The professional mercenary Sir William Walker instigates a slave revolt on the Caribbean island of Queimada in order to help improve the British sugar trade. Years later he is sent again to deal with the same rebels that he built up because they have seized too much power that now threatens British
|马龙·白兰度 (Marlon Brando)||饰||Sir William Walker|
|埃瓦里斯托·马奎兹 (Evaristo Márquez)||饰||José Dolores (as Evaristo Marquez)|
|雷纳托·萨尔瓦托雷 (Renato Salvatori)||饰||Teddy Sanchez|
|达娜·吉亚 (Dana Ghia)||饰||Francesca|
|Valeria Ferran Wanani||饰||Guarina|
|出品公司||Produzioni Europee Associate (PEA) (as Produzioni Europee Associati (PEA))|
|Les Productions Artistes Associés|
|发行公司||United Artists (UA) (1971) (Theatrical) (Japan)|
|United Artists Pictures (1971) (Theatrical) (Finland)|
|Les Artistes Associés (1971) (Theatrical) (France)|
|Produzioni Europee Associate (PEA) (1969) (Theatrical) (Italy) (as Produzioni Europee Associati (PEA))|
|20th Century Fox Entertainment (2007) (DVD) (Spain)|
|Key Video (dubbed) (1984) (VHS) (United States)|
- The setting of the film is a fictional sugar cane-producing Caribbean island named "Queimada." In the original script, this fictive island was part of the Spanish empire, which would have been a more accurate historical conceit, since Spain, rather than Portugal, was the dominant European power in the Caribbean. The Spanish government of Francisco Franco pressured the filmmakers to alter the script, and since Portugal accounts for a considerably smaller share of international box-office receipts than Spain, the producers did the economically expedient thing by making the Portuguese the bad guys. No Portuguese is actually spoken in the film, but rather various forms of Spanish.
- 埃瓦里斯托·马奎兹, who played rebel leader José Dolores in the film, was not an actor, but rather a poor villager from San Basilio de Palenque, Colombia, whom director Gillo Pontecorvo discovered while scouting locations in that country. He convinced Marquez to star opposite Marlon Brando, though the studio had originally wanted Sidney Poitier.
- 马龙·白兰度 once said this film contains "the best acting I've ever done."