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The Adventurers (1970)

The wealthy playboy son of an assassinated South American diplomat discovers that his father was really murdered on orders of the corrupt president of the country--a man who was his ... See full summary »

Director:

Lewis Gilbert

Writers:

Michael Hastings (screenplay), Lewis Gilbert (screenplay) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Charles Aznavour ... Marcel Campion
Alan Badel ... President Rojo
Candice Bergen ... Sue Ann Daley
Thommy Berggren ... Sergei Nikovitch
Delia Boccardo ... Caroline de Coyne
Ernest Borgnine ... Fat Cat
Rossano Brazzi ... Baron de Coyne
Olivia de Havilland ... Deborah Hadley (as Olivia De Havilland)
Bekim Fehmiu ... Dax Xenos
Anna Moffo ... Dania Leonardi
Fernando Rey ... Jaime Xenos
Leigh Taylor-Young ... Amparo Rojo
Yolande Donlan ... Mrs. Erickson
John Ireland ... Mr. James Hadley
Jorge Martínez de Hoyos ... El Condor (as Jorge Martinez De Hoyos)
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Storyline

The wealthy playboy son of an assassinated South American diplomat discovers that his father was really murdered on orders of the corrupt president of the country--a man who was his father's friend and who, in fact, his father had helped put into power. He returns from living a jet-set life in Europe to lead a revolution against the government, only to find out that things aren't quite as black and white as he had assumed. Written by frankfob2@yahoo.com

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What does it take to be a man among men? Dax has it in THE ADVENTURERS. See more »


Certificate:

R | See all certifications »
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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

25 March 1970 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

El mundo de los aventureros See more »

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Budget:

$17,000,000 (estimated)
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Sound Mix:

70 mm 6-Track (70 mm prints)| Mono (35 mm prints)

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

In later years, director Lewis Gilbert admitted that the film was terrible and that he never should have made it. He had been in the running to direct Oliver! (1968) and took this assignment when he failed to land the Oscar-winning musical. See more »

Goofs

The second time the Lockheed Super Constellation is taking off the next shot shows the shadow of a Douglas DC-7, not the Super Constellation. The Super Constellation has three rudders, the DC-7 only one; the shadow shows only one rudder. See more »

Quotes

Girl journalist Belinda: Is it true you've made love to every woman in this room?
Dax Xenos: [eying her lustfully] Not yet...
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Alternate Versions

The original UK cinema version was heavily cut by the BBFC to remove shots of rape and nudity, and the 1988 CIC video featured a heavily abridged version of the film. See more »

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Referenced in Rolf De Heer (2008) See more »

Soundtracks

Adventure
Lyrics by Norman Gimbel
Music by Antonio Carlos Jobim
Ray Brown Orchestra
Featured vocals: Morgan Ames
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This movie IS trash !
21 June 2000 | by Xanadu-2See all my reviews

I bought it on video and it was so long it was on two tapes! So a lot of fast forwarding was needed for the countless war scenes. But it was worth the wait to get to the high sixties segments, the overall best being (for the plot totally unnecessary) the fashion shows! But oh, it was the films´ highlight. Super camp fashion numbers out of the blue but totally appropriate for a high gloss sixties movie. It was released 1970, I wonder if it all seemed a little out of date even then?

Loads of stars, even lesser like an early Jaclyn Smith and the underrated underused Angela Scoular (of On Her Majesties Secret Service). But the best is Candice Bergen. SO stunningly beautiful the screen almost melted and she did some fine acting even if she thought she hadn´t. She played a lesbian again and she ends up bitter and chain-smoking. (Hollywood logic).


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