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Esmeralda Bay (1989)

La bahía esmeralda (original title)
A priest secretly leads rebels in their struggle against the corrupt military dictatorship of the Central American country of Puerto Santo.

Director:

Jesús Franco

Writers:

Daniel Lesoeur (screenplay) (as A.L. Mariaux), H.L. Rostaine (screenplay) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Robert Forster ... Madero
George Kennedy ... Wilson
Fernando Rey ... Ramos
Ramon Estevez ... Andres (as Ramon Sheen)
Silvia Tortosa Silvia Tortosa ... Linda Wilson
Craig Hill ... Jonathan Perry
Teri Vallee Teri Vallee ... Anita Wilson (as Terry Vallee)
Brett Halsey ... Luis
Daniel Grimm Daniel Grimm ... Antonio (as Harrison Grimm)
Lina Romay ... Hotelier
Jean-Pierre Delamour Jean-Pierre Delamour ... Captain
Antonio Mayans ... Priest
Karin Well ... Lina Wilson
Piper Piper
Daniel Katz Daniel Katz
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A priest secretly leads rebels in their struggle against the corrupt military dictatorship of the Central American country of Puerto Santo.

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Action | Drama | War

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Country:

Spain | France

Language:

English

Release Date:

18 May 1989 (France) See more »

Also Known As:

Esmeralda Bay See more »

Filming Locations:

Barcelona, Catalonia, Spain See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Eurociné,Lluria Films See more »
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

| (DVD)

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color
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Antonio Mayans acted in many films under the stage name "Robert Foster" because of his resemblance to Robert Forster. This caused some film databases to mistakenly credit Forster with Spanish-language films that in which he did not appear. Mayans apologized to Forster, who accepted. See more »

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Hard so Hard
Written by F. Astain, J. Jampol and R. Zanelli
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Pretty entertaining howler made by Jesus Franco.
21 December 2003 | by HumanoidOfFleshSee all my reviews

"Esmeralda Bay" is a low-budget action hilarity made by Jesus Franco.The film is filled with completely amateurish action scenes that are more than laughable.The cast is pretty familiar for fans of European cult cinema,including Robert Forster,George Kennedy,Fernando Rey,Brett Halsey,Lina Romay and Karin Well.The complete lack of sleazy exploitation is especially hard to forgive.The film is quite entertaining,but I expected more from the master of exploitation.Still it's worth checking out just for its cast.5 out of 10.


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