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Wild Geese II (1985)

A group of mercenaries is hired to spring Rudolf Hess from Spandau Prison in Berlin.

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(novel), (screenplay)
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Kathy Lukas
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Alex Faulkner
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Robert McCann
Robert Freitag ...
Stroebling
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Col. Reed-Henry
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Mustapha El Ali
Derek Thompson ...
Hourigan
Paul Antrim ...
Murphy
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Michael
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Hooker
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Russian General
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KGB Man
David Lumsden ...
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A group of mercenaries is hired to spring Rudolf Hess from Spandau Prison in Berlin.

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18 October 1985 (USA)  »

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Wildgänse II  »

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As Rudolf Hess, 77-year-old Sir Laurence Olivier was in poor health during filming, and required a nurse to accompany him during production. Olivier was also beginning to suffer with memory problems, and labored for hours on his one long speech, because of having trouble remembering the dialogue. See more »

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Features The Wild Geese (1978) See more »

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Berliner Luft
Music by Paul Lincke (uncredited)
Performed by the Musikkorps der Polizei Berlin
Courtesy of EMI Electrola GmbH
Publisher Apollo Verlag GmbH
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A worthless mission leads to a worthless film.
25 May 1999 | by (Auburn, Me) – See all my reviews

Unlike 1978's The Wild Geese which was chock full of story, action and even some moral values this apparent sequel comes up short on all accounts. A plan to spring Nazi War criminal Rudolf Hess from his cell in Spandau prison by a team of Mercenaries is the basis of the movie. The story is slow and fails to establish any likeable characters as the original did. Sadly Richard Burton who was to recreate the Colonel Faulkner role died before filming began and was replaced by Edward Fox who seems shallow in his performance. As the film progresses the viewer keeps waiting for something to get going but it never seems to. In all a sad disappointment.


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