It follows reporter J.J. Dalton (Channing) and she follows stunt driver Eddie Mills (Carradine) through a 3000-mile race across Africa.
Mills is racing against his former employer, the ruthless Count Borgia (Lee), who becomes their hardest and meanest competitor in the rally who will do anything to win. Unfortunately the majority of Lee’s work was cut from the film for some reason.
As the race begins, Borgia and his sidekick Feodor (Hamilton Camp) do all they can to thwart the other drivers, but luck and love are on J.J. and Eddie’s side!
Ironically Sir Christopher Lee’s last line in the movie, “La commedia e finita”, is the last line of Ruggero Leoncavallo’s tragic opera “I Pagliacci”. It means, “The comedy is over.”