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The Bermuda Triangle (1978)

Not Rated | | Horror, Sci-Fi, Mystery | 10 February 1978 (Italy)
The passengers and crew of a boat on a summer cruise in the Caribbean stray near the famed Bermuda Triangle, and mysterious things start happening.

Director:

René Cardona Jr.

Writers:

Charles Berlitz (book), René Cardona Jr. (adapted by) | 5 more credits »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
John Huston ... Edward
Andrés García ... Alan
Hugo Stiglitz ... Capt. Mark Briggs (as Hugo Stiglietz)
Gloria Guida ... Michelle
Marina Vlady ... Kim
Claudine Auger ... Sybil
René Cardona III ... Dave (as Al Coster)
Carlos East ... Peter
Gretha Gretha ... Diana
Catherine Piaget Catherine Piaget
Mario Arévalo Mario Arévalo ... Tony, crew member
Jorge Zamora Jorge Zamora ... Simon, the cook (as Jorge Zamora 'Zamorita')
Adalberto Arvizu Adalberto Arvizu ... Pilot (as Alberto Arvizu)
Miguel Ángel Fuentes ... Gordon
Andrés García Jr. Andrés García Jr. ... Billy
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The passengers and crew of a boat on a summer cruise in the Caribbean stray near the famed Bermuda Triangle, and mysterious things start happening.

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Horror | Sci-Fi | Mystery

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Country:

Mexico | Italy

Language:

English

Release Date:

10 February 1978 (Italy) See more »

Also Known As:

Devil's Triangle of Bermuda See more »

Filming Locations:

Galveston, Texas, USA See more »

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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.78 : 1
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Several times, particularly during the first half of the movie, some of the "electronic tonalities" from "Forbidden Planet" (1956) are used as part of the musical score. See more »

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When the divers enter the water (38:30 - 39:20) they are all wearing buoyancy vests. Once they are under the surface, the vests are gone. See more »

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As Barry Manilow sings, 'Bermuda Triangle Very bad!'.
31 March 2018 | by BA_HarrisonSee all my reviews

Directed by prolific Mexican exploitation film-maker René Cardona Jr., The Bermuda Triangle is a dull supernatural thriller that attempts to cash in on the mysterious phenomenon supposedly responsible for the strange disappearance of numerous aircraft, boats and ships.

Starring a slumming-it John Huston, Mexican B-movie actor Hugo Stiglitz, Bond girl Claudine Auger, and stunning blonde Euro-babe Gloria Guida, the film centres around a family pleasure cruise that experiences strange occurrences after the youngest daughter takes possession of a doll found floating in the sea. A mysterious fog-bank, a sudden storm, a sea-quake and a series of bizarre fatal accidents subsequently befall the occupants of the Black Whale III.

Like the family's boat, the plot goes nowhere, adrift in a sea of half-baked ideas. Cardona is unable to inject any life into proceedings, and his cast can do little with the directionless script. It comes as no surprise that, with the stranded passengers and crew whittled down to a handful of survivors, Cardona Jr. wraps up his film with a dumb Twilight Zone-style twist that fails to provide any answers.

3.5 out of 10, rounded down to 3 for the senseless harpooning of three sharks that were happily minding their own business.


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