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Game for Vultures (1979)

R | | Drama | September 1980 (USA)
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. Noel 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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September 1980 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

El Juego de los Cóndores  »

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The picture was set and filmed during the Rhodesian Bush War (aka The Second Chimurenga aka The Zimbabwe War of Liberation aka The Rhodesian War). This civil war went from July 1964 to December 1979. The film was in release in many territories during the last six months of the conflict but was also in first release in many territories in 1980 when the war was over. See more »

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An international mishmash!
3 March 2000 | by (Seattle, Washington) – See all my reviews

This was one of the last International Co-production made in the 70's, and it is easy to see why it sat on the shelf and was never released in the U.S! It has way too many subplots, and many of the plots gets interconencted with others, thus adding confusion! Great music score, great photography cannot save this rather tedious film with absolutely NO sympathetic characters whatsoever! Roundtree kept losing his South African accent many times during the film! In fact most of the characters wind up trying to kill each other, and you kind of wish they do! And the ending actually undermines the whole film! It isnt even a good time waster! Definitely the last of these European international co-productions from the 70's!


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