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Director:
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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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Toss fake diamonds in stream: take real diamonds out of stream. 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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4 out of 5 people found the following review useful.
Toss fake diamonds in stream: take real diamonds out of stream., 14 August 2007
Author: tonopah6 from Mansfield, Ohio

The treasure part of this movie is stupid, because diamonds don't emerge naturally from ground level. There is some gold finding, too - that separate escapade is done by a Nazi and a topless native woman (who is actually Latino instead of Amazonian). But I have to admit that that woman looked good. The Nazi (Pleasance) is okay, and I found myself on his side while searching for treasure in order to build a better world - (what the hell) - Though opponents to that have their way. There is a need to mention that there is a goof who is searching for oil; and he is, by far, one of the worst actors in history. The goof's girlfriend isn't too bad looking though; but miss goody two-shoes eventually shows her devious side. The main characters are the diamond getters: performed by Whitman and his two nagging companions, who travel through the jungle yelling and pointing guns at each other. Fortunately they are given the greater majority of film time, making the story passable: with the scenery and Whitman making the highlights.

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