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River of Death (1989)

An Amazon adventure guide encounters cannibals, Nazis, and a lost city of gold along his search for a kidnapped client.

Director:

Steve Carver

Writers:

Alistair MacLean (novel), Andrew Deutsch (screenplay) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Michael Dudikoff ... John Hamilton
Robert Vaughn ... Dr. Wolfgang Manteuffel
Donald Pleasence ... Heinrich Spaatz
Herbert Lom ... Col. Ricardo Diaz
L.Q. Jones ... Eddie Hiller
Sarah Maur Thorp Sarah Maur Thorp ... Anna Blakesley
Cynthia Erland Cynthia Erland ... Maria
Foziah Davidson Foziah Davidson ... Dalia
Victor Melleney Victor Melleney ... Doc Blakesley
Rufus Swart Rufus Swart ... Pare
Gordon Mulholland Gordon Mulholland ... Fanjul
Alain D. Woolf Alain D. Woolf ... Serrano (as Alain Woolf)
Lindsay Reardon Lindsay Reardon ... Kellner (as Lindsey Reardon)
Goliath Davids Goliath Davids ... The Shaman
Ian Yule ... Long John Silver
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Storyline

An adventurer (Hamilton) decides to go in search of the lost city in the Amazon jungle. A motley crew of other people with reasons of their own decide to join him for the wealth of the lost city. But to their horror they find out that they have bit off more than they can chew. What with a nazi doctor still doing his experiments on people in the same place. Written by <sameeru_01@yahoo.com>

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Taglines:

Adventure, Mystery and Revenge.

Genres:

Adventure

Certificate:

R | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

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Country:

USA | UK | South Africa | Israel

Language:

English

Release Date:

29 September 1989 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

River of Death See more »

Filming Locations:

Port St. Johns, South Africa See more »

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Box Office

Gross USA:

$535,031
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Ultra Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Based on Alistair MacLean's novel published in 1981. It was his 24th novel; this was the 15th film made from one of his novels. See more »

Goofs

The troops guarding Manteuffel's lab at the beginning of the film are improperly uniformed. They wear the Nazi party swastika armbands although they are clearly wearing Wehrmacht army uniforms. The armband was only work by SS troops and Nazi officials and, by this point in the war, only with full dress uniforms and not in the field. See more »

Soundtracks

Guten Abend Mein Herr
Music and Lyrics by Miles Shorter
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Glossy but Unremarkable Pre-CGI, DTV, Low-Budget Trash
11 September 2015 | by LeonLouisRicciSee all my reviews

Cheesy, Low-Budget, but Colorful Action/Adventure with Scary looking and Color Coordinated Amazonian Tribesmen, South American Nazis Circa 1965, Big Haired Babes, and Non-Actor and Fan Favorite Michael Dudikoff.

Along for the Fun is Robert Vaughn and Donald Pleasance Playing Dueling Old Fogie Nazis. The Pacing is too Slow and the Action Lackluster and looking Staged, the Film has Complications like Biological Scourges, and a Hidden Jungle City that Go virtually Nowhere.

The Movie may Take Itself Too Seriously to be much Fun, but it Ends Up being a little Entertaining if You can Get into It. Whether it's Worth the Try will be a Matter of Tolerance and Taste.

Overall, Average for this Type of Pre-CGI, Direct to Video Stuff. It's a Canon Production and the Hacks there Did and Do Have a Fan Base for this Type of Glossy Trash.


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