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

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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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Horst
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John Baker
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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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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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An epic adventure that explodes at the edge of the world. See more »


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1 February 1981 (USA)  »

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$10,000,000 (estimated)
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Trivia

The phrase "Cabo Blanco" comes from the Spanish language and translates into English as "White Cape". 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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I've Got My Love To Keep Me Warm
Words & Music by Irving Berlin
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Pathetic
2 January 2002 | by (The Land of Mortis) – See all my reviews

Caboblanco is a really, really bad film, that loses many points for its feeble attempts to evoke the classic "Casablanca". I feel sorry for Jason Robards and Bronson, both of whom give decent performances on this film's lousy script. I'm sorry, but the story of various low lifes and politicos vieing over suken treasure (with a crappy romance sub-plot thrown in for good measure) cannot compete with Casablanca's story of sacrificing love for the greater good. Also, this film lacks Casablanca's wonderful supporting cast and great dialogue. Judged by itself, this film is paced far too slowly, and too little occurs. The ending, though, is what mainly draws my ire-"I put a bomb in the jukebox" indeed! Avoid.


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