When Harry Burck (Harmon), an American engineer on loan to Colombia, is taken hostage and held for ransom, his brother Corey (Schoeffling) and friend Jack (Busey) are among a group of men, lead by Shrike (Duvall), who go deep into the jungles of Colombia to rescue Harry and an American ambassador. Written by
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Five Men Risk Everything To Save a Friend.
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The surrounding area of Veracruz, Mexico included rivers and jungle which figure prominently in the story. The filmmakers did add several features to the landscape. They built two jungle airstrips for the small planes used to transport the American would-be rescuers. The fields were constructed to appear as if they had been around for a long time. The company also constructed an elaborate jungle compound, headquarters for Carlos Ochobar (Guillermo Ríos
), the renegade revolutionary who has kidnapped Harry and the American ambassador to protect his lucrative contraband trade and is willing to kill if necessary. See more
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