The French Foreign Legion, in the early 20s, is tasked to protect a group of Archaeologists in the middle east. After scenes depicting the hardship of day-to-day Foreign Legion life, and the ragtag collection of people who join, the local Arabs take offence at the Archaeologists and declare Jihad. A large battle takes place, with the inevitable last stand.

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  1. Dick Richards

    Director, Story

  2. David Zelag Goodman

    Screenplay, Story

Top Billed Cast

  1. Gene Hackman

    Gene Hackman

    Maj. William Sherman Foster

  2. Terence Hill

    Terence Hill

    Marco Segrain

  3. Catherine Deneuve

    Catherine Deneuve

    Simone Picard

  4. Ian Holm

    Ian Holm

    El Krim

  5. Jack O'Halloran

    Jack O'Halloran


  6. Max von Sydow

    Max von Sydow

    François Marneau

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Status Released

Original Language English

Runtime 1h 47m

Budget -

Revenue -

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Release Information

  • September 8, 1977
    PG, Theatrical



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