The Wild Geese

The Wild Geese (1978)

  • Genre: Action
  • Release Date: 1978-06-28
  • User Rating: 6.8/10 from 236 ratings
  • Runtime: 2h 14min
  • Language: English
  • Production Company: Richmond Productions
  • Production Country: United Kingdom, Switzerland
  • Director: Andrew V. McLaglen
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A British multinational company seeks to overthrow a vicious dictator in central Africa. It hires a band of (largely aged) mercenaries in London and sends them in to save the virtuous but imprisoned opposition leader who is also critically ill and due for execution. Just when the team has performed a perfect rescue, the multinational does a deal with the vicious dictator leaving the mercenary band to escape under their own steam and exact revenge.

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  • Roger Moore

    as Lt. Shawn Fynn
  • Richard Harris

    as Capt. Rafer Janders
  • Hardy Krüger

    as Lt. Pieter Coetze
  • Richard Burton

    as Col. Allen Faulkner
  • Stewart Granger

    as Sir Edward Matherson
  • John Kani

    as Sgt. Jesse Blake
  • Jack Watson

    as RSM Sandy Young
  • Frank Finlay

    as Fr. Geoghagen
  • Kenneth Griffith

    as Arthur Witty
  • Ronald Fraser

    as Sgt. Jock McTaggart
  • Barry Foster

    as Thomas Balfour
  • Winston Ntshona

    as Julius Limbani
  • Percy Herbert

    as Keith
  • Ian Yule

    as Tosh Donaldson
  • Glyn Baker

    as Esposito
  • Paul Spurrier

    as Emile Janders
  • Rosalind Lloyd

    as Heather
  • David Ladd

    as Sonny Martinelli
  • Jeff Corey

    as Mr Martin
  • Brook Williams

    as Samuels
  • Valerie Leon

    as 1st Girl Dealer
  • Leslie Schofield

    as Hitman
  • Jane Hylton

    as Mrs Marjorie Young
  • Sydney Chama

    as Clark
  • Ken Gampu

    as Alexander
  • Patrick Holt

    as Skyjacker
  • Terence Longdon

    as Anonymous Man
  • John Dennison

    as Matherson's Butler
  • Thomas Baptiste

    as Col. Mboya
  • Jules Walters

    as Mboya's Aide
  • Fred Bryant

    as Baronet Club Manager
  • Anna Bergman

    as Sonny's Girlfriend
  • Suzanne Danielle

    as Girl at party
  • Christopher Chittell

    as Philips
  • Richard Graydon

    as Mercenary
  • Greg Powell

    as Mercenary
Camera Jack Hildyard Director of Photography
Crew Bob Simmons Stunts
Directing Andrew V. McLaglen Director
Writing Daniel Carney Novel
Writing Reginald Rose Screenplay
Production Euan Lloyd Producer
Sound Roy Budd Original Music Composer
Production Ray Freeborn Unit Manager
Production Ray Freeborn Location Manager
Editing John Glen Editor
Sound Joan Armatrading Theme Song Performance
Art Maurice Binder Main Title Designer
Directing John Glen Second Unit Director
Directing Derek Cracknell Assistant Director
Crew Greg Powell Stunts