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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 ... See full summary »

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Peter R. Hunt (as Peter Hunt)

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Wilbur Smith (screenplay), Stanley Price (screenplay) | 1 more credit »
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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 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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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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Everything they touch turns to pure excitement! See more »


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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 »

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Budget:

£1,000,000 (estimated)
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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

Patsy Kensit appears briefly as a little girl opening a Christmas present with her grandfather. See more »

Goofs

Once the news comes through that the mine is safe, the two villains watching get into a cat and mouse situation, with one attempting to run the other down using their Rolls-Royce. This culminates with the man on foot throwing a rock at and hitting the windscreen, causing the driver to lose control. But the shot from the throwers' point-of-view of the approaching car (his last sight) shows the windscreen undamaged. See more »

Quotes

Rod Slater: My God, you're beautiful.
Terry Steyner (Sussanah York): Kiss me you fool.
Farrel (John Gielgud): Rod Slater, Do you know what your getting yourself into?
Rod Slater: No, No I dont.
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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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DECK THE HALLS
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Traditional tune, lyrics by Thomas Oliphant (uncredited)
Arranged by Elmer Bernstein
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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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