River of Death (1989)

R   |    |  Action, Adventure, Drama


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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... See full summary »


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7 March 2002 | barnabyrudge
Bad book...unsurprisingly adapted into a bad film
One of Alistair MacLean's poorest books becomes one of the poorest films based on one of his books in this jungle dud. Michael Dudikoff leads the expedition into the heart of the Amazon, culminating in some silly revelatory scenes in which most of the characters turn out to be someone other than who we thought they were. It transpires that they all have various motives for searching for a Nazi scientist in a lost city, but none of the revelations are very convincing. The actors have done better work, some of them have been in great movies (Donald Pleasance, Robert Vaughn) but none of them would be proud of this. It's purely a case of them taking the money and running. Even the jungle backdrop is under-used. You'd think that a film set in the jungle would at least have pretty scenery and some spectacular photography....but oh no, not this one!

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Release Date:

29 September 1989

Language

English


Country of Origin

USA, UK, South Africa, Israel

Filming Locations

Port St. Johns, South Africa

Box Office

Gross USA:

$535,031

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