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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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Cast overview, first billed only:
David Swansey
Gideon Marunga
Col. Noel Brettle
Raglan Thistle
Larry Prescott (as Sven Bertil Taube)
Ken Gampu ...
Daniel Batten
Neil Hallett ...
Tony Knight
Mark Singleton ...
Sir Benjamin Peckover
Alibe Parsons ...
Alice Kamore
Victor Melleney ...
Jana Cilliers ...
Ruth Swansey
John Parsonson ...
Peter Swansey
Elaine Proctor ...


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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Release Date:

September 1980 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

El Juego de los Cóndores  »

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1.85 : 1
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The film was made and released about four years after its source novel of the same name by Michael Hartmann had been first published in 1975. 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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