The Wild Geese [DVD] [1978]

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Overview

Special Features

  • The Wild Geese director - exclusive new interview with director Andrew V. McLaglen
  • The Mercenary - exclusive new interview with military advisor Mike Hoare
  • The Last of the Gentleman Producuers - documentary on producer Euan Lloyd featuring Lloyd, Roger Moore, Joan Armatrading, Ingrid Pitt & more
  • Audio commentary with producer Euan Lloyd, star Roger Moore, second unit director John Glen. Moderated by filmmaker Jonathan Sothcott
  • The Flight of The Wild Geese - vintage featurette
  • The Wild Geese royal charity premiere newsreel
  • Theatrical trailer

Synopsis

The Wild Geese
The plot of this of this adaptation of the Daniel Carney's novel, sprinkled throughout a series of extended Sam Peckinpah-inspired action sequences, deals with a collection of mercenary toughguys -- Colonel Allen Faulkner (Richard Burton), Lieutenant Shawn Fynn (Roger Moore), Rafer Janders (Richard Harris), Pieter Coetzee (Hardy Kruger) -- who are hired to parachute into the African bush country and abscond with deposed African president Julius Limbani (Winston Ntshona) and reinstall him as a reigning monarch of an African country, to satisfy British mercantile interests. The action sequences were successful enough to spawn a sequel -- appropriately titled Wild Geese II. ~ Paul Brenner, Rovi

Cast & Crew

  • Richard Burton
    Richard Burton - Col. Allen Faulkner
  • Roger Moore
    Roger Moore - Lt. Shawn Flynn
  • Richard Harris
    Richard Harris - Rafer Janders
  • Stewart Granger
    Stewart Granger - Sir Edward Matherson
  • Jack Watson
    Jack Watson - RSM Sandy Young
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