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


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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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Lewis Collins has said that he was originally hired to play Haddad due to a contract with producer Euan Lloyd. Collins had headlined Lloyd's The Final Option (1982) movie around three years earlier. However, the part was cast with American Scott Glenn. Collins ironically had starred in "The Wild Geese" rip-off movie "Code Name: Wild Geese" (Code Name: Wild Geese (1984)) which may have been a factor in his non-inclusion in this sequel. See more »


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Thrilling story about some mercenaries hired to break out Rudolph Hess from Spandau Prison
6 December 2009 | by See all my reviews

This inferior sequel deals about a new group of the much-wanted mercenaries (Scott Glenn, Edward Fox, John Terry among others) assigned by a rich television network (Robert Webber, Barbara Carrera) to free famous arch-Nazi war criminal Rudolph Hess.

The film is packed with noisy action, thrills, suspense, tension and lots of violence . It contains uncomfortable mix of flaws and gaps with little believable situations and is badly developed. The picture is middling directed by Peter Hunt who made one of the best Bond films : ¨On her majestic's secret service ¨, furthermore ,¨Death hunt¨ and ¨Shout the devil¨. The movie is dedicated to Richard Burton , he played the original film (along with Roger Moore, Hardy Kruger,Richad Harris, Stewart Granger), that was better than you would expect.

Adding more details about those described on the movie regarding Rudolph Hess - very well played by Laurence Olivier- and his Spandau prison, the events were the following : Hess was privately distressed by the war with Great Britain, because he, like almost other Nazis , hoped that would accept Germany as an ally . He thought to score a diplomatic victory by sealing a peace and attempted to contact the Duke of Hamilton in Scotland. On 10 May 1941 , Hess took off in a Messerschmitt. Hess parachuted over Renfrewshire , Scotland, there a farmer named David McLain declared to have arrested Hess with his pitchfork. Hess then became a defendant at the Nuremberg trial of the International Military Tribunal where in 1946 was found guilty on two counts and he was given a life sentence. On 1987 , Hess died while under four power imprisonment at Spandau prison in west Berlin , at the age 93. He was found with an electric cord wrapped around his neck. Spandau prison was subsequently demolished to prevent it from becoming a shrine

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