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Cabo Blanco (1980)
"Caboblanco" (original title)

R  |   |  Action, Adventure, Crime  |  1 February 1981 (USA)
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In 1948, an assortment of shady characters are searching for Nazi loot, sunken off the coast of Peru.

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Horst
James Booth ...
John Baker
Jorge Russek ...
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Ernest Esparza III ...
Pepe (as Ernest Esparza)
José Chávez ...
Bustamante
Carlos Romano ...
Miguel
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Aparicio
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Storyline

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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$10,000,000 (estimated)
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This movie has been described as a remake of Casablanca (1942). It has also been described as a rip-off, homage, copy, reworking and tribute to that picture. See more »

Goofs

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

Gifford Hoyt: I don't want that girl to die here like the Englishman.
Gunther Beckdorff: How can I be responsible, whether she lives or dies? Death comes to us all, Giff, at one time or another. And to die in Caboblanco, well... there's always that colorful cemetery on the beach.
Gifford Hoyt: I'm glad you think it's colorful. Because if anything does happen to that girl... rest in piece.
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References Casablanca (1942) See more »

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Heaven Knows
Music by Jerry Goldsmith
Words by Carol Heather
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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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