Plot & Details
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.
- Genre(s): Action
- Run Time: 132min.
- DVD Release Date: 09/27/2005
- Director(s): Andrew V. McLaglen
- Starring: Richard Burton , Roger Moore , Richard Harris , Hardy Kruger , Stewart Granger
- Themes: Daring Rescues,Hostage Situations,Political Unrest
- Tone: Forceful,Gritty
- Keywords: betrayal, Africa, President, against-all-odds, behind-enemy-lines, mercenary, mission [quest], rescue, veteran [military]
- Language: English