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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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99 Reasons to Not Vacation in the Amazon..... 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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8 out of 9 people found the following review useful.
99 Reasons to Not Vacation in the Amazon....., 13 April 2008
Author: vitaleralphlouis from United States

A pretty decent adventure film from 1985 offers us several small groups of characters, each going into the wilds of the Amazon seeking different kinds of treasure. The movie is downright imaginative in the unpredictable kinds of trouble they encounter seeking out gold, diamonds or oil.

The good thing about the movie is how it depends on characterization although the visuals are great too. It's much better than most of the clueless action movies of 2007. For one thing the camera holds steady instead of shaking all over creation trying to fake suspense. Most of the 2007 era cheap tricks --- such as the vim vim vim vim sound tracks weren't invented yet.

Expect a disparate bunch of characters, mostly bad, a couple of girls with legs, and more fearful jungle creatures than you ever guessed existed.

After the movie, buzz down to Manaus, Brazil and spend a few days seeing things first hand.

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