Balladeer’s Blog reviews another psychotronic film starring the one, the only Robert Ginty! FOR MORE ROBERT GINTY REVIEWS CLICK HERE
GOLDRAIDERS (1982) – A plane carrying two hundred million dollars in gold (in 1980s money) gets shot down over Thailand and lands in the jungle. Robert Ginty plays Mark Banner, part of a hastily-assembled team sent in to recover the gold. Sarah Langenfeld is our hero’s leading lady this time around.
Naturally other parties are after the bullion bonanza, too, like drug dealers, international mercenaries and a corrupt communist official. The commie with decidedly capitalist leanings is one of the most memorable villains in B-Movie history!
Not only does he viciously abuse women and shoot his own men at the drop of a hat but he sports a wooden leg just for good measure. The pig takes off the wooden leg when having his way with his female victims and after one such ugly incident his pet dog runs off with the wooden leg before our villain can reattach it! That scene definitely stays with you.
In addition to fighting off international thugs for the shipment of gold, Ginty and company also clash with oversized, obviously fake vampire bats in an unintentionally hilarious moment. On top of that, characters seem to be getting dubbed by different people at different parts of the movie, which will keep you laughing.
The Gintiest scene of them all finds our hero riding a souped-up motorcycle which shoots missiles like his bike in WOTLW, but instead of a talking computer named Einstein THIS motorcycle has wings which let it para-sail its way around.
To summarize: Ginty gets to shoot from on high like in Black Sheep Squadron, has a hot blonde co-star and fights international criminals like in White Fire, rides a gimmick-laden motorcycle like in Warrior of the Lost World, and the overseas distributors tried marketing this flick as if it was a sequel to The Exterminator!
Talk about your one-stop Robert Ginty film fix!
Langenfeld was Carole Lombard to Ginty’s Clark Gable once again in The Act aka Bless ‘Em All (1983).
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