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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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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 »

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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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Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Ultra Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Nitroglycerine was used for the explosions. See more »

Goofs

Even though set in 1965 several of the actors are wearing clothes in typical 1980's style. See more »

Soundtracks

Guten Abend Mein Herr
Music and Lyrics by Miles Shorter
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Unexciting Jungle Adventure
19 May 2014 | by FilmfandaveSee all my reviews

Michael Dudikoff plays a freelance guide Hamilton, an expert in jungle expedition. While on his journey with a doctor and his daughter into the deep dangerous jungles of the Amazon, Hamilton, along with his clients, is attacked by indigenous primitive tribe of the mythical Lost City. The doctor is killed and the daughter captured.

Barely escaping death, Hamilton manages to return to the outpost of the Amazon basin and report the incident to the chief police. The chief police warns him not to return to the jungle but Hamilton adamantly tries to find other ways to return and rescue the kidnapped doctor's daughter.

As fate would have it, he looks for his associate, an ex-WW II pilot who then introduces him to a wealthy businessman and his friends who want Hamilton to lead their journey into the Lost City. Hamilton accepts their offer after striking a lucrative deal. With an addition of several vested interests tagging along, Hamilton heads back into the perilous Amazon jungles to search for the Lost City and rescue his dead client's daughter.

Based on Alistair MacLean's novel, this adventure film fails to keep audience interested much less thrilled. Regardless of the time you watch it, you will doze off halfway through the film or keep wanting to check the remaining run time on the screen. This is worth watching only for Dudikoff's die-hard fans.

Try watching River of Death in one sitting if you are experiencing sleepless nights. It may be an effective method of sleep therapy.


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