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.
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
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 »
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 »
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 »
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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