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.[1][2] The film stars Christopher Connelly and Lee Van Cleef.[2]

Jungle Raiders
Directed byAntonio Margheriti
Screenplay byGiovanni Simonelli[1]
Story byGiovanni Simonelli[1]
Starring
Music byCarl Taormina[1]
CinematographyGuglielmo Mancori[1]
Edited byAlberto Moriani[1]
Production
company
L'Immagine[1]
Distributed by20th Century Fox[1]
Release date
1985
CountryItaly[2]

Plot

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.

Cast

Releases

Jungle Raiders was released in 1985.[3]

Reception

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."[2]

Footnotes

  1. "La leggenda del rubino malese (1985)". Archiviodelcinemaitaliano.it (in Italian). Retrieved April 4, 2019.
  2. Wheeler, Jeremy. "Hunters of the Golden Cobra (1984)". AllMovie.
  3. Curti 2019, p. 103.

Sources

  • Curti, Roberto (2019). Italian Gothic Horror Films, 1980-1989. McFarland. ISBN 1476672431.
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