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In 1948, an assortment of shady characters are searching for Nazi loot, sunken off the coast of Peru.

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J. Lee Thompson

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Víctor Andrés Catena (story), Jaime Comas Gil (story) (as Jaime Comas) | 4 more credits »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Charles Bronson ... Gifford Hoyt
Jason Robards ... Gunther Beckdorff
Dominique Sanda ... Marie Claire Allesandri
Fernando Rey ... Police Captain Terredo
Simon MacCorkindale ... Lewis Clarkson
Camilla Sparv ... Hera
Gilbert Roland ... Dr. Rudolfo Ramirez
Denny Miller ... Horst
James Booth ... John Baker
Jorge Russek ... Provincial Minister
Clifton James ... Lorrimer
Ernest Esparza III Ernest Esparza III ... Pepe (as Ernest Esparza)
José Chávez José Chávez ... Bustamante
Carlos Romano Carlos Romano ... Miguel
Martin LaSalle ... Aparicio
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Storyline

Offshore near Caboblanco, Peru, an explorer of sea wrecks is murdered. However, local authorities decide that the official cause of death is "accidental drowning." Among the skeptical is Giff Hoyt, an expatriate American, longtime Caboblanco resident and popular innkeeper. Giff's interest is further piqued when Marie arrives in town. Her passport is confiscated by the corrupt authority, and Giff protests. Furthermore, a Nazi named Beckdorff lives in a well-fortified compound near town, and he might be responsible for the explorer's death. Beckdorff himself seeks sunken treasure in the area, as well as protection from local interference. Can Giff Hoyt stifle the evil Beckdorff, save the lovely Marie, and possibly even locate sunken treasure? Written by veloc <velo_00@yahoo.com>

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An epic adventure that explodes at the edge of the world. See more »


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R | See all certifications »

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Country:

Mexico | USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

1 February 1981 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Cabo Blanco See more »

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Budget:

$10,000,000 (estimated)
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

This movie has been described as a remake of Casablanca (1942). It has also been described as a rip-off, homage, copy, reworking and tribute to that picture. See more »

Goofs

When the diving device is raised from the deck(at around 3 mins), the winch is rotating in the wrong direction, and when the capsule is lowered into the water, the rotating direction is the same as when lifting. See more »

Quotes

Gunther Beckdorff: I heard you were a simple man, Giff, who came to Caboblanco and found contentment. Why should you care for a girl who had no passport?
Gifford Hoyt: Because she's being held here against her will! Why? Do you have use for her? Then what happens? Does she leave Caboblanco alive?
Gunther Beckdorff: You confound me! You come here, accuse me of attacking a ship and now I want to do harm to some French woman.
Gifford Hoyt: Who said she's French?
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Featured in The Legend of Cabo Blanco (2016) See more »

Soundtracks

The Very Thought Of You
Sung by Nat 'King' Cole
Composed by Ray Noble
Published by Warner Bros Music, a division of Warner Bros, Inc.
Courtesy of Capitol Records
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film noir in the tropics
28 April 2013 | by trojans7See all my reviews

A big fan of j lee thompson and charles bronson i found this movie worth a watch. its very layed back and old school like a visit to your folks.its south American local and tropic feel was a real plus and Charley was in in good form.but thompson was slumming it a bit,maybe enjoying the sun to much.the pace was slow even for this sort of film.

i think i could of enjoyed it more if the copy i had was any good, but it is poor with only the widescreen formate save it from being unwatchable. it is such a rare movie that i was happy enough to see it at all.

if you enjoy 70's style movies and gumshoe movies give it a go its good late night fodder.


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