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Ashanti (1979)

Dr. Anansa Linderby is kidnapped in a medical mission in Africa by a slave trader. From this moment, her husband will do anything to recover her and to punish the bad guys, but that will be not an easy task.

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Dr. David Linderby
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Suleiman
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Malik
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Dr. Anansa Linderby
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Prince Hassan
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Brian Walker
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Jim Sandell
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Djamil
Winston Ntshona ...
Ansok
Tariq Yunus ...
Faid
Tyrone Jackson ...
Dongaro
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The Senoufo Girl
Jean-Luc Bideau ...
Marcel
Olu Jacobs ...
Commissioner Batak
Johnny Sekka ...
Captain Bradford
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Dr. Anansa Linderby is kidnapped in a medical mission in Africa by a slave trader. From this moment, her husband will do anything to recover her and to punish the bad guys, but that will be not an easy task.

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6 April 1979 (USA)  »

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Ashanti, Land of No Mercy  »

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Don't Lose the Feeling
(end title song)
Music by Michael Melvoin (uncredited)
Lyrics by Don Black
Sung by Jimmy Chambers
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Good Cast in a Little Above Average Product
5 November 2006 | by (Argentina) – See all my reviews

Richard Fleischer was a very prolific director with a simple style but he was brave enough to enter films in all genres ("The Vikings", "Barabbas", "Compulsion", "Blind Terror", "The Boston Strangler", "Soylent Green", "Tora, Tora, Tora") with very good and acceptable results indeed.

With "Ashanti" he gets a watchable film and a sort of testimonial one dealing with slavery in the XX Century as a pretty female Doctor rendering services for the United Nations among primitive tribes in Africa is kidnapped to be sold in the eastern Arabian markets; her husband goes on a long pursuit of the slave traders to recover her. Shoot in jungle and desert wide-open outdoor locations the film is sort of slow at times but it also has some good moments.

An all star cast is a plus. Michael Caine renders an acceptable performance as the willing husband and model Beverly Johnson does too as his abducted wife. Peter Ustinov steals the show as the fiendish chief slave dealer Suleiman in what is probably the most interesting character in the film. Rex Harrison and William Holden not at the peak of their careers back then make correct appearances in small roles. Omar Shariff and Kabir Bedi are there too.

Not a great film at all but worth a watch in my opinion. It's a 6 out of 10 for me.


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