Cinema: Overworked Organ

"The rebels are in the suburbs!"

The line is worthy of Groucho, but then so is almost all of the dialogue in The Adventurers. Harold Robbins' peeping tome of love and revolution in a banana republic allowed for no such adornments as taste or logic, and neither does the film, at least not in its original 3-hr., 11-min. version. As a boy, Dax Xenos (Loris Loddi) sees his mother raped by the Fascisti. He swears revenge and years later the adult Dax (Bekim Fehmiu) helps a Castro-style Latin American leader named Rojo (Alan Badel) to survive a bloody uprising. On the way...

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