Peter H Hunt (1974)

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This action-packed adventure, starring Roger Moore and co-scripted by Wilbur Smith from his own blockbuster novel, Goldmine, was Britain's contribution to the 1970s rash of disaster movies. Shot in South Africa (to the fury of anti-apartheid groups and various trade unions), the film oversimplifies its themes of racism and exploitation, but it delivers the goods for most of its exhausting running time. Moore is as wooden as a pit prop as he seeks to prevent the sabotage that will send the price of gold soaring, but Bradford Dillman is a splendid villain and Susannah York invites sympathy as his duped wife.


A South African engineer is appointed general manager of a gold mine, and exposes a conspiracy to boost the price of the ore by drilling into an underground lake beneath where the company is digging, causing a devastating flood. Action adventure based on a novel by Wilbur Smith, starring Roger Moore, Susannah York, Ray Milland, Bradford Dillman and John Gielgud.

Cast & Crew

Rod Slater Roger Moore
Terry Steyner Susannah York
Farrell John Gielgud
Hurry Hirschfeld Ray Milland
Manfred Steyner Bradford Dillman
Stephen Marais Tony Beckley
Big King Simon Sabela
Kowalski Bernard Horsfall
Lemmer Norman Coombes
Director Peter H Hunt
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Other Information

Language: EnglishColourTheatrical distributor: Hemdale Film Dists LtdGuidance: Edited for language, violence.Available on: video, DVD and Blu-ray