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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 »
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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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 (From Moviefone. 30 April 2014, 12:00 AM, PDT)

TV Review: Epix’s ‘Milius’
 (From Variety - Film News. 7 January 2014, 7:15 AM, PST)

Joey Figueroa and Zak Knutson interview: Milius
 (From Den of Geek. 31 October 2013, 2:51 AM, PDT)

User Reviews:
This Is A True Story ... 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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Did You Know?

Trivia:
Deborah Baxter was cast as Alice Roosevelt for her performance in _A High Wind in Jamaica (1965)_, a film which John Milius had loved.See more »
Goofs:
Factual errors: The Raisouli and his followers pray while the muezzin is calling. In fact, the actual praying is done after the muezzin finishes - it's his job to remind the faithful to go pray. This is a common mistake in Hollywood productions, possibly done for dramatic purposes.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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Soundtrack:
For He's A Jolly Good FellowSee more »

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36 out of 58 people found the following review useful.
This Is A True Story ..., 25 October 2004
Author: Theo Robertson from Isle Of Bute, Scotland

... Except that the Eden Pedecaris character was in reality a man who didn't have any children with him and that the battle at the end with the United States Marine Corp defeating a German force never happened . So in truth it's not actually a true story plot wise

It's very arrogant of Hollywood in general and John Milius in particular to re-write history in this manner because the film is rather accurate in some other ways namely the portrayal of Theodore Roosevelt . Want to know about how the teddy bear came into being ? Watch this film . Roosevelt was a great lover of nature , he was both a hunter and an ecologist and decided that if America wanted to be a major world power then the nation would have to carry a big stick while speaking in a soft voice

Roosevelt more than any president in history made America the superpower it is today and it's a very topical film to watch in 2004 . America's resentment of Germany and France ! Arabs slaughtering infidels on the battlefield but taking a moral high ground about women and children being held as hostage ! American military leaders and diplomats not really caring if they start a bloody war ! The more things change the more they stay the same

It is interesting to see that Milius has painted the Arabs with very human faces . Mulay might be a brigand but he's a most likable anti hero and a cinema audience has the rare opportunity of seeing what Sean Connery is capable of when he's given a good role . I wonder though how this film would have the Arabs if it'd have been made a few years later after the Iranian revolution ? I've got a feeling it would never have been made at all in todays current climate

As it stands THE WIND AND THE LION is very poor history in most parts , fairly good history in some parts and stands as a sort of timepiece when Hollywood was far less xenophobic than it is today

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