The Wild Geese

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Overview

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.

  1. Daniel Carney

    Novel

  2. Reginald Rose

    Screenplay

  3. Andrew V. McLaglen

    Director

Top Billed Cast

  1. Richard Burton

    Richard Burton

    Col. Allen Faulkner

  2. Roger Moore

    Roger Moore

    Lt. Shawn Fynn

  3. Richard Harris

    Richard Harris

    Capt. Rafer Janders

  4. Hardy Krüger

    Hardy Krüger

    Lt. Pieter Coetze

  5. Stewart Granger

    Stewart Granger

    Sir Edward Matherson

  6. John Kani

    John Kani

    Sgt. Jesse Blake

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Status Released

Original Language English

Runtime 2h 14m

Budget $10,000,000.00

Revenue -

Homepage -

Release Information

  • November 11, 1978
    R, Theatrical

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Featured Review

A review by Per Gunnar Jonsson

5.0
By Per Gunnar Jonsson

Yesterday we sat down to watch another oldie that I had seen when I was younger quite some years ago. I remember this movie being quite high on my list of movies that I appreciated as a kid so when I saw it coming it on Blu-ray I had to get it. It is still a decent film but I remembered it as better.

The story is a fairly old a frequently reused one. Band of mercenary gets a mission by some person or entity of debatable reputation. Said person or entity double-crosses them, usually in a way which leaves them stranded and with a very short life expectancy. One or more of the mercenaries did n... read the rest.

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