The Wild Geese details
|Formats:||15 DVD, Blu-ray, LOVEFiLM Instant|
|Starring:||Richard Burton, Roger Moore, Hardy Kruger, Richard Harris, Stewart Granger, Frank Finlay, Jeff Corey, Kenneth Griffith|
|Director:||Andrew V. McLaglen|
The Wild Geese
|2hrs 8 mins||15|
LOVEFiLM Instant Information
|Run time:||2 hours 8 minutes|
|Rental release:||To be confirmed|
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Old fashioned action at it's bestBy wildgeese from England , 02 Feb 2005
[Highly rated reviewer]Looking at the film now it may seem old style now but back in 1978 it was a big hit.
It has a really great score by roy budd who also wrote the score for get carter.
The plot may be a little thin but the action is first rate.
Worth a look just to see the acting greats together,and you can see they had a good time making it.
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Great film, great story, great castBy IrmscherMatt (29 reviews) , 17 Nov 2013I remember seeing this when it first came out in the late 70's, and I enjoyed it then, as now. I think it is a very good portrayal of what might have been going on with disaffected/unemployed ex- soldiers in the late 70's, and the recruiting part of he film is more believable than Fredrick Forsyth (Dogs of War) I have always enjoyed the HALO sequence from the Herc (especially how unrealisticly the main characters 'leap' off the tailgate) and how some of the soldiers fly in formation as they descend. Hard-luck stories, brutality, betrayal, revenge and the casual way that Mens lives are erased inconsequentially by those that employ them are all here to see. Fine acting by a strong cast contribute to this being a great film and one to have on any 'must-see' list
Evacuation SouthBy Riga (1 review) , 11 Oct 2013The film is fiction, but the stories birth was Uganda, of a Kingdom wherein the deposed was evacuated, in principle, led by men of Southern Rhodesia and one Ugandan white, a Pilot, who lost his life and that set off a chain of events that in this year still remain. The film is a rousing expression of certain incidents that did happen and caused a furor'e.
Good old fashioned boys own adventureBy a customer , 30 Aug 2013Whilst it cannot compete with a 'modern' war film in terms of action or special effects, this is still a great 'boy's own' adventure film that features a superb cast. I first saw this film on TV in the early 1980's and even though it has admittedly dated, it is clinched, contrived and some of the acting is a bit hit and miss, it is still very enjoyable and has remained a favourite ever since. Watch if you enjoy the likes of the 'Dirty Dozen', or 'Where Eagles Dare', although this is not suitable for the whole family film like the latter.
Fantastic war filmBy Bellerophon (3 reviews) , 20 Aug 2013A great war film and very watchable. The lot works really well and the last 30 mins and ending are very fitting.
Classic taleBy Onero (1 review) , 13 Apr 2013best war movie yet...a classic i can watch over and over....favorite scene/quote...'Go!..I am holding the fort...ain't you a big fella, too bad we can't be friends'...'Get up you son of an abortionnnn!'