MOVIEmeter
SEE RANK
Up 16,884 this week

Operation Leopard (1980)
"La légion saute sur Kolwezi" (original title)

5.6
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 5.6/10 from 144 users  
Reviews: 1 user

May 1978 The mining town of Kolwezi in Katanga, Zaire (now Democratic Republic of Congo, the former Belgian Congo) is under attack from a group of communist guerillas coming from nearby ... See full synopsis »

Director:

0Check in
0Share...

User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

a list of 587 titles
created 10 May 2011
 
a list of 4755 titles
created 12 Jul 2011
 
list image
a list of 279 titles
created 6 months ago
 
a list of 352 titles
created 6 months ago
 

Related Items


Connect with IMDb


Share this Rating

Title: Operation Leopard (1980)

Operation Leopard (1980) on IMDb 5.6/10

Want to share IMDb's rating on your own site? Use the HTML below.

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of Operation Leopard.

Photos

Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Action | War
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.1/10 X  

Commander Robin Wesley, leader of a group of mercenaries, go to the Golden Triangle in Southeast Asia to overthrow the dictator, who is a major manufacturer and dealer of the world's opium.

Director: Antonio Margheriti
Stars: Lewis Collins, Lee Van Cleef, Ernest Borgnine
The Victim (1975)
Mystery | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.9/10 X  

A pathology med student and a priest team up to investigate a wave of suicides blamed on sun spots and discover a number of them to be actual murders.

Director: Armando Crispino
Stars: Mimsy Farmer, Barry Primus, Ray Lovelock
Crime | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  

A former bank robber is released after 10 years in prison. He gets help from a social-worker, but gets harassed by an old cop from his past.

Director: José Giovanni
Stars: Alain Delon, Jean Gabin, Mimsy Farmer
Allonsanfan (1974)
Drama | History
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  

A anarchist leader (Fulvio) wishes to retire, as he is old and tired. He tries to hide himself, but his friends find him and insist he carries on helping them.

Directors: Paolo Taviani, Vittorio Taviani
Stars: Marcello Mastroianni, Lea Massari, Mimsy Farmer
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  

This drama depicts the misery of neglected children in big cities. 13 years old Bruno is of a good family, but since the death of his grandmother he spends most of his time alone, in a ... See full summary »

Director: Jean-Claude Brisseau
Stars: Bruno Cremer, François Négret, Vincent Gasperitsch
War
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  

In Vietnam, 1954, a French platoon isolated behind enemy lines tries to come back. It is led by the inexperienced, idealistic sous-lieutenant Torrens, and by adjutant Willsdorf, a WWII veteran of the Werhmacht.

Director: Pierre Schoendoerffer
Stars: Jacques Perrin, Bruno Cremer, Pierre Fabre
Drama | War
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6/10 X  

An American reporter finds himself in the middle of the 57-day battle of Dien Bien Phu in Vietnam between the French army and the Vietminh, which finally resulted in the defeat and ... See full summary »

Director: Pierre Schoendoerffer
Stars: Donald Pleasence, Patrick Catalifo, Jean-François Balmer
Action | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 3.8/10 X  

Enrique Chacon kills Oscar Romero, a Catholic archbishop in San Salvador. The CIA calls a special agent, Malko Linge, a ruined prince who lives with an expensive woman - Countess Alexandra ... See full summary »

Director: Raoul Coutard
Stars: Miles O'Keeffe, Raimund Harmstorf, Dagmar Lassander
War | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.8/10 X  

A story of how World War II affected the lives of a German family and an American family, both of whom had sons and fathers fighting in the war.

Director: Umberto Lenzi
Stars: Helmut Berger, Samantha Eggar, Giuliano Gemma
Fire's Share (1978)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.7/10 X  
Director: Etienne Périer
Stars: Michel Piccoli, Claudia Cardinale, Jacques Perrin
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  

In Morocco, an old dyer and his young son Miloud work transporting wool packs. So begins this story in the hands of thousands of old men, women and children involved in meticulous weaving carpets.

Director: Souheil Ben-Barka
Stars: Abdou Chaibane, Mimsy Farmer, Si Ahmed
Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.9/10 X  
Director: Pierre Schoendoerffer
Stars: Bruno Cremer, Claude Rich, Florence Darel
Edit

Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Bruno Cremer ...
Pierre Delbart
...
Annie
Giuliano Gemma ...
Adjudant-chef Federico
Laurent Malet ...
Damrémont
...
L'ambassadeur Berthier
Pierre Vaneck ...
Colonel Grasser
Jean-Claude Bouillon ...
Maurois
Gérard Essomba ...
Bia Kombo
Robert Etcheverry ...
Le colonel Dubourg
Laure Moutoussamy ...
Élodie
Patricia Lavidange ...
Angélique
Jean-Paul Richepin ...
Singer
Pierre Rousseau ...
Debruyn
Yan Brian ...
Loubet
Eric Sergent ...
Murat
Edit

Storyline

May 1978 The mining town of Kolwezi in Katanga, Zaire (now Democratic Republic of Congo, the former Belgian Congo) is under attack from a group of communist guerillas coming from nearby Angola... See full synopsis »

Add Full Plot | Plot Synopsis

Genres:

Adventure | Drama | War

Certificate:

See all certifications »
Edit

Details

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

9 January 1980 (France)  »

Also Known As:

Military Coup in Kolwezi  »

Company Credits

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Color:

(Eastmancolor)
See  »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
Pretty good film about a famous operation by the French Foreign Legion
12 September 2002 | by (Mesa, AZ) – See all my reviews

This film was made right after the French Foreign Legion proved its valor (once again) in a military operation in Congo.

The Legion saved hundreds of Europeans taken hostages by rebels and managed to drive them away after losing only 5 of its men.

The film is very low budget, but very accurate and most of the legionnaires on the screen were actual legionnaires involved in the fights. Very interesting for the ethnic variety of these guys.

It's really not Black Hawk Down. It's a simple and efficient film with a very straight story line, and it depicts the facts and only the facts, with a few composite characters among the civilians.

I would only recommend it if you want to learn about the even or about how the Legion operates.


12 of 12 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Discuss Operation Leopard (1980) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?