The Wild Geese

  • 15
  • Andrew V McLaglen (1978)
  • UK
  • 128 min
The Wild Geese
Film Review
Reviewed By
3 out of 5

Richards Burton and Harris, Roger Moore and Hardy Kruger are evidently enjoying themselves in this all-action adventure. They play ageing mercenaries hired by Stewart Granger to rescue a deposed African president and put him back in power, all for the sake of big-business interests - a plot similar to Frederick Forsyth's The Dogs of War. Politically it's a dog's dinner of woolly liberalism and right-wing rhetoric - it was filmed in South Africa during the height of apartheid - but, as a firework display, the movie is often exciting. And the supporting cast of venerable British character actors - including Jack Watson, Ronald Fraser and Kenneth Griffith - get into the spirit of things just as much as the above-the-title stars.

Plot Summary

Action adventure starring Richard Burton, Roger Moore and Richard Harris. A band of ageing mercenaries sets out to rescue the deposed president of an African country and restore him to power.

Cast and crew

Cast

Col Allen Faulkner
Richard Burton
Shawn Fynn
Roger Moore
Rafer Janders
Richard Harris
Pieter Coetzee
Hardy Kruger
Sir Edward Matherson
Stewart Granger
Sandy Young
Jack Watson
President Julius Limbani
Winston Ntshona
Jesse
John Kani
Witty
Kenneth Griffith
Priest
Frank Finlay
Balfour
Barry Foster
Mr Martin
Jeff Corey
Jock
Ronald Fraser
Keith
Percy Herbert
Rushton
Patrick Allen
Sonny
David Ladd
Heather
Rosalind Lloyd
First girl dealer
Valerie Leon

Crew

Director
Andrew V McLaglen

Other Information

Language: 
English
Colour
Guidance: 
Violence, swearing and drug abuse.
Available on video, DVD and BluRay
Certificate 15
Distributor:
Arrow Video
Categories
Drama

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