The Mercenaries (Dark of the Sun)
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The Mercenaries (Dark of the Sun)
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)… More

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"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."
‑ John Beifuss, Commercial Appeal (Memphis, TN)
"A mindless action flick with plenty of blood spilled."
‑ Dennis Schwartz, Ozus' World Movie Reviews
"Iron-fisted Rod Taylor actioner, also starring Jim Brown."
‑ Steve Crum,
"A must-see for fans of hard-hitting action."
‑ Chuck O'Leary,
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