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The Mercenaries (Dark of the Sun)

The Mercenaries (Dark of the Sun) (1968)

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Release Date: Jul 3, 1968 Wide

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Curry (Rod Taylor) is a veteran soldier-of-fortune hired by the president of the Congo for a three day mission. He and native Congoan Ruffo (Jim Brown) are to oversee the safe passage of a train through hostile enemy territory and bring back some uncut diamonds and a human cargo of fugitives loyal to the Congo cause. The two employ the drunken Doctor Wreid (Kenneth More) and a suspicious ex-Nazi named Henlein (Peter Carsten). The quartet, along with 40 of the Congo's best soldiers, try to

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Drama, Action & Adventure

Wilbur Smith, Ranald MacDougall

Jun 22, 1994

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A brief shot finds Rod Taylor at a river, on his knees, his eyes as wild as those of a creature slaking its thirst at a water hole. It's a brilliant evocation of the idea that man is the world's most scared yet dangerous and deadly animal.

August 25, 2011 Full Review Source: Commercial Appeal (Memphis, TN)
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Iron-fisted Rod Taylor actioner, also starring Jim Brown.

March 9, 2006
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A must-see for fans of hard-hitting action.

February 17, 2006
FulvueDrive-in.com

A mindless action flick with plenty of blood spilled.

January 11, 2006 Full Review Source: Ozus' World Movie Reviews
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