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Thieves of Fortune (1990)

In this action-packed romantic adventure story, a beautiful woman must perform feats of bravery in order to inherit a $28 million fortune and win the man she loves. Lots of stunts featuring... See full summary »

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Michael MacCarthy

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Michael MacCarthy (story), Michael MacCarthy (screenplay) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Michael Nouri ... Juan Luis
Lee Van Cleef ... Sergio
Shawn Weatherly ... Peter
Craig Gardner Craig Gardner ... HH
Liz Torres ... Big Rosa
Russel Savadier Russel Savadier ... Miguel
John Hussey ... Sir Nigel
Tony Caprari Tony Caprari ... Chief Priest / Eavesdropper (as Toni Caprari)
Joseph Ribeiro Joseph Ribeiro ... Police Inspector (as Joe Ribeiro)
Nadia Bilchik Nadia Bilchik ... Isobella
Nobby Clark Nobby Clark ... Spur McGuigan
Claudia Udy Claudia Udy ... Marissa
Danie Voges Danie Voges ... Gomez
Graham Weir Graham Weir ... Pirana
Jon Maytham Jon Maytham ... Flagstead
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In this action-packed romantic adventure story, a beautiful woman must perform feats of bravery in order to inherit a $28 million fortune and win the man she loves. Lots of stunts featuring planes, motorcycles, cliff diving, alligator wrestling and gun battles. Written by Anonymous

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Country:

USA | South Africa

Language:

English

Release Date:

19 October 1990 (South Africa) See more »

Also Known As:

Chameleon See more »

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Stereo

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Color
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Final film of Lee Van Cleef (it was released the year after he died). See more »

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Love You Too
Composers Terry Dempsey & Les Reed
Publishers Lazer Songs/Rebecca Music
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Surprisingly fun
30 August 2014 | by supercygnusSee all my reviews

It shouldn't have worked. A very Ameirican actor playing a robust Spaniard. A low budget. Small amount of screen time for a legendary actor prominently displayed as one of the stars. Russel Savadier, an actor notorious for mugging and over acting in low budget b flicks. The combo seemed destined to failure. But it works! There are issues with broad stereotypes and budget restrictions, but the film ends up being very entertaining. Even Savadier is pretty amusing. Shawn Weathely is very likable and obviously very pretty. Nouri pulls off the super macho Spaniard (for the most part) and makes up for any slips into cartoonish caricature with good comedic timing and a lot of charisma. Craig Gardener could have been completely unlikable in his role, but manages some smarmy charm and decent comedic timing. He's not perfect but services the part way better than you'd expect. There's humor, adventure, action and a good amount of nudity that manages to be a combination of titillating and funny while also servicing the plot (and yes, a bit exploitive still). It plays a lot like a mix of Romancing the Stone and Victor/Victoria but with a solid R rating. Good natured and fun.


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