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René Cardona Jr. (story)
René Cardona Jr. (screenplay) ...
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Release Date:
30 May 1985 (Mexico) See more »
Tagline:
Their Greed & Lust for Diamonds Was More Deadly Than the Perils of the Jungle. See more »
Plot:
A ragtag group of adventurers, including a former Nazi, is led by a half-maddened grizzled treasure hunter who wants a second chance to find the mythical treasure of the Amazon, after his first mission went terrible wrong. | Add synopsis »
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Cast

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Stuart Whitman ... Gringo

Donald Pleasence ... Klaus von Blantz

Bradford Dillman ... Clark
Sonia Infante ... Morimba

John Ireland ... Priest

Emilio Fernández ... Tacho / Paco (as Emilio 'El Indio' Fernandez)

Pedro Armendáriz Jr. ... Pablo / Zapata (as Pedro Armendariz)
Jorge Luke ... Jairo / Jaime
Ann Sidney ... Barbara

Clark Jarrett ... Dick
Hugo Stiglitz ... Riverboat Captain

Directed by
René Cardona Jr. 
 
Writing credits
René Cardona Jr. (story)

René Cardona Jr. (screenplay) and
Jacques Wilson (screenplay)

Produced by
René Cardona Jr. .... producer
 
Original Music by
Mort Garson 
 
Cinematography by
Daniel López (director of photography: first unit) (as Daniel Lopez)
 
Film Editing by
Earl Watson 
 
Makeup Department
Bertha Chiu .... hair stylist
Francisco Jaramillo .... hair stylist
Elvira Oropeza .... makeup artist
 
Production Management
Fidel Pizarro .... production manager
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
René Cardona III .... second unit director
Miguel A. Madrigal .... assistant director
Roberto Schlosser .... assistant director
 
Sound Department
Roberto Camacho .... sound
 
Special Effects by
Sergio Jara .... special effects
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Raúl Argumedo .... still photographer
León Sánchez .... director of photography: second unit
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Alicia Rubio .... costumes
Alicia Rubio .... wardrobe
Noel Taylor .... costumes
Noel Taylor .... wardrobe
 
Editorial Department
Alfredo Rosas .... editor: second unit (as Alfredo Rosas)
 
Music Department
Mort Garson .... conductor
 
Other crew
Humberto Gurza .... animal wrangler
Miguel Gurza .... animal wrangler
Sergio Labat .... production assistant
Óscar Lancer .... production assistant
Patricia Luke .... script girl
Federico Serrano .... production assistant
Jacques Wilson .... dialogue coach
Alfredo Zacarías .... assistant to the producer (as Alfredo Zacarias)
 
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USA:104 min | Mexico:97 min | Netherlands:116 min (DVD version)
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Paco:Remember that women have a pact with the devil... But don't worry, because we have no women here.
Jaime:That's good, because after seeing those tigers fighting out there, that suits me just fine.
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17 out of 20 people found the following review useful.
Extremely entertaining, 10 April 2001
Author: rundbauchdodo from Zürich, Switzerland

This Mexican gorefest is probably the funniest and most entertaining adventure movie ever made. In the 1950s, different people are looking for the treasure of the Amazon. For example a dubious woman, an elder man who knows the jungle (Whitman) and an old Nazi from Germany (great as ever: Pleasence). Not only are they trying to outwit each other, but they also have to fight blood thirsty crabs, crocodiles and other animals, and not to forget a vicious tribe of Indios who like to behead their victims as soon as they capture them.

Rene Cardona jr. surely didn't have that a big budget for this film, but he certainly does the best with it. Concerning gory effects, that is. In the most outrageous scene, a hapless adventurer gets his eyeballs ripped out by the vicious crabs, a scene which has to be inspired by Lucio Fulci's notorious spider-scene in "L'Aldilà - The Beyond".

This film is very trashy, but it's better entertainment than any other adventure film I know (the "Indiana Jones"-trilogy included), and it boosts a great role for horror veteran Donald Pleasence (as a really unpleasant guy) and enough nasty bloodshed to please every gorehound who wants to see something else for once.

That's what I call good, mindless fun!

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