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A South African gold mine manager discovers a plot hatched by the mine owners and London bankers to flood the mine in order to curb gold production and consequently manipulate its price on the stock markets.

Director:

Peter R. Hunt (as Peter Hunt)

Writers:

Wilbur Smith (screenplay), Stanley Price (screenplay) | 1 more credit »
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Nominated for 1 Oscar. Another 1 nomination. See more awards »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Roger Moore ... Rod Slater
Susannah York ... Terry Steyner
Ray Milland ... Hurry H. 'Pops' Hirschfeld
Bradford Dillman ... Manfred Steyner
John Gielgud ... Farrell
Tony Beckley ... Stephen Marais
Simon Sabela Simon Sabela ... Big King (John Nkulu)
Marc Smith ... Tex Kiernan
John Hussey ... Plummer
Bernard Horsfall ... Dave Kowalski
Bill Brewer Bill Brewer ... Aristide
Norman Coombes ... Frank Lemmer
George Jackson George Jackson ... Gus, Mine Doctor
Ken Hare Ken Hare ... Jackson
Ralph Loubser Ralph Loubser ... Mine Captain
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Storyline

Rod Slater is the newly appointed General Manager of the Sonderditch gold mine, but he stumbles across an ingenious plot to flood the mine, by drilling into an underground lake, so the unscrupulous owners to make a killing in the international gold market. Written by mike.wilson6@btinternet.com

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The world's most daring conspiracy against the world's most precious metal! And only one man can stop it! See more »


Certificate:

PG | See all certifications »

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Trivia

The DC-10 seen taxiing at Johannesburg International Airport was one of two in service by Union de Transports Aériens (UTA) Airlines. UTA had two DC-10s in their airline fleet prior to 1978. See more »

Goofs

When Jane and Rod appear in the aircraft there is no microphone showing but seconds later there is one showing on the window frame along with a different instrument cluster - clearly two different aircraft. See more »

Quotes

Rod Slater: Can you stop this madness?
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Alternate Versions

The original UK cinema version was heavily cut for an 'A' (PG) certificate by the BBFC with reductions to the amputation scene, and heavy edits to the fight scenes between King and Kowalski, and to shots of Steyner being pursued and hit by a car. The cuts were fully restored in later releases and the certificate upgraded to a '12'. See more »

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Referenced in Bond. Classic Bond. (2008) See more »

Soundtracks

GOLD
Music by Elmer Bernstein
Lyrics by Don Black
Sung by Jimmy Helms
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Great action pic
21 April 2004 | by steele505See all my reviews

I saw this film while living in Geneva Switzerland in 1981, courtesy of a borrowed video cassette copy. I was a lot younger then, thirty, and less discerning, but I was utterly enchanted by actress Susannah York, and have been ever since. It had the feel of a good James Bond adventure and I thought that actor Roger Moore was at his best, and in fact was better in this film then in any of his James Bond movies. I've never visited South Africa, but had studied the history of the country, and I enjoyed viewing the on-location scenes of the country. There are great scenes workers in the mines, as well as Zulu warriors in their regalia.


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Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

16 October 1974 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

The Great Gold Conspiracy See more »

Filming Locations:

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Budget:

GBP1,000,000 (estimated)
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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.39 : 1
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