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Code Name: Wild Geese (1984)

Geheimcode Wildgänse (original title)
R | | Action | September 1986 (USA)
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 (as Anthony M. Dawson)

Writers:

Michael Lester (screenplay), Arne Elsholtz (dialogue: German version)
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Lewis Collins ... Wesley
Lee Van Cleef ... China
Ernest Borgnine ... Fletcher
Klaus Kinski ... Charlton
Manfred Lehmann ... Klein
Mimsy Farmer ... Kathy
Thomas Danneberg Thomas Danneberg ... Arbib
Frank Glaubrecht Frank Glaubrecht ... Stone
Wolfgang Pampel Wolfgang Pampel ... Baldwin
Hartmut Neugebauer Hartmut Neugebauer ... Walter Brenner
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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.

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This is a corporation of businessmen... Their business is war. For them, the jungle and the city are the same.

Genres:

Action

Certificate:

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Details

Country:

Italy | West Germany

Language:

Italian

Release Date:

September 1986 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Poklic: komandos See more »

Filming Locations:

Hong Kong, China See more »

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Technical Specs

Runtime:

| (heavily cut)

Sound Mix:

Dolby

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Quotes

Fletcher: Well I'm with the power... and the power is strong with the weak and weak with the strong
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Alternate Versions

The 2003 German DVD is censored for violence to secure a "Not under 16" rating. See more »

Connections

References The Wild Geese (1978) See more »

Soundtracks

Performed by H. Arcona (Eloy), H.L. Folbert (Eloy), K.P. Matziol (Eloy) and Jan Nemec (Bolek)
Music Equipment by Yamaha
Arranged by Amptown
(c) by VIP Music
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Kinski: Wild Eyes
8 March 2017 | by BezenbySee all my reviews

Woohoo! Another Antonio Margheriti jungle actioner, this one starring Lewis Collins (from Commando Leopard!) and Klaus Kinski (from Commando Leopard!) and Lee Van Cleef (from Death Rides a Horse etc) and Ernest Borgnine (from also good eighties action film Skeleton Coast) and Mimsy Farmer (from the Black Cat, Four Flies on Grey Velvet, that Pink Floyd film and other stuff). I'm knackered from thinking of all those films those folks were in. Goodnight! This one isn't as good as Margheriti's The Last Hunter, but then I'm hard pressed to think of a better action film than that, but it's on a par with Commando Leopard, suffering slightly from the lack of John Stiener being a Glaswegian, but then helped by a depressingly old looking Lee Van Cleef as a helicopter pilot and helped immensely by eternally