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El Condor (1970)

The El Condor, the fabled Mexican stronghold rumoured to contain Emperor Maximilian's mythical reserves in gold, will attract two adventurous fortune seekers, who with eyes gleaming with desire, will shortly know that only fools rush in.

Director:

John Guillermin

Writers:

Larry Cohen (screenplay), Steven W. Carabatsos (screenplay) (as Steven Carabatsos) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Jim Brown ... Luke
Lee Van Cleef ... Jaroo
Patrick O'Neal ... Chavez
Marianna Hill ... Claudine (as Mariana Hill)
Iron Eyes Cody ... Santana
Imogen Hassall ... Dolores
Elisha Cook Jr. ... Old Convict (as Elisha Cook)
Gustavo Rojo ... Colonel Anguinaldo
Florencio Amarilla Florencio Amarilla ... Aguila
Julio Peña ... General Hernandez
Ángel del Pozo ... Lieutenant (as Angel Del Pozo)
Patricio Santiago Patricio Santiago ... Julio
John Clark John Clark ... Prison Guard Captain
Raúl Mendoza Castro Raúl Mendoza Castro ... Indian (as Raul Mendoza Castro)
Rafael Albaicín Rafael Albaicín ... Officer (as Rafael Albaicin)
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Storyline

Luke, an escaped convict, and Jaroo, a loner gold prospector, team up with a band of Apache Indians in 19th century Mexico to capture a large, heavily armed fortress for the millions -- or billions -- of dollars in gold that are rumored to be stored within. Written by Brian C. Madsen <bcmmovies@earthlink.net>

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El Condor Stands Alone... Waiting to be Taken! See more »


Certificate:

R | See all certifications »

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Country:

USA

Release Date:

6 September 1970 (UK) See more »

Also Known As:

El condor See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$4,500,000 (estimated)
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Company Credits

Production Co:

Carthay Continental See more »
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Mono (Westrex Recording System)

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.78 : 1
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Did You Know?

Trivia

This was known in pre- production as " The Black One Hundred ". See more »

Quotes

Jaroo: What am I doing here?
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Connections

Referenced in Spanish Western (2014) See more »

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Westerns don't get much worse than this
31 December 2003 | by wb-11See all my reviews

The western genre is regarded by many (or is it just me?!) as having hit rock-bottom (well, almost) in the 1970s, before almost dying out in the 80s and 90s (ok, ok, dances with wolves, heaven's gate, there have been major westerns since...don't get me wrong). This is a prime example.

Star of many terrible spaghetti westerns (and a few good ones) Lee Van Cleef features in this one as a drunken slob of a bandit called Jaroo. He overacts enormously (of course) and is hardly a likeable character, soupy scene with Mexican kid notwithstanding!!!

Jim Brown plays Luke, an escaped convict who teams up with him to steal the fabulous treasure of El Condor. Oh, and they also hook up with a bunch of Indians led by a chief called Santana- I wonder if he could play guitar? :-)

Anyway, there's also the invevitable cruel Mexican general, a heavily guarded fort, lots of explosions and blood...and some woman who's the girlfriend of the general. The stripping scene was atrocious! Spoiling the climax of the film. Mad!

Music by Maurice Jarre is alright. That's about it. And the problem is, it's not even bad enough to be funny!


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