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Treasure of the Amazon (1985)

A ragtag group of adventurers, including a former Nazi, is led by a half-maddened grizzled treasure hunter who wants a second chance to find the mythical treasure of the Amazon, after his first mission went terrible wrong.

Director:

René Cardona Jr.

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René Cardona Jr. (story), René Cardona Jr. (screenplay) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Stuart Whitman ... Gringo
Donald Pleasence ... Klaus von Blantz
Bradford Dillman ... Clark
Sonia Infante Sonia Infante ... Morimba
John Ireland ... Priest
Emilio Fernández ... Tacho / Paco (as Emilio 'El Indio' Fernandez)
Pedro Armendáriz Jr. ... Pablo / Zapata (as Pedro Armendariz)
Jorge Luke ... Jairo / Jaime
Ann Sidney Ann Sidney ... Barbara
Clark Jarrett ... Dick
Hugo Stiglitz ... Riverboat Captain
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Storyline

A ragtag group of adventurers, including a former Nazi, is led by a half-maddened grizzled treasure hunter who wants a second chance to find the mythical treasure of the Amazon, after his first mission went terrible wrong.

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Taglines:

It's "Man against Man" and "Man against Nature" - Which One Will Prove More Deadly? See more »


Certificate:

R | See all certifications »

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Country:

USA | Mexico

Language:

English | Spanish

Release Date:

30 May 1985 (Mexico) See more »

Also Known As:

Greed See more »

Filming Locations:

Chiapas, Mexico See more »

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Runtime:

(DVD)

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Goofs

The boat that the expedition crew is aboard while sailing upriver appears to be a steamboat (it has a smokestack and a steam whistle), but during more than one scene you can clearly hear the diesel engine running. See more »

Quotes

Paco: Remember that women have a pact with the devil... But don't worry, because we have no women here.
Jaime: That's good, because after seeing those tigers fighting out there, that suits me just fine.
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Alternate Versions

West German VHS version was cut by ca. 24 minutes and uses a different score. See more »

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Cheap amateur rubbish
2 September 2006 | by oslojSee all my reviews

It is sad when decent actors are involved in cheap rubbish like this that squander their talents. Most notable are Stuart Whitman, who is a very competent actor but when placed in a cheap jungle thriller, albeit lacking any thrill, one wonders why they stooped so low. This is absolutely one of the worst films I have seen, it is amateurish, directed by some hack René Cardona Jr., who did numerous other junk that probably isn't worth seeing either. Evident are a lack of story, character study or anything that resembles "action", instead, one dumb scene is added to the next. The editing is incongruent, many scenes looked as if they were filmed in the same "jungle location" or a mediocre studio. Loud music and dumb 'moments' signal the start of the supposed action, such as a man falling into a river and showing stock footage of crocs going into the water, not very exciting. There was a stupid Fulci scene in where a man is "torn" to pieces by small crabs in one of the most absurd scenes ever. The acting is atrocious from the minor leads, who can't even speak English very well, and it ruins their credulity. Donald Pleasence, who is also normally very good, was terrible here. There is nothing to motivate the audience, this is entirely dull and a complete waste.


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