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The Wind and the Lion -- 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.

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Director:
Writer:
John Milius (written by)
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Release Date:
26 October 1975 (UK) See more »
Genre:
Tagline:
Between the wind and the lion is the woman. For her, half the world may go to war.
Plot:
At the beginning of the 20th century an American woman is abducted in Morocco by Berbers. The attempts... See more » | Add synopsis »
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Awards:
Nominated for 2 Oscars. Another 3 nominations See more »
NewsDesk:
(11 articles)
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User Reviews:
Milius has a strong interest in TR, and this is an enjoyable adventure based loosely on a true incident during TR's presidency. See more (93 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order) (verified as complete)

Sean Connery ... Mulai Ahmed er Raisuli

Candice Bergen ... Eden Pedecaris

Brian Keith ... Theodore Roosevelt

John Huston ... John Hay

Geoffrey Lewis ... Samuel Gummere

Steve Kanaly ... Capt. Jerome
Vladek Sheybal ... The Bashaw

Nadim Sawalha ... Sherif of Wazan

Roy Jenson ... Admr. French Ensor Chadwick

Deborah Baxter ... Alice Roosevelt
Jack Cooley ... Quentin Roosevelt
Chris Aller ... Kermit Roosevelt
Simon Harrison ... William Pedecaris
Polly Gottesman ... Jennifer Pedecaris
Antoine Saint-John ... Von Roerkel (as Antoine St. John)

Aldo Sambrell ... Ugly Arab
Luis Barboo ... Gayaan the Terrible

Darrell Fetty ... Richard Dreighton
Marc Zuber ... The Sultan
Shirley Rothman ... Edith Roosevelt
Rusty Cox ... Marine Sgt.
Larry Cross ... Henry Cabot Lodge
Alexander Weldon ... Elihu Root (as Alex Weldon)
Akio Mitamura ... Japanese General
Frank Gassman ... President's Aide
Audrey San Felix ... Miss Hitchcock
Ben Tatar ... Sketch Artist
Michael Damian ... President's Secretary
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Eduardo Bea ... Philippe (uncredited)
Robert Case ... British Military Advisor (uncredited)
Juan Cazalilla ... Chef (uncredited)
Mariano Ciudad ... 3rd Secret Service Man (uncredited)
Anita Colby ... Station Woman (uncredited)
James Cooley ... 2nd Secret Service Man (uncredited)
Russ Cox Jr. ... U.S. Marine (uncredited)
Rupert Crabb ... Mountain Man (uncredited)
Howard Hagan ... Diplomat (uncredited)
Art Larkin ... 1st Secret Service Man (uncredited)
Terry Leonard ... President Roosevelt's Sparring Partner (uncredited)
David V. Lester ... 2nd Reporter (uncredited)
Leon Liberman ... 2nd Aide (uncredited)

John Milius ... The One-Armed Military Advisor (uncredited)
James Mitchell ... Gummere's Aide (uncredited)
Ricardo Palacios ... Torres (uncredited)
Carl Rapp ... 1st Station Man (uncredited)
Paul Rusking ... 3rd Reporter (uncredited)
Allen Russell ... 3rd Aide (uncredited)
Felipe Solano ... Pock-Faced Arab (uncredited)
Charles Stalmaker ... 1st Reporter (uncredited)
Billy Williams ... Sir Joseph - Briton That Runs Out of Bullets (uncredited)

Directed by
John Milius 
 
Writing credits
John Milius (written by)

Produced by
Herb Jaffe .... producer
Phil Rawlins .... associate producer
 
Original Music by
Jerry Goldsmith 
 
Cinematography by
Billy Williams (director of photography)
 
Film Editing by
Robert L. Wolfe 
 
Casting by
Boaty Boatwright 
 
Production Design by
Gil Parrondo  (as Gil Parrando)
 
Art Direction by
Antonio Patón  (as R. Antonio Paton)
 
Costume Design by
Richard La Motte  (as Richard E. LaMotte)
 
Makeup Department
José Antonio Sánchez .... makeup artist (as Jose A. Sanchez)
 
