American ex-soldier Ronson (Dolph Lundgren) has fallen on hard times. He has been reduced to brutal illegal prizefights in the dingy backstreets of a city in Inner Mongolia in an attempt to pay off his debts. Things go from bad to worse after Ronson is caught in the act and arrested. The judge offers Ronson a choice: pay off all his debts in a month or return to jail. While Ronson is busy debating his limited options, he encounters the alluring Anika (Yu Nan), whom he follows down an alley only to be attacked by three thugs. After successfully beating off his attackers, he learns that the fight has been an elaborate audition for Anika's stepfather Chambers, a wealthy New York art collector. Chambers offers Ronson enough money to settle all his debts if he will guide an expedition composed of Chambers (William Shriver), Anika, several of Chambers' men and archeologist Ang Shaw into the rugged mountains of Mongolia. With the help of a secret map, Chambers hopes to locate a fabled temple... Written by
Meet Ronson: Adventurer, world traveler, always short of money, a man of a few words, a gun for hire. The solution to your problem.
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Did You Know?
While "Diamond Dogs" was still in preproduction, a second Xander Ronson adventure was already in the works, with Lundgren attached as Director. Titled "Tumbling Dice", the plot supposedly involved Ronson traveling to Shanghai to battle the twin descendants of Genghis Khan for control of a mystical spear. However, after the less than spectacular result generated by "Diamond Dogs" messy production, Lundgren bowed out and all plans for future Xander Ronson films were canceled. See more
When Chambers picks up the Tangka it is full of dust and dirt, but when you see it after they come out of the cave there is not a spot of dust on it. See more
The toughest one is the donkey.
Referenced in Making of 'Diamond Dogs'