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Pacific Inferno (1979)

After the fall of the Philippines in World War II, the Japanese discover that Gen. MacArthur ordered millions of dollars in silver dumped in Manila Bay in order that it not fall into enemy ... See full summary »

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Zoe (as Tim Brown)
Rik Van Nutter ...
Dennis
Dick Adair ...
George
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Wilma Reading ...
Tita
Dindo Fernando ...
Totoy
Sonny Batacan ...
Pedro Faustino ...
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Tad Horino ...
Yamada
Vic Silayan ...
Fukoshima
Butz Aquino ...
Kobayashi
Vic Diaz ...
Kempei
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After the fall of the Philippines in World War II, the Japanese discover that Gen. MacArthur ordered millions of dollars in silver dumped in Manila Bay in order that it not fall into enemy hands. Among the prisoners the Japanese have taken are two American U.S. Navy deep-sea divers, whom they then force to dive in search of the sunken treasure. Written by frankfob2@yahoo.com

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27 July 1979 (Finland)  »

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Do They Ever Cry in America?  »

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Filmed in 1977, released briefly in 1979, re-released in 1985. See more »

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When the crew goes "topside" to search for diving gear, they are walking around the barracks and officers' club. The ruins should be freshly destroyed, having just fallen months earlier. Instead, vines cover the ruins, and in places, full grown trees are growing inside buildings. See more »

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Opening sequences: PHILIPPINES, OFF THE ISLE OF CORREGIDOR December 21, 1941 See more »

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Features Tora! Tora! Tora! (1970) See more »

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WAR
Sung by Edwin Starr
Words and Music By Norman Whitfield (as N. Whitfield) and Barrett Strong (as B. Strong)
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In a word, rubbish
8 December 2014 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

Another badly-made Filipino war movie. I was hoping this late '70s outing would have more in common with the 1970s exploitation movies such as EBONY, IVORY AND JADE than earlier Filipino war flicks like THE RAVAGERS but I was wrong: this goes in the opposite direction, as it's an almost thrill-free movie about deep sea divers and the hunt for hidden treasure.

PACIFIC INFERNO attempts to tap into the blaxploitation market with the presence of black star Jim Brown as the lead, but he fails to bring much in the way of interest with him. The supporting cast, including Richard Jaeckel and and Filipino actor Vic Diaz, are similarly saddled with dull characters.

The film attempts to be some sort of prison camp movie but the family-friendly rating excises any exploitation potential. Much of it is taken up with murky underwater stuff, which is even duller than similar scenes in THUNDERBALL. The only halfway decent part of the movie is the climax, but by that stage it's all too little, too late. The terrible production values and rubbish script sink this one from the outset.


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