screenshots / Cut and Run / 1985 Racing Pictures

Under the working title of Marimba, the film was originally slated to be directed by Wes Craven.

Actor Willie Aames (who wears a Mickey Mouse shirt throughout the film) had previously starred in the 1982 film Paradise.

Other films from director Ruggero Deodato include Hercules, Prisoner of Evil (1964), Jungle Holocaust (1977) and The Barbarians (1987).

Richard Lynch can also be seen in Deathsport (1978), The Sword and the Sorceror (1982), The Barbarians (1987) and The Forbidden Dance (1990).

The film was released in two versions: an R-rated cut for North America and a "harder" version intended for European audiences.

Filmed on locations in Venezuela and Miami, Florida.