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The Mercenaries (Dark of the Sun)1968

The Mercenaries (Dark of the Sun) (1968)




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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 maneuver the train against the rebel forces and save the beautiful missionary Claire (Yvette Mimieux) at no extra charge. The action takes place in the wake of the political unrest that swept the Congo in the 1950s. ~ Dan Pavlides, Rovi

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Jim Brown
as Ruffo
Kenneth More
as Dr. Wreid
Guy Deghy
as Delage
Calvin Lockhart
as President Ubi
Bloke Modisane
as Cpl. Kataki
Monique Lucas
as Mme. Bussier
Paul Jantzen
as Capt. Hansen
Murray Kash
as Cochrane
Danny D. Daniels
as Gen. Moses
John Serret
as Father Dominic
Emery J. Ujvari
as Functionary
Alex Gradussov
as Belgian Refugee
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Critic Reviews for The Mercenaries (Dark of the Sun)

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A startlingly brutal movie.

December 22, 2018 | Rating: 3/4 | Full Review…

What makes Jack Cardiff's film even less appealing is its bloody-minded way with a violent scene... this sort of brutality to work in the cause of entertainment, is inexcusable.

July 5, 2018 | Full Review…

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 | Rating: 3.5/4 | Full Review…

Iron-fisted Rod Taylor actioner, also starring Jim Brown.

March 9, 2006 | Rating: 3/5

A must-see for fans of hard-hitting action.

February 17, 2006 | Rating: 8/10

A mindless action flick with plenty of blood spilled.

January 11, 2006 | Rating: C | Full Review…

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