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River of Death (1989)

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An adventurer (Hamilton) decides to go in search of the lost city in the Amazon jungle. A motley crew of other people with reasons of their own decide to join him for the wealth of the lost... See full summary »

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John Hamilton
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Dr. Wolfgang Manteuffel
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Heinrich Spaatz
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Colonel Ricardo Diaz
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Eddie Hiller
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Anna Blakesley
Cynthia Erland ...
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Dalia
Victor Melleney ...
Doc Blakesley
Rufus Swart ...
Pare
Gordon Mulholland ...
Fanjul
Alain D. Woolf ...
Serrano (as Alain Woolf)
Lindsey Reardon ...
Kellner
Goliath Davids ...
The Shaman
Ian Yule ...
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An adventurer (Hamilton) decides to go in search of the lost city in the Amazon jungle. A motley crew of other people with reasons of their own decide to join him for the wealth of the lost city. But to their horror they find out that they have bit off more than they can chew. What with a nazi doctor still doing his experiments on people in the same place. Written by <sameeru_01@yahoo.com>

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29 September 1989 (USA)  »

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Alistair MacLean's River of Death  »

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$535,031 (USA)
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Final (to date, April 2012) made for cinema adaptation of an Alistair MacLean story. See more »

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Guten Abend Mein Herr
Music and Lyrics by Miles Shorter
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What A Serial This Would Have Made
20 November 2008 | by (Buffalo, New York) – See all my reviews

I'm sure that the original novel by Alistair McLean was a whole lot better than this film would indicate. It would almost have to be. This is a style of film making not seen since the pleasant days of Republic and Monogram Pictures were active. It's almost like a bad serial without as many chapter breaks.

A Mengele like scientist played with relish by Robert Vaughn as the Allied armies are closing in on both sides of Nazi Germany has to flee. Those concentration camp inmates, wonderful subjects for experimentation are going to become unavailable shortly and he wants to continue his research. He kills a Swiss investigator and his SS backer Donald Pleasance he merely wounds in a rather stupid double cross.

Fast forward twenty years to the Sixties and two fisted adventurer Michael Dudikoff is looking for a lost Inca city in the Amazon head waters where all kinds of strange things have been happening to the natives. All sorts of other people want to get to the city as well for varying motives. They team up with the intrepid Dudikoff leading the motley expedition.

River Of Death is a throwback to those old action adventure films that used to be churned out of those B studios by the bucket load. That's not necessarily a good thing. It might have been better had this been a satire of same, but River Of Death is as serious as a crutch.

What a serial this could have been, river pirates, corrupt police, lost city, Nazi scientists, what more could you want?


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