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Cabo Blanco (1980)

Caboblanco (original title)
In 1948, an assortment of shady characters are searching for Nazi loot, sunken off the coast of Peru.



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Cast overview, first billed only:
Denny Miller ...
James Booth ...
John Baker
Jorge Russek ...
Provincial Minister
Ernest Esparza III ...
Pepe (as Ernest Esparza)
José Chávez ...
Carlos Romano ...


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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Release Date:

1 February 1981 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Cabo Blanco  »

Box Office


$10,000,000 (estimated)

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Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Did You Know?


The phrase "Cabo Blanco" comes from the Spanish language and translates into English as "White Cape". See more »


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 »


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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Featured in The Legend of Cabo Blanco (2016) See more »


Music by Victor Schertzinger
Lyrics by Johnny Mercer
Published by Famous Music Corporation
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A Charles Bronson's 'interpretation' of Casablanca ?!
30 December 2014 | by See all my reviews

It seems like almost all Hollywood stars have to have their own version of Casablanca.

Even Shakespeare plays must not have attracted so many varied 'interpretations'.

Even Charles Bronson ?!

But surprisingly the movie is still a typical Bronson movie. Factor in the nudity, the fights, the thrills, and the 'he-men' that populate your regular Bronson movie.

I personally found the ending a bit'weak and maybe obscure'; but it helps to differentiate the movie from being a direct Casablanca copy.

Overall, it stands up OK for die-hard Bronson fans.

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