The thirteen surviving mercenaries finally manage to land at Kariba Airport , Rhodesia , but Limbani dies from a gunshot wound sustained during the escape. Most of the military equipment used in the film came from the South African army. The producers declined and in his place chose Richard Harris. Films directed by Andrew V. Lloyd hesitated before offering the role of Witty, the gay medic, to his longtime friend Kenneth Griffith. Rafer Janders, a skilled tactician, and Lt. Faulkner is forced to kill him, sparing him from capture and torture.
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Carney’s novel was subsequently published by Corgi Books under the same title as the film. However, scheduling difficulties meant that he also had to be replaced, this time by Stewart Granger.
Ian Yule, who played Tosh Donaldson, had been a real mercenary in Africa in the s and s. Back in London, however, Matheson cancels the extraction flight at the last moment, having secured copper mining assets from General Ndofa in exchange for President Limbani. Roger Moore estimated location filming in Africa took about three months with the unit taking over a health spa near Tshipisie in Northern Transvaal now Limpopo ; shooting also took place at Messina Border Region.
United Artists was enthusiastic about the film, but insisted Lloyd give the director’s job to Michael Winner.
The same producer and director were later responsible for The Sea Wolves. Films directed by Andrew V. He optioned it and hired Reginald Rose to write the screenplay. Most of the military equipment used in the film came from armatradig South African army.
Burton, Buddies Back in the Bush”. Palitoy based the figure “Tom Stone” part of the Action Man team on the character Blake after looking at the pre-production photos and posters of the film.
Lloyd had offered the part of the banker Matheson to his friend Joseph Cotten.
From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Shawn Fynn, a former RAF pilot. When finally approached, Griffith said “Some of my dearest friends in the world are homosexuals! Faulkner is forced to kill him, sparing him from capture and torture. Some months later, Faulkner returns to London and breaks into Matheson’s home, forcing him to disgorge the cash jan his wall safe — half a million dollars — to compensate the survivors and the families of those who died.
President Limbani is held in a oc prison in Zembala, guarded by a regiment of General Ndofa’s troops known as the “Simbas”.
There were protests by anti-apartheid campaigners at the film’s London premiere. For other uses, see Wild Geese disambiguation. Ntshona was Limbani in the film and continued to make many more films with Kani after The Wild Geese. Lloyd refused and instead chose Andrew V.
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The producers declined and in his place chose Richard Harris. Burt Lancaster originally hoped to play the part of Rafer Janders who in Carney’s book was an American living in London. So, as I wanted him for the part, I took the gamble. So Andrew butchered my performance by not understanding that you can play a part by listening.
Retrieved 23 December As a result, the film was only partially distributed in the United States. The thirteen surviving mercenaries finally manage to land at Kariba ArmatrdingRhodesiabut Limbani dies from a gunshot wound sustained during the escape.
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However they changed their mind after reading the script. Northern Irish actor Stephen Boyda close friend of Lloyd’s, was originally set to star as Sandy Young, the sergeant major who trains the mercenaries before their mission. John Kani played Jesse Blake, a mercenary who had previously served with Faulkner and was struggling to live before the chance to work with Faulkner again.
Faulkner accepts the assignment and begins recruiting forty-nine mercenaries, including officers he had worked with previously: Retrieved 3 August David Ladd’s character’s girlfriend in the film was played by Anna Bergmanthe daughter of Ingmar Bergman. The film was picketed in Irish cinemas by clight Irish anti-apartheid movement.