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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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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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Trivia

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

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Some of the Filipino resistance can be seen armed with M3 Grease Guns. These weapons were not available in the Pacific theater in 1942, barely being into production by that time. certainly not in the hands of occupied resistance personnel. See more »

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Opening credits prologue:

It is a fact of history that in 1942 General MacArthur ordered General Wainwright to dump $16,000,000 in silver pesos into Manila Bay to prevent their capture and use by the invading Japanese Army. See more »

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

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Sung by Edwin Starr
Words and Music By Norman Whitfield (as N. Whitfield) and Barrett Strong (as B. Strong)
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potential cult classic of epic proportions....
5 February 2007 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

If you are in to bad movies for the entertainment of witnessing bad movies, bad acting, bad production etc..aka Mystery Science Theater 3000 quality....you will love Pacific Inferno. Jim Brown will be forever remembered as one of the greatest football players to ever play the game...as an actor he will forever be remembered as one of the greatest football players to ever play the game... I am not sure who Rolf Bayer was...but I am hoping he was 15 or 16 years old when he directed this, perhaps he may have been the next Spielberg in the making...because if he was a grown man directing this...a 15 or 16 year old could have done better.... The basis or plot for the movie probably had some historical merit and maybe even truthfully accurate...but the actual film may be one of worst movies made in American film history...I kept waiting for Lee Marvin, William Holden or Charles Bronson to pop in to somehow save whatever "face" was left of this film. I would have loved to have been at the red carpet, black tie gala for the Hollywood opening when this movie previewed...as this movie had to have many a viewer laughing and cringing under their breath... it is on the dime DVD racks now....look for it for entertainment value...this movie is so bad it is too good to pass up...


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