Wild Geese II

Wild Geese II

Peter Hunt (1985)

120min
18 Certificate
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Review

Our Score
This infantile follow-up (it's a rip-off, not a sequel) to The Wild Geese hinges on a gang of mercenaries trying to get the ageing Rudolf Hess (Laurence Olivier in a positively embarrassing performance) out of Spandau Prison. It revamps the original - itself borrowing heavily from Aldrich's Dirty Dozen - in having a brutal and tedious training sequence before the actual mission. The film is cobbled together by director Peter Hunt with leaden predictability and absolutely no narrative flow whatsoever.

Summary

A team of mercenaries is hired to break into Germany's infamous Spandau prison and release Nazi war criminal Rudolf Hess, with the intention of forcing him to reveal the top secret information he has been concealing since the Second World War. Action adventure sequel, starring Scott Glenn, Barbara Carrera, Edward Fox and Laurence Olivier.

Cast & Crew

John Haddad Scott Glenn
Kathy Lukas Barbara Carrera
Alex Faulkner Edward Fox
Rudolf Hess Laurence Olivier
Robert McCann Robert Webber
Stroebling Robert Freitag
Col Reed-Henry Kenneth Haigh
Mustapha El Ali Stratford Johns
Director Peter Hunt
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Other Information

Language: EnglishColourAvailable on: video and DVD
Drama