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 ...
Brutes! Savages! Heroes! ...Paid to fight in the fury of the Congo! [UK theatrical]
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Did You Know?
The movie was made and released about three years after its source novel "Dark of the Sun" by Wilbur Smith
had been first published in 1965. The book was Smith's second novel with this film Dark of the Sun
(1968) being the first ever screen adaptation of a Wilbur Smith
story. See more
One scene where Taylor fires the 50 cal machine gun, you can clearly see there is no ammo can in the holder attached to the weapon and no ammo belt visible. See more
[thrown onboard the train in a drunken stupor
Aah, piss off!
[to Curry, smiling
Captain, the Doctor.
Referenced in Inglourious Basterds
Curry's Drive With Claire
Written and Performed by Jacques Loussier
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