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The Adventurers (1970)

The wealthy playboy son of an assassinated South American diplomat discovers that his father was really murdered on orders of the corrupt president of the country--a man who was his ... See full summary »

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Lewis Gilbert

Writers:

Michael Hastings (screenplay), Lewis Gilbert (screenplay) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Charles Aznavour ... Marcel Campion
Alan Badel ... President Rojo
Candice Bergen ... Sue Ann Daley
Thommy Berggren ... Sergei Nikovitch
Delia Boccardo ... Caroline de Coyne
Ernest Borgnine ... Fat Cat
Rossano Brazzi ... Baron de Coyne
Olivia de Havilland ... Deborah Hadley (as Olivia De Havilland)
Bekim Fehmiu ... Dax Xenos
Anna Moffo ... Dania Leonardi
Fernando Rey ... Jaime Xenos
Leigh Taylor-Young ... Amparo Rojo
Yolande Donlan ... Mrs. Erickson
John Ireland ... Mr. James Hadley
Jorge Martínez de Hoyos ... El Condor (as Jorge Martinez De Hoyos)
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Storyline

The wealthy playboy son of an assassinated South American diplomat discovers that his father was really murdered on orders of the corrupt president of the country--a man who was his father's friend and who, in fact, his father had helped put into power. He returns from living a jet-set life in Europe to lead a revolution against the government, only to find out that things aren't quite as black and white as he had assumed. Written by frankfob2@yahoo.com

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What does it take to be a man among men? Dax has it in THE ADVENTURERS. See more »


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PG | See all certifications »
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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

25 March 1970 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

El mundo de los aventureros See more »

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Budget:

$17,000,000 (estimated)
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Sound Mix:

70 mm 6-Track (70 mm prints)| Mono (35 mm prints)

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

The Dax Xenos character (played by Bekim Fehmiu) is a thinly veiled portrait of Dominican diplomat/playboy Porfirio Rubirosa, and the Candice Bergen character is based on Woolworth heiress Barbara Hutton. Other characters in the film are also based on real people. See more »

Goofs

The second time the Lockheed Super Constellation is taking off the next shot shows the shadow of a Douglas DC-7, not the Super Constellation. The Super Constellation has three rudders, the DC-7 only one; the shadow shows only one rudder. See more »

Quotes

President Rojo: A bandit by himself is nothing but a bandit. A bandit and a lawyer... that's a revolution.
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Alternate Versions

The original UK cinema version was heavily cut by the BBFC to remove shots of rape and nudity, and the 1988 CIC video featured a heavily abridged version of the film. See more »

Connections

Referenced in Rolf De Heer (2008) See more »

Soundtracks

Adventure
Lyrics by Norman Gimbel
Music by Antonio Carlos Jobim
Ray Brown Orchestra
Featured vocals: Morgan Ames
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Not that bad at all
19 October 1999 | by Boyo-2See all my reviews

This movie was a tad too long and not trashy enough, but its worth a look if you're in the right mood. The lead actor has no acting ability at all and I was wondering what the movie would be like with Omar Sharif instead. If you're looking for gloss and glitter and all that, see "Where Love has Gone" or "The Betsy", also by Harold Robbins and made into movies. This movie includes a lot of civil war involvement, set in a fictional country. The large cast includes Ernest Borgnine, Candice Bergen and Olivia DeHavilland.


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