Production Management
Luis Hernanz .... unit production manager: Spain
Tom Pevsner .... production supervisor
Luis Roberts .... production manager: Spain
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Miguel Ángel Barbero .... second assistant director (as Miguel A. Barbero)
Roberto Cirla .... second assistant director
Miguel Gil .... assistant director (as Miguel A. Gil)
Roberto Parra .... second assistant director
Phil Rawlins .... second unit director
 
Art Department
Dennis J. Parrish .... property master
Julián Martín .... painter (uncredited)
 
Sound Department
Milton C. Burrow .... sound effects supervisor
Roy Charman .... sound
Harry W. Tetrick .... sound
Bill Wistrom .... sound effects supervisor
William L. McCaughey .... sound re-recording mixer (uncredited)
Aaron Rochin .... sound re-recording mixer (uncredited)
 
Special Effects by
Alex Weldon .... special effects
 
Visual Effects by
Matthew Yuricich .... matte artist (uncredited)
 
Stunts
Terry Leonard .... stunt supervisor
Ricardo Cruz .... stunts (uncredited)
Mickey Gilbert .... stunts (uncredited)
Juan Maján .... stunts (uncredited)
Miguel Pedregosa .... stunts (uncredited)
Larry Randles .... stunts (uncredited)
Kerry Rossall .... stunts (uncredited)
Jim Sheppard .... stunts (uncredited)
 
Camera and Electrical Department
David Harcourt .... camera operator
Ramiro Sabell .... first assistant camera
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
James M. George .... wardrobe supervisor
Tony Pueo .... wardrobe supervisor
 
Editorial Department
Gary Bell .... associate film editor
 
Music Department
Harry V. Lojewski .... music supervisor
 
Other crew
Barbara Cole .... script supervisor
Steven-Charles Jaffe .... assistant to producer (as Steven C. Jaffe)
David V. Lester .... production coordinator (as David Lester)
Juan Maján .... action coordinator: Spain (as Juan Jose Majan)
Miguel Pedregosa .... action coordinator: Spain
Mark Carlton .... adr loop group (uncredited)
 
Crew believed to be complete


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Additional Details

Also Known As:
"John Milius' The Wind and the Lion" - USA (complete title)
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Runtime:
119 min
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Language:
Color:
Color (Metrocolor)
Aspect Ratio:
2.20 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
70 mm 6-Track (70 mm prints) | Mono (35 mm prints)
Certification:
Argentina:Atp | Australia:PG | Canada:PG (video rating) | Finland:K-16 | Iceland:12 | Netherlands:12 | Singapore:PG | Sweden:15 | UK:PG (DVD) | UK:A (original rating) | USA:PG (certificate #24156) | West Germany:12
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Trivia:
President Roosevelt is presented a birthday cake with a map of the Western Hemisphere on the icing. As he cuts across the cake, he hesitates before cutting into the "land" portion of the icing. His cut goes not across Panama, but across Nicaragua. A plan for a sea-level canal through Nicaragua was the rival plan in the 1880s and 1890s to that for Panama, and was given up only once it was rendered redundant by the American takeover the French Panama Canal project in 1904.See more »
Goofs:
Anachronisms: When Roosevelt has his hand on a globe, Turkey and Libya are visible, but neither name would appear on a globe in 1904.See more »
Quotes:
[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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Movie Connections:
References The Searchers (1956)See more »
Soundtrack:
For He's A Jolly Good FellowSee more »

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17 out of 22 people found the following review useful.
Milius has a strong interest in TR, and this is an enjoyable adventure based loosely on a true incident during TR's presidency., 30 March 2004
Author: kent-johnson

Sean Connery is very good as the Great Raisuli, Lord of the Rif and Defender of the Faithful. This is an adventure movie with Arabs, Germans and the USMC all coming to grips at one point or another. There is also a lot of humor in the interplay among the main and supporting characters. The story is based on the true incident in which a wealthy Greek-American businessman was kidnapped by the Raisuli in the early 1900s. Milius has substituted Candace Bergen and her two children as the victims of the kidnapping, and this opens the story to a lot of literary license.

On the other hand, the movie gives Milius the opportunity to remind the viewer of two of the most famous (though mostly forgotten) political quotations of the TR era. Brian Keith (very good as TR) says, "Pedecaris alive or the Raisuli dead!"; and John Huston (also good as Sec of State John Hay)asks the Japanese Ambassador at a White House dinner, "You likee knifee, you likee forkee?"

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