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Cabo Blanco (1980)
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Offshore near Caboblanco, Peru, an explorer of sea wrecks is murdered. However, local authorities decide that the official cause of death is "accidental drowning." Among the skeptical is ... See full summary »

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Pepe (as Ernest Esparza)
José Chávez ...
Bustamante
Carlos Romano ...
Miguel
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Aparicio
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Offshore near Caboblanco, Peru, an explorer of sea wrecks is murdered. However, local authorities decide that the official cause of death is "accidental drowning." Among the skeptical is Giff Hoyt, an expatriate American, longtime Caboblanco resident and popular innkeeper. Giff's interest is further piqued when Marie arrives in town. Her passport is confiscated by the corrupt authority, and Giff protests. Furthermore, a Nazi named Beckdorff lives in a well-fortified compound near town, and he might be responsible for the explorer's death. Beckdorff himself seeks sunken treasure in the area, as well as protection from local interference. Can Giff Hoyt stifle the evil Beckdorff, save the lovely Marie, and possibly even locate sunken treasure? Written by veloc <velo_00@yahoo.com>

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Caboblanco. Where legends are born. See more »


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1 February 1981 (USA)  »

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Trivia

Veteran Actor Gilbert Roland appears in this movie which has been likened to Casablanca (1942). In the year that Casablanca (1942) was theatrically released, Roland was appearing in Isle of Missing Men (1942) and Enemy Agents Meet Ellery Queen (1942). Cabo Blanco (1980) was Gilbert Roland's penultimate film. Barbarosa (1982) was his last. See more »

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When the diving device is raised from the deck (at around 3 mins), the winch is rotating in the wrong direction, and when the capsule is lowered into the water, the rotating direction is the same as when lifting See more »

Quotes

Gunther Beckdorff: I heard you were a simple man, Giff, who came to Caboblanco and found contentment. Why should you care for a girl who had no passport?
Gifford Hoyt: Because she's being held here against her will! Why? Do you have use for her? Then what happens? Does she leave Caboblanco alive?
Gunther Beckdorff: You confound me! You come here, accuse me of attacking a ship and now I want to do harm to some French woman.
Gifford Hoyt: Who said she's French?
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References Casablanca (1942) See more »

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Moonlight Serenade
Composed by Glenn Miller & Mitchell Parish
Published by Robbins Music Corporation
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A beautiful Mexican location, quirky characters and the inimitable Bronson combine in an offbeat suspense tale
19 May 2001 | by (USA) – See all my reviews

I gave this film an extra two points for the location alone.

The gorgeous coastal town used in Caboblanco was in fact once a favorite retreat of members of a corrupt Mexican regime. The deluxe hilltop mansion, the thatched hotel-bar that Bronson's character runs, palapas lined up at the water's edge, a bare-bones, dingy police office, and so forth: you can't ask for a more convincing backdrop for this tale of international skullduggery.

Caboblanco also gets points for Bronson's spot-on portrayal of an ex-pate living in Mexico because he probably can't go home, the complex and riveting performance by Fernando Rey, and for filling out the cast with several supporting players in a non-linear presentation. There is a denouement at the end, but the film's mood and pacing are not obvious in working to that conclusion. In other words, Caboblanco succeeds in making a viewer feel he/she is eavesdropping on lives in progress.

Admittedly, this is a piece of entertainment, but it strives for something more, and it is NOT an imitation of Casablanca, by a long shot.

My one complaint is that the great Gilbert Roland was not used to more advantage.


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