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The Wild Geese is a British 1978 adventure film directed by Andrew V. McLaglen about a group of mercenaries in Africa. Euan Lloyd produced a sequel Wild Geese II (1985), based on the novel Square Circle, also by Daniel Carney.

  • Number of Movies: 2
  • Revenue: $9,884,149

Featured Cast

  1. Richard Burton

    Richard Burton

    Col. Allen Faulkner

  2. Scott Glenn

    Scott Glenn

    John Haddad

  3. Barbara Carrera

    Barbara Carrera

    Kathy Lukas

  4. Roger Moore

    Roger Moore

    Lt. Shawn Fynn

  5. Richard Harris

    Richard Harris

    Capt. Rafer Janders

  6. Edward Fox

    Edward Fox

    Alex Faulkner

  7. Hardy Krüger

    Hardy Krüger

    Lt. Pieter Coetze

  8. Laurence Olivier

    Laurence Olivier

    Rudolf Hess

  9. Robert Webber

    Robert Webber

    Robert McCann

  10. Stewart Granger

    Stewart Granger

    Sir Edward Matherson

  11. John Kani

    John Kani

    Sgt. Jesse Blake

  12. Robert Freitag

    Robert Freitag


  13. Jack Watson

    Jack Watson

    RSM Sandy Young

  14. Kenneth Haigh

    Kenneth Haigh

    Col. Reed-Henry

Featured Crew

June 28, 1978

A British multinational company seeks to overthrow a vicious dictator in central Africa. It hires a band of (largely aged) mercenaries in London and sends them in to save the virtuous but imprisoned opposition leader who is also critically ill and due for execution. Just when the team has performed a perfect rescue, the multinational does a deal with the vicious dictator leaving the mercenary band to escape under their own steam and exact revenge.

October 18, 1985

A group of mercenaries is hired to spring Rudolf Hess from Spandau Prison in Berlin.

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