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Game for Vultures (1979)

R  |   |  Drama  |  September 1980 (USA)
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The South African businessman David Swansey is delivering illegal German helicopters to Rhodesia. That makes the patriot Gideon Marunga an angry man.

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David Swansey
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Gideon Marunga
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Nicolle
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Col. Brettle
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Raglan Thistle
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Larry Prescott (as Sven Bertil Taube)
Ken Gampu ...
Sixpence
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Daniel Batten
Neil Hallett ...
Tony Knight
Mark Singleton ...
Sir Benjamin Peckover
Alibe Parsons ...
Alice Kamore
Victor Melleney ...
Mallan
Jana Cilliers ...
Ruth Swansey
John Parsonson ...
Peter Swansey
Elaine Proctor ...
Brigid
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The South African businessman David Swansey is delivering illegal German helicopters to Rhodesia. That makes the patriot Gideon Marunga an angry man.

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In every war there are those who kill... and those who make a killing!

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Also Known As:

El Juego de los Cóndores  »

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The movie was predominantly set in the then known as Republic of Rhodesia but was not filmed there instead shooting in South Africa doubling for that country which is now known as the nation of Zimbabwe Rhodesia. See more »

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Average film upon African wars and intervention of mean smugglers
8 November 2005 | by See all my reviews

The movie tells about an English businessman(Richard Harris)dealing with other(Ray Milland) about illegal helicopters to export at Rhodesia. Meanwhile, a patriot called Gideon(Richard Roundtree) fights against the government troops by means of ¨guerrillas¨ and besides he'll try avoid the charge arrives to Rhodesia.

The picture is indirectly based on true happenings . In 1965 the white minority obtained independence of the Commonwealth and created the Republic of Rhodesia with Ian Smith as President who confronted the black nationalist guerrilla. In 1980 originated the Zimbabwe Republic with Robert Mugabe as President who today continues. The civil wars cause rampage, destruction, starvation and by thousands deaths . Movie belongs to sub-genre of African mercenaries, such as ¨Dark of the sun ¨(Jack Cardiff),¨Wild Geese¨(Andrew McLagen) and recently ¨Tears of the sun¨(Anthony Faqua). In the film there are suspense,frenetic shootouts,action and a little bit of violence when the fights happen. Fine and atmospheric cinematography by Alex Thompson. The motion picture is regularly directed by James Fargo. Rating : Mediocre but entertaining


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