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Writers:
René Cardona Jr. (story)
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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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Cheap amateur rubbish See more (14 total) »

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
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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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6 out of 13 people found the following review useful.
Cheap amateur rubbish, 2 September 2006

It is sad when decent actors are involved in cheap rubbish like this that squander their talents. Most notable are Stuart Whitman, who is a very competent actor but when placed in a cheap jungle thriller, albeit lacking any thrill, one wonders why they stooped so low. This is absolutely one of the worst films I have seen, it is amateurish, directed by some hack René Cardona Jr., who did numerous other junk that probably isn't worth seeing either. Evident are a lack of story, character study or anything that resembles "action", instead, one dumb scene is added to the next. The editing is incongruent, many scenes looked as if they were filmed in the same "jungle location" or a mediocre studio. Loud music and dumb 'moments' signal the start of the supposed action, such as a man falling into a river and showing stock footage of crocs going into the water, not very exciting. There was a stupid Fulci scene in where a man is "torn" to pieces by small crabs in one of the most absurd scenes ever. The acting is atrocious from the minor leads, who can't even speak English very well, and it ruins their credulity. Donald Pleasence, who is also normally very good, was terrible here. There is nothing to motivate the audience, this is entirely dull and a complete waste.

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