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* BadBoss: The lead hunter is so determined to kill the Man that he quickly starts taking out his frustrations on his party members, abandoning one after a snake bite and killing another for trying to desert the hunt.

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* SuckOutThePoison: After one of the hunters is bitten by a snake, another does this to him.

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* AssholeVictim: The European prisoners don't exactly endear themselves to the audiences, bragging about joining the slave trade, arrogantly refusing to follow local customs (and insulting the tribesmen against the Man's warning), and participating in a horrifically, realistically cruel elephant hunt.

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* NoNameGiven: Wilde's character is known only as The man.


* CruelAndUnusualDeath: The tribe gets creative in the ways it executes their European prisoners, though TokenBlack members of their party are giving merciful swift deaths by comparison.

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* CruelAndUnusualDeath: The tribe gets creative in the ways it executes their European prisoners, though TokenBlack members of their party are giving given merciful swift deaths by comparison.


* HuntingTheMostDangerousGame: Played with. It's clear that the tribesmen don't seriously consider The Man to be a worthy game at first and instead just want to kill him on the run for the fun of it. When he in turn kills some of the hunters, they begin seriously pursuing him, but out of a desire for revenge, not for a trophy.
* MightyWhitey: Wilde's character qualifies, but not in a too obnoxious way. He has clearly been a wilderness guide in the region for a while so his skills in surviving are not completely unrealistic.

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* HuntingTheMostDangerousGame: Played with. It's clear that the tribesmen don't seriously consider CruelAndUnusualDeath: The Man to be a worthy game at first and instead just want to kill him on the run for the fun of it. When he in turn kills some of the hunters, they begin seriously pursuing him, but out of a desire for revenge, not for a trophy.
* MightyWhitey: Wilde's character qualifies, but not in a too obnoxious way. He has clearly been a wilderness guide
tribe gets creative in the region for a while so his skills in surviving ways it executes their European prisoners, though TokenBlack members of their party are not completely unrealistic.giving merciful swift deaths by comparison.


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* HuntingTheMostDangerousGame: Played with. It's clear that the tribesmen don't seriously consider The Man to be a worthy game at first and instead just want to kill him on the run for the fun of it. When he in turn kills some of the hunters, they begin seriously pursuing him, but out of a desire for revenge, not for a trophy.
* MightyWhitey: Wilde's character qualifies, but not in a too obnoxious way. He has clearly been a wilderness guide in the region for a while so his skills in surviving are not completely unrealistic.

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* ScrewThisImOuttaHere: One of the hunters tries to invoke this after the Man had made plenty of headway and has already killed some of the hunters. After giving a seeming derisive remark to his companions and marching off, he's killed for abandoning the hunting party.


A 1966 adventure thriller starring Cornel Wilde. Set in colonial Africa, Wilde plays a hunting guide known only as the Man who is kidnapped along with his GreatWhiteHunter clients and TokenBlack fellow guide by a local African tribe. After everyone else is killed in horrific ways, the Man is set loose from the village to be hunted and killed for the tribe's hunters' amusement. However, his craftiness and deadliness are more than they're expecting...

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A 1966 adventure thriller directed by and starring Cornel Wilde. Wilde.

Set in colonial Africa, the film stars Wilde plays as a hunting guide [[NoNameGiven known only as the Man Man]], who is kidnapped along with his GreatWhiteHunter clients and TokenBlack fellow guide by a local African tribe. After everyone else is killed in horrific ways, the Man is set loose from the village to be hunted and killed for the tribe's hunters' amusement. However, his craftiness and deadliness are more than they're expecting...


* {{Determinator}}: The Man definitely counts. He refuses to lie down and die.

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* {{Determinator}}: {{Determinator}}:
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The Man definitely counts. He refuses to lie down and die.

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* AHandfulForAnEye: The Man throws some dust into the face of a tribal warrior he's been dueling with, so he could get the advantage over his opponent by blinding him.


* EnforcedMethodActing: Wilde contracted dysentery during filming, but decided to keep filming through it as it would add to his fatigued performance.

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* SternChase: Pretty much the entire movie.

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* EnforcedMethodActing: Wilde contracted dysentery during filming, but decided to keep filming through it as it would add to his fatigued performance.

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A 1966 adventure thriller starring Cornel Wilde. Set in colonial Africa, Wilde plays a hunting guide known only as the Man who is kidnapped along with his GreatWhiteHunter clients and TokenBlack fellow guide by a local African tribe. After everyone else is killed in horrific ways, the Man is set loose from the village to be hunted and killed for the tribe's hunters' amusement. However, his craftiness and deadliness are more than they're expecting...

An artifact of a pre-political correct era with some very dated views of Africa, the film nonetheless features some stunning photography and even a few positive messages about interracial harmony. Also of note is that the main character hardly talks and the African dialogue is untranslated, giving the film a very primal focus on the horrific nature of the hunt as opposed to dialogue.

Mel Gibson's ''Film/{{Apocalypto}}'' has more than a few plot similarities.

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* HuntingTheMostDangerousGame: Played with. It's clear that the tribesmen don't seriously consider The Man to be a worthy game at first and instead just want to kill him on the run for the fun of it. When he in turn kills some of the hunters, they begin seriously pursuing him, but out of a desire for revenge, not for a trophy.
* MightyWhitey: Wilde's character qualifies, but not in a too obnoxious way. He has clearly been a wilderness guide in the region for a while so his skills in surviving are not completely unrealistic.
* {{Determinator}}: The Man definitely counts. He refuses to lie down and die.
** Likewise, the hunters continue to pursue him, days and days away from their village like they're the human versions of a SuperPersistentPredator.
* VeryLooselyBasedOnATrueStory: Supposed based on an incident that occurred to John Colter, a member of the Lewis and Clark expedition. He was pursued by Blackfoot Indians in Wyoming in 1809, killing one and surviving in the wild before making it to a fort at Little Big Horn. Wilde transported the story from the American frontier to Africa and cranked up the body count.
* WorthyOpponent: Although he spends the film in a narrow-minded, rage-filled pursuit of the Man, [[spoiler:the leader of the hunters exchanges a brief salute to the Man once he reaches the fort at the end of the movie.]]

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