Jungle Raiders (1985 film)
Jungle Raiders (Italian: La leggenda del rubino malese, lit. 'Legend of the Blonde Malaysian') is a 1985 adventure film directed by Antonio Margheriti. The film stars Christopher Connelly and Lee Van Cleef.
|Directed by||Antonio Margheriti|
|Screenplay by||Giovanni Simonelli|
|Story by||Giovanni Simonelli|
|Music by||Carl Taormina|
|Edited by||Alberto Moriani|
|Distributed by||20th Century Fox|
Captain Yankee (Christopher Connelly) and his friend make a living by selling fake adventure dreams to rich foreigners. With the help of some natives they let their rich clients think to have lived fantastic adventures. One day a Colombian museum director arrives to search for a fabulous "ruby of doom" and Captain Yankee is black mailed into accepting the task.
In a retrospective review, Jeremy Wheeler (AllMovie) stated described the film as "Raiders of the Lost Ark rip-off that did its homework" noting that it directly stole dialogue and scenes from the film including the snake pit scene and a kidnapping in an open market with laundry baskets. The review concluded to not "expect much else from this cheap Italian knock-off."
- Curti, Roberto (2019). Italian Gothic Horror Films, 1980-1989. McFarland. ISBN 1476672431.