R | | Action, Adventure, Drama
A British banker hires a group of British mercenaries to rescue a deposed African President from the hands of a corrupt African dictator.
One day on-location, Sir Richard Harris told Richard Burton, "Whenever you feel like a drink, do like I do, jump up and down." For the rest of the production, both men were seen daily in all sorts of unlikely situations hopping like kangaroos.
Medical Orderly Arthur Witty:
Get yer lovely arses out of here! I'm just holdin' the fort!
Yer can clearly see the SLR rifles firing on automatic. unless you fiddle with the firing mechanism the SLR is a single shot weapon. When you have tampered with the firing mechanism it will empty the whole magazine in one burst and not in short bursts as depicted in this film.
In the version shown on UK television, Sandy shouts abuse at one of the men who has collapsed during training and doesn't want to get up due to exhaustion. Sandy then pulls out his pistol and tells him to "Get up you lazy abortion" yet the words do not match the lip synching. This would indicate that the original dialogue was something even more offensive and had to be toned down and dubbed for TV broadcast.