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The Wind and the Lion (1975)

In early 20th century Morocco, a Sharif kidnaps an American woman and her children, forcing President Theodore Roosevelt to send in forces to conduct a rescue mission.

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The Bashaw
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Sherif of Wazan
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Von Roerkel (as Antoine St. John)

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At the beginning of the 20th century an American woman is abducted in Morocco by Berbers. The attempts to free her range from diplomatic pressure to military intervention. Written by Anonymous

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12 September 1975 (Ireland)  »

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John Milius' The Wind and the Lion  »

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$4,000,000 (estimated)
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Connery was so impressed with John Milius that he requested his services as a script doctor for The Hunt for Red October (1990). See more »

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In 1905, the US Marine Corps used a blue battle flag (as seen on the poster). The flag was not changed to red until the 1920s. See more »

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[first lines]
Eden: Don't you agree that the most important part of the meal is the wine? Everything must follow the wine. And in this case, I should favor a Red Bordeaux.
Sir Joseph: A Red Bordeaux at lunch? Your late husband would never have approved.
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Lyrics by John A. Stone
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brilliant
16 August 2004 | by (Czech Republic) – See all my reviews

A movie I've seen and enjoyed possibly more than any other movie. I first saw it as a kid and loved the drama and the great climactic battle. As I got older, I enjoyed it as much or more than before, but now due to all of the components that work together to make a true classic. The acting is great (especially Keith as T. Roosevelt), the cinematography spectacular, the script is full of gems, and the directing pulls it all together wonderfully. It's loosely based on an actual event, and it shows rush of Europe and a newly emergent America to carve up the 'Sick old Man' (the Ottoman Empire) as it collapses in a fashion unlike any other 'historical' movie I've seen. Humor, drama, action, love...it's got it all and deserves far more acclaim (much like 'The Great Waldo Pepper').


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