This outing finds Tarzan (Mike Henry) flying to Brazil on behest of an old friend The Professor (Paulo Gracindo) who works at the Rio de Janeiro Zoo. It seems a nasty Jaguar Death Cult is making trouble up river beyond Marakeet and The Professor would like Tarzan to look into it. The head of this Jaguar Cult is Barcuma (Rafer Johnson) who leads his followers on raids against villages up and down the river; burning, killing and recruiting or enslaving all they come across. The cult’s trademark weapon is a club topped with a jaguar claw that is dipped in poison. All the investigators they have sent into the area have never returned. The Professor tells Tarzan that, “You are the only man I know who can track down this terror, the one man who can find Barcuma and crush him.
Are Doc Savage or the Phantom not available?
Tarzan is a dick to his jungle friends.
Tell Mary Ann and Gilligan that The Professor will not be coming to dinner.
This scene was later completely ripped off by Spielberg for Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom.
Dr. Ann Philips, this movie’s “Totally not Jane.”
“My mission is to make it up into Cambodia. There's a Green Beret Colonel up there who's gone insane. I'm supposed to kill him.”