Release dateSeptember 23, 1970 (1970-09-23) WriterLarry Cohen (screenplay), Steven W. Carabatsos (screenplay), Steven W. Carabatsos (story) Initial releaseJune 19, 1970 (New York City) ScreenplayLarry Cohen, Steven W. Carabatsos CastJim Brown (Luke), Lee Van Cleef (Jaroo), Patrick O'Neal (Chavez), Marianna Hill (Claudine), Elisha Cook Jr. (Old Convict), Iron Eyes Cody (Santana) Similar moviesPirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl, Treasure of Silver Lake, Raiders of the Lost Ark, White Fang, National Treasure, Looper
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El Condor is a 1970 western film directed by John Guillermin.
Jim Brown and Lee Van Cleef lead a band of Apaches (including Iron Eyes Cody) against a fortress commanded by Patrick O'Neal. The fortress is said to contain the gold reserves of Emperor Maximilian.
The movie was shot in 35mm Technicolor in Almería, Spain, and involved the construction of the huge adobe fortress set that was re-used in later films, including Conan the Barbarian (1982) and March or Die (1977)'.
El Condor was among the first movies rated R (for violence, explicit language, and nudity).
Luke, an escaped convict, and Jaroo, a loner gold prospector, team up with a band of Apache Indians in 19th century Mexico to capture a large, heavily armed fortress for the millions—or billions—of dollars in gold that are rumored to be stored within.
VHS and DVD releases
The movie was released on a fullscreen VHS in 1994, and a widescreen DVD by Warner Archive in 2009.
Roger Ebert's review of August 27, 1970 in the Chicago Sun-Times began: "Lee Van Cleef's last words in 'El Condor' are, 'What am I doing here?' Amen, brother."