Royal Hunt of the Sun (1969) - Rotten Tomatoes

Royal Hunt of the Sun (1969)





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Historical accuracy is cast aside in the film version of Peter Shaffer's play. Fueled by promises of gold, Pizarro (Robert Shaw) and his explorers make a third trip across the treacherous Andes Mountains to Peru. There they meet King Atahuallpa (Christopher Plummer), considered to be a god by his faithful followers. The two leaders overcome their initial mistrust and suspicion, garnering admiration for each other. When the King is sentenced to die, Pizarro tries unsuccessfully to prevent the monarch's death at the hands of gold-hungry explorers.more
Rating: G (nothing objectionable)
Genre: Drama, Action & Adventure, Classics
Directed By: , , , , ,
Written By: Philip Yordan
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On DVD: Nov 8, 2005


Robert Shaw
as Francisco Pizarro
Nigel Davenport
as Hernando de Soto
Leonard Whiting
as Young Martin
Andrew Keir
as Valverde
James Donald
as King Carlos V
Sam Krauss
as Felipillo
David Bauer
as Villac Umu
Jose Panzio
as Salinas
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Critic Reviews for Royal Hunt of the Sun

All Critics (3) | Top Critics (2)

Full Review… | March 26, 2009
Top Critic

Full Review… | June 24, 2006
Time Out
Top Critic

Inaccurate but nevertheless visually enticing historical drama about the Spanish conquistadors in South America.

Full Review… | January 13, 2015
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Audience Reviews for Royal Hunt of the Sun

worst casting in history? maybe. robert shaw as pizarro and christopher plummer as the inca emporer atahualpa! am i the only one who saw this bizarre picture?

Stella Dallas

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