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Acapulco Gold (1976)

PG | | Crime, Drama, Thriller | 1 June 1976 (USA)
See former child evangelist MARJOE GORTNER as an ordinary Joe who gets involved in a dangerous DRUG SMUGGLING scheme in beautiful HAWAII! This is a movie made especially for the DRUG CULTURE circa 1974!


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Don Enright (screenplay), O'Brian Tomalin (screenplay) | 2 more credits »


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Cast overview, first billed only:
Marjoe Gortner ... Ralph Hollio
Robert Lansing ... Carl Solborg
Ed Nelson ... Ray Hollister
John Harkins ... Morgan Frye
Randi Oakes ... Sally Cantrell
Lawrence P. Casey ... Agent Gordon
Phil Hoover Phil Hoover ... George
Kwan Hi Lim Kwan Hi Lim ... Wang
Barlow Chu Barlow Chu ... Agent Iwanabe
Robert I. Preston Robert I. Preston ... Wayne Buelford
Camille Almy Camille Almy ... Doris
Charles Peck Charles Peck ... Herb
David Brooks Palmer David Brooks Palmer ... Poindexter (as David Palmer)
Gene Good Gene Good ... Sinclair
Donald Carter Donald Carter ... Chief


See former child evangelist MARJOE GORTNER as an ordinary Joe who gets involved in a dangerous DRUG SMUGGLING scheme in beautiful HAWAII! This is a movie made especially for the DRUG CULTURE circa 1974!

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Crime | Drama | Thriller


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Release Date:

1 June 1976 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Heroin Connection See more »


Box Office


$1,000,000 (estimated)
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Company Credits

Production Co:

Mar Vista Productions See more »
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Technical Specs


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Sound Mix:

Mono (Glen Glenn Sound)


Color (CFI)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?


The film's producers were unhappy with the original score, so they hired Craig Safan at the last minute to compose a new score for the movie. He was given only one week to get it done. See more »


Randi Oakes is actually two different color bikini's while filming the beach scene. See more »


Crowd in Bar: Ha ha ha ha!
Carl Solborg: Alright Juan, I want for me, and one for me Burl, Ahhhh I got it, hi ho Burl. Ahh alright the drink but I need a new liver, ah Jesus this is it the Himalayas partner Aretha alright Puerto Varas weeks ago.
Mexican Police Officers: What's is this take it easy.
Carl Solborg: I don't want to sue, what is this you do this for the weekend that a full track of sleep oh gees.
Sally Cantrell: Ha ha ha ha! Ah! Ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha!
George: I'm sorry Mr. Frye but that stupid Solborg got himself arrested.
Morgan Frye: For What?
George: He got drunk, he rode his mule ...
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Referenced in Pop Culture Beast's Halloween Horror Picks: Dogs (2015) See more »


Acapulco Gold
Music and Lyrics by Craig Safan
Sung by Gregory Prestopino (as Greg Prestopino)
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Barely released would be action, or was it comedy?
9 November 1999 | by Serpent-5See all my reviews

This film barely played anywhere (bottom half of UP IN SMOKE in Los Angeles in most theatres) as it features Marjoe Gortner as a guy who is framed as a drug smuggler, gets help from a town drunk (Robert Lansing) and gets mixed up in a middle of a drug deal in Hawaii. Intresting original songs are featured in this PG film with very little of anything. From the company that brought you DOGS and later turned into the late American Cinema in the 80's. Not recommended.

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