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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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Rough, nasty and entertaining Mexican exploitation 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

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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12 out of 16 people found the following review useful.
Rough, nasty and entertaining Mexican exploitation, 22 January 2005
Author: Coventry from the Draconian Swamp of Unholy Souls

Not an easy puppy to come across, but this "Treasure of the Amazon" surely is warmly recommended viewing for every fan of trash, pulp or the glorious exploitation cinema. I was lucky enough to catch it on a national TV channel, during a cult-themed night. This is a Mexican take on the extremely popular jungle adventures of the early 80's, complete with sleaze, gratuitous violence and a once-famous Hollywood cast. We witness how three separate groups of Westerners sift out the dangerous Amazon jungle looking for gold. All three groups encounter wild animals and a savage tribe of head-hunters but eventually it's the typical human greed that is the biggest threat. "Treasure…" is action-packed (not one dull moment) and extremely rich on gore sequences. Highlight of this is a semi-disgusting scene in which a gold-digger is torn apart by ravenous crabs! This particular scene is bit by bit copied from Lucio Fulci's "The Beyond", by the way. Director Cardona Jr. simply replaced the tarantulas with crabs. Much footage comes straight from other (more budgeted) films or nature channel documentaries but that only increases the terrific cult value of this production. The cast performances go from lovely OTT acting (former miss world Ann Sidney) to completely-not-interested acting (John Ireland as the priest). Donald Pleasance is utterly cool as the uncanny Nazi wandering through the jungle to refund the resurrection of his Third Reich. Stuart Whitman shines for the first time again since "The Mark" as the tough jungle rat Gringo.

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