimated)
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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

Rod Slater (Roger Moore): Who do I need to see?
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GOD REST YE MERRY, GENTLEMEN
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Great action pic
21 April 2004 | by (Santa Fe, New Mexico USA) – See all my reviews

I saw this film while living in Geneva Switzerland in 1981, courtesy of a video cassette copy owned by British Lord Petersham, for whom I was housesitting. I was a lot younger then, thirty, and less discerning, but I was utterly enchanted by actress Susannah York, and have been ever since. It had the feel of a good James Bond adventure and I thought that actor Roger Moore was at his best, and in fact was better in this film then in any of his James Bond movies. I've never visited South Africa, but had studied the history of the country, and I enjoyed viewing the on-location scenes of the country. There are great scenes workers in the mines, as well as Zulu warriors in their regalia.


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