Synopsis: An expedition led by adventurer DARREN McCALL and funded by the wealthy Harry Vargas braves the impenetrable jungle to retrieve a fabled bejeweled dagger from an ancient burial ground. But pulling the dagger from its rightful resting place awakens the long-dormant plant creature - part plant, part animal, and all bloodthirsty -- and sends it on a feeding frenzy from which there seems scant hope of survival or escape...
Director(s): Tripp Reed
Production: Cinetel Films
89 min

Hey, where's mine?

Where is McCall? They should

have landed 10 minutes ago.

Well, I...

What are you waiting for?

Call him.


Please hold

for Mrs. Manning.

Hey, where are you?

How many

assistants do you have?

Not enough.

Please tell me you landed.

I'm on the tarmac now.


Change of plans.

Don't come to base camp.

We found better access three

miles downriver from here.

Lin's got Mr. Vargas' maps.

Santiago's got the boats.

He'll take care

of whatever you need.

That sounds too easy.

You always this prepared?

That's why I need

more assistants.

Help's on the way.

Yeah, I'm a doctor.

An anthropologist.

He's an archaeologist.

What's he saying?

He thinks

you're a terrorist.

What was it,

three tours?

That's a lot of

Middle East stamps.

Hey, Shugie!

Hey, what's the problem?

Pardon me.

These are my people.

Vargas expedition, huh?

You disrespect me again?

Sorry. I apologize.

My friend.

Okay, come. Vamonos.

We have a long journey.

I hope you got A/C.

Of course.

Of course. Three kind.

So our good boss,

Mr. Vargas,

he's sure going through a lot of

trouble for a rusty old knife, no?

It's not the dagger.

It's the pedigree.

The Quayin Dagger once belonged

to Pedro Arias Alvarado,

one of the most decorated

conquistadors of all time.

By "decorated"

he means "ruthless. "

Tomato, "tomato. "

Harry fancies himself

a modern-day conqueror,

so he squanders millions

combing the world

for any vestige

of Spanish imperialism.

If it's so distasteful, why

lower yourself for a paycheck?

Hey, his money is as

good as anybody's, no?

Look out!

Are they junta?

No junta this far north.

They're guerrillas.

General Gomez' men.

Don't worry.

We're like brothers. He

divorced my cousin last year.

So who exactly is winning

this little war of theirs?

How American of you to believe

someone actually wins in war.

If they didn't,

we'd all be British.

Put it on.

What's this?

Little gift from Carla,

so she can keep tabs on us.

Looks like it came

out of a cereal box.


What's wrong with it?

It's called a hidden

treasure for a reason.

There's no maps.

There's a million acres

of uncharted land out there.

Without that map, we'd

wander around for 10 lifetimes

and never see

the same tree twice.

Where does Harry

get his intel?

Harry never

reveals his sources.

But trust me,

they're reliable.

Hey, Lin, what's at the

bottom of this Yamballi stele?

It's calendrics.

Or glyphs.


of some kind.

No, they're

astrological symbols.

The ones at the top, but these

glyphs are non-sequential.

All right. Should I be

taking notes or what?

What's a glyph?

Tribal writing, like

Egyptian hieroglyphics.

That's how they

passed down stories.

Boring details like grain

inventories, birthdays.

Tribal customs

or warnings.

Yes. Ancient secrets,

mysterious curses. Ooh!

It's been well documented. He'd

know if he bothered to read.

What's that

supposed to mean?

Figure it out.

It's on the quiz.

Get down, get down,

get down.


Get down.

I said get down.

Get down.

All right, let's go.

Don't you think all the

whistles and clenched fists

might be a bit

over the top?

You want to go toe to toe

with heavily armed guerrillas,

you be my guest.

Just watch out

for the jaguars.

And don't forget

the one-armed monkeys.

I thought you said we had a

guaranteed perimeter for Gomez.

We do.

What's that?

Tracks like that wouldn't

survive a strong rain.

You, come here!

Where is Makai?


You tell him to

pick up his mess.

Where am I

supposed to look?

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