During World War One a British aristocrat, an American entrepreneur and the latter's attractive young daughter, set out to destroy a German battle-cruiser which is awaiting repairs in an inlet just off Zanzibar.
A true story about four Allied POWs who endure harsh treatment from their Japanese captors during World War II while being forced to build a railroad through the Burmese jungle. Ultimately ... See full summary »
David L. Cunningham
After the success of The Wild Geese (1978), author Daniel Carney was asked by producer Euan Lloyd to write a sequel. Carney originally refused, as he could not think up a storyline, until Lloyd gave him one, this film's concept, the kidnapping of Rudolph Hess from Spandau Prison. See more »
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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