The Wild Geese (1978)

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A British banker hires a group of British mercenaries to rescue a deposed African President from the hands of a corrupt African dictator.


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  • Roger Moore and Richard Harris in The Wild Geese (1978)
  • Richard Burton in The Wild Geese (1978)
  • John Kani and Winston Ntshona in The Wild Geese (1978)
  • Hardy Krüger in The Wild Geese (1978)

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12 July 2006 | thinker1691
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| The Mercenary and his Employer
Africa has been the background setting for many an exciting film. In this story a powerful, but arrogant English lord and wealthy financier, (Stewart Granger) Sir Edward Matherson, hires, a professional Mecernary, Col. Allen Faulkner, (Richard Burton) to fly into Africa and rescue a popular but imprisoned African leader Julius Limbani. (Winston Ntshona) This action will threaten and force a ruthless, but established dictator to sign over his country's lucrative copper mining rights. To help Faulkner with his dangerous task, he calls on close military friends. Lt. Shawn Fynn, (Roger Moore), Capt. Rafer Janders (Richard Harris) Lt. Pieter Coetze, (Hardy Krüger) and Sagarent Major Sandy Young. (Jack Watson). Together, they plan, organize, train and secretly fly into the heart of enemy country. What they don't know is that Sir Edward Matherson will expect the dreaded and merciless "Simbas" to be more efficient than his hired men. Rarely does a dramatic, action packed film contain a simple subliminal message; that men of war can also be men of conscience seeking common bond and family life. A superb vehicle for Richard Burton. ****

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