British commando, Captain Curry, is hired by President Ubi of war-torn Congo, to steal $50 million in uncut diamonds from a time-locked vault before the separatist Simba army that's fighting Ubi's forces and the UN peacekeepers overruns the remote town where the bank that holds the vault is located. Curry teams up with his friend Ruffo, Doctor Wreid, who's an alcoholic, and Henlein, a sadistic Nazi who left Germany after WWII to work as a mercenary. The mercenaries reach the town by Ubi's train after surviving an attack from the UN peacekeepers, only to find a number of terrified Westerners who were driven out from their homes by force, including torture, rape and murder, by the Simba rebels. They agree to help them leave town and befriend one of them, a pretty widow called Claire whose husband was murdered by the rebels. As their mission nears completion everything suddenly goes horribly wrong and the story culminates in an orgy of sadistic graphic violence as Henlein betrays the ...
You Don't Kill for Women, You Don't Kill for Diamonds, You Kill Because You're Paid for it!
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Did You Know?
Showbusiness trade paper Variety erroneously reported in its review that this Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer movie was shot in Africa but in fact this movie was filmed Out of Africa. The picture's exteriors were lensed in Jamaica in the Carribean as it could not be shot on the dark continent due to political unrest. Ironically, around the same, another picture from MGM, Graham Greene
's The Comedians
(1967), was set in the Carribean, but filmed in Benin, West Africa. See more
The Swedish UN forces are seen carrying the FN FAL rifle. Neither the regular Swedish Army nor the Swedish UN troops ever used this rifle. See more
[thrown onboard the train in a drunken stupor
Aah, piss off!
[to Curry, smiling
Captain, the Doctor.
References The Birth of a Nation
Main Theme From Dark Of The Sun
Written and Performed by Jacques Loussier
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