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The Wind and the Lion (1975)

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In early twentieth century Morocco, a Sharif kidnaps an American woman and her children, forcing President Theodore Roosevelt to send in forces to conduct a rescue mission.

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John Milius

Writer:

John Milius
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Nominated for 2 Oscars. Another 4 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Sean Connery ... Raisuli
Candice Bergen ... Eden Pedecaris
Brian Keith ... Theodore Roosevelt
John Huston ... John Hay
Geoffrey Lewis ... Gummere
Steve Kanaly ... Capt. Jerome
Vladek Sheybal ... The Bashaw
Nadim Sawalha ... Sherif of Wazan
Roy Jenson ... Admiral Chadwick
Deborah Baxter ... Alice Roosevelt
Jack Cooley Jack Cooley ... Quentin Roosevelt
Chris Aller Chris Aller ... Kermit Roosevelt
Simon Harrison Simon Harrison ... William Pedecaris
Polly Gottesman Polly Gottesman ... Jennifer Pedecaris
Antoine Saint-John ... Von Roerkel (as Antoine St. John)
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Storyline

At the beginning of the 20th century an American woman is abducted in Morocco by Berbers. The attempts to free her range from diplomatic pressure to military intervention. Written by Anonymous

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The Grand Adventure of the Year! See more »


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PG | See all certifications »

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Country:

USA

Language:

German | French | English

Release Date:

26 June 1975 (UK) See more »

Also Known As:

John Milius' The Wind and the Lion See more »

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Budget:

$4,000,000 (estimated)
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Runtime:

Sound Mix:

70 mm 6-Track (70 mm prints)| Mono (35 mm prints)

Color:

Color (Metrocolor)

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

The final battle took two weeks to film. Real dynamite was used. Four American stuntmen did all of the horse falls. See more »

Goofs

The chess set has European (Christian) chess pieces, instead of Islamic chess pieces which a Muslim prince would be expected to use. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Eden: Don't you agree that the most important part of the meal is the wine? Everything must follow the wine. And in this case, I should favor a Red Bordeaux.
Sir Joseph: A Red Bordeaux at lunch? Your late husband would never have approved.
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Crazy Credits

Closing credits: Certain events, characters and firms depicted in this photoplay are fictitious. Any similarity to actual persons living or dead or to actual firms is purely coincidental. See more »

Connections

References The Searchers (1956) See more »

Soundtracks

For He's A Jolly Good Fellow
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Sung at Roosevelt's birthday party
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Great Teddy Roosevelt scenes!
17 June 2002 | by kenandrafSee all my reviews

Average adventure movie that took a serious story and "Holywoodised" it.The watering down effect done particularly towards the average script snatched away this movie's place as a would be solid classic. Why water down such a great storyline?Probably because it deals with "sensitive" colonial subject matters and the producers do not want to create political heat,just quick profits thank you.The directing,cinematography and soundtrack and acting was good.The screenplay was average.The charm of Connery made up for his wrong Arabic accent and all the scenes with President T. Roosevelt were masterpiece takes.The costumes/sets here was very good.Too bad we did not get more of a serious historical drama since this is what the story demands.Only for big fans of the lead actors or fans of exotic Romance/Adventure Holywood movies.....


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