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Pacific Inferno (1979)

After the fall of the Philippines in World War II, the Japanese discover that Gen. MacArthur ordered millions of dollars in silver dumped in Manila Bay in order that it not fall into enemy ... See full summary »

Director:

Rolf Bayer

Writers:

Rolf Bayer, Roland S. Jefferson (additional dialogue) (as Roland S.Jefferson M.D.) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Jim Brown ... Clyde
Richard Jaeckel ... Dealer
Timothy Brown ... Zoe (as Tim Brown)
Rik Van Nutter Rik Van Nutter ... Dennis
Dick Adair Dick Adair ... George
Jimmy Shaw ... Leroy
Wilma Reading Wilma Reading ... Tita
Dindo Fernando Dindo Fernando ... Totoy
Sonny Batacan Sonny Batacan ... Nardo
Pedro Faustino Pedro Faustino ... Elder
Tad Horino Tad Horino ... Yamada
Vic Silayan Vic Silayan ... Fukoshima
Butz Aquino Butz Aquino ... Kobayashi
Vic Diaz ... Kempei
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Storyline

After the fall of the Philippines in World War II, the Japanese discover that Gen. MacArthur ordered millions of dollars in silver dumped in Manila Bay in order that it not fall into enemy hands. Among the prisoners the Japanese have taken are two American U.S. Navy deep-sea divers, whom they then force to dive in search of the sunken treasure. Written by frankfob2@yahoo.com

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War

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Country:

USA | Philippines

Language:

English

Release Date:

27 July 1979 (Finland) See more »

Also Known As:

Do They Ever Cry in America? See more »

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Runtime:

(DVD)

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color (archival footage)| Color
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Trivia

Filmed in 1977, released briefly in 1979, re-released in 1985. See more »

Goofs

When the crew goes "topside" to search for diving gear, they are walking around the barracks and officers' club. The ruins should be freshly destroyed, having just fallen months earlier. Instead, vines cover the ruins, and in places, full grown trees are growing inside buildings. See more »

Crazy Credits

Opening sequences: FINAL FALL OF THE PHILIPPINES TO THE JAPANESE April 9, 1942 See more »

Connections

Features Tora! Tora! Tora! (1970) See more »

Soundtracks

FLASHBACK
Sung by Dee Dee Sharp (as Dee Dee Sharp Gamble)
Words and Music By M. Burton and P. Terry
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potential cult classic of epic proportions....
5 February 2007 | by Starrman21See all my reviews

If you are in to bad movies for the entertainment of witnessing bad movies, bad acting, bad production etc..aka Mystery Science Theater 3000 quality....you will love Pacific Inferno. Jim Brown will be forever remembered as one of the greatest football players to ever play the game...as an actor he will forever be remembered as one of the greatest football players to ever play the game... I am not sure who Rolf Bayer was...but I am hoping he was 15 or 16 years old when he directed this, perhaps he may have been the next Spielberg in the making...because if he was a grown man directing this...a 15 or 16 year old could have done better.... The basis or plot for the movie probably had some historical merit and maybe even truthfully accurate...but the actual film may be one of worst movies made in American film history...I kept waiting for Lee Marvin, William Holden or Charles Bronson to pop in to somehow save whatever "face" was left of this film. I would have loved to have been at the red carpet, black tie gala for the Hollywood opening when this movie previewed...as this movie had to have many a viewer laughing and cringing under their breath... it is on the dime DVD racks now....look for it for entertainment value...this movie is so bad it is too good to pass up...


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