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Paradiso infernale (1988)

Not Rated | | Action, Adventure, Crime | 19 August 1988 (Italy)
Four friends head into the jungle to locate a lost professor but instead face off against treasure hunters who are torturing and killing natives.


Antonio Climati


Antonio Climati (story), Marco Merlo (story) | 4 more credits »




Complete credited cast:
Marco Merlo Marco Merlo ... Fred
Fabrizio Merlo Fabrizio Merlo ... Mark
May Deseligny May Deseligny ... Jemma Demien
Pio Maria Federici Pio Maria Federici ... Pete
Bruno Corazzari ... Professor Korenz
Roberto Ricci Roberto Ricci ... River Snake Fisherman
Jessica Quintero Jessica Quintero ... Kuwala
David Maunsell David Maunsell ... Child Smuggler
Sasha D'Arc Sasha D'Arc ... Head Shrinker
Roberto Alessandri Roberto Alessandri ... Henchman
Sal Borgese ... Juan Garcia (as Salvatore Borgese)


A man named Pete gets a phone call from his friend, Jemma, who says she has evidence that a professor missing in the Amazon is still alive. Pete hires two men, Mark and Fred, to steal a plane and fly down to the jungle to meet with her. Once there, they meet with Jemma and head into the jungle. The group gets the help of a young native girl to take them to the legendary Imas tribe, the tribe in which the professor was said to be with. However, during their search for the Imas, they run into gold hunters, who are intent on killing the tribe and stealing their treasure. Now racing against the treasure seekers to reach the Imas, they also uncover another scandal in the jungle and try to shut them both down to save the local natives. Written by Helltopay27

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Alternate Versions

The Chinese/Hong Kong VCD release is completely uncut and runs at just under 87 minutes. See more »


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Gory and exciting!

I found this movie very entertaining. Of course, there are parts that were a little in believable but...hey...It's not a blockbuster. I thoroughly enjoyed it! You can't take these movies too seriously. Sit back and enjoy with a bowl of popcorn I say:)

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Italian | Spanish

Release Date:

19 August 1988 (Italy) See more »

Also Known As:

Paradiso infernale See more »

Filming Locations:

Amazon Rainforest, Colombia See more »

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Sound Mix:

Dolby Stereo



Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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