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Jungle Warriors (1984)

Euer Weg führt durch die Hölle (original title)
A group of models fly into the jungle of some South American country to look for a photo location. Their plane is shot down and they are captured by a drug baron's private army. At the same... See full summary »


Ernst Ritter von Theumer (as Ernst R. von Theumer), Billy Fine (uncredited)


Robert Collector (screenplay), Ernst Ritter von Theumer (screenplay) (as Ernst R. von Theumer)


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Cast overview, first billed only:
Nina van Pallandt ... Joanna Quinn (as Nina Van Pallandt)
Paul L. Smith ... Cesar Santiago
John Vernon ... Vito Mastranga
Alex Cord ... Nick Spilotro
Sybil Danning ... Angel
Marjoe Gortner ... Larry Schecter
Woody Strode ... Luther
Kai Wulff ... Ben Sturges
Dana Elcar ... D'Antoni
Suzi Horne Suzi Horne ... Pam Ross
Mindi Iden Mindi Iden ... Marci (as Mindy Iden)
Kari Lloyd Kari Lloyd ... Brie Klinger
Ava Cadell ... Didi Belair
Myra Chason Myra Chason ... Cindy Cassidy
Angela Robinson Witherspoon ... Monique Rogers (as Angela Robinson)


A group of models fly into the jungle of some South American country to look for a photo location. Their plane is shot down and they are captured by a drug baron's private army. At the same time, the Mafia's representative arrive to negotiate future collaboration. Written by Per Johansson <hawklord@one.se>

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Mexico | West Germany



Release Date:

November 1984 (USA) See more »

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Sound Mix:

Mono (Glen Glenn Sound)


Color (Eastmancolor)| Color (CFI)
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Did You Know?


Dennis Hopper was arrested by Mexican police for wandering naked around a village near where the film was shooting. He was fired and replaced by Marjoe Gortner. He later said he had a drug problem at the time and didn't even remember being arrested, let alone being fired from the picture. See more »

Alternate Versions

The original UK cinema release suffered extensive BBFC cuts of 3 mins 38 secs to scenes of violence, notably the infamous group rape scene, and the MIA video version featured a pre-edited print which also received over a minute of additional cuts. The 2006 Anchor Bay DVD version is rated 15 and features a heavily cut 83 min print. See more »


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Theme Song
Sung by Marina Arcangeli
Courtesy of Slot machine Music, Rome
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That song!
3 September 2015 | by BA_HarrisonSee all my reviews

A group of fashion models travel with their producer Larry (Marjoe Gortner) and pilot/guide Ben (Kai Wulff) to a South American jungle for a photo assignment. What could possibly go wrong?

Jungle Warriors is worth seeing for any self-respecting fan of crap B-movies if only for its horrible theme song, which has to be the most tuneless bit of warbling ever to grace a movie. The woman responsible for this insult to music lovers everywhere is Italian singer Marina Arcangeli: I'm guessing that her surname translates as Archangel, but let me assure you that there's nothing angelic about her voice, which is pure audible evil, sucking at the soul with every screeching syllable.

Abysmal title song aside, this film is a fairly routine piece of cheesy 80s European action with a predictably dumb plot: the models are captured by a gang of ruthless drug runners who occupy a nearby Spanish fortress and, after their male companions are killed (Larry is caught in a booby trap, Ben has his head hacked off), they are left at the mercy of the despicable baddies, who rape and torture them. Escape is, of course, inevitable, but how many of them will make it out of the jungle alive?

This nonsense is made slightly more bearable thanks to a solid cast that includes seasoned genre regulars Paul L. Smith, John Vernon, Woody Strode, and Sybil Danning. Beware, however, of the severely edited R2 version of the film: the copy that I saw had clearly suffered at the scissors of the censors, the more extreme moments shorn of gore and nudity, making the experience rather frustrating for exploitation fans such as myself.

5/10 (although it might possibly be worth a 6 with the juicier stuff intact).

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