|“||An uncharted island? Let me list all the ways you're going to die. Rain, heat, mud, disease carrying flies and mosquitos. Sure, you could load up on the atabrine for the malaria, but what about the other bacteria? We haven't even started on the things that want to eat you alive.||„|
— Conrad to Randa and Brooks
|“||A British SAS officer sent to Vietnam to teach jungle warfare and survival techniques to American troops, as the war comes to an end, Conrad becomes something of a lost and disillusioned soul. Recruited as a tracker by Bill Randa, Conrad’s raw courage, survival skills and understanding of nature could represent the expedition’s best shot at making it off the island alive.||„|
— Warner Brothers website description.
- In the novelization, it's revealed that Conrad's cynical demeanor stems from an incident where he failed to save a kidnapped seven-year-old girl named Jenny who was killed by a sniper along with two of the five men under his command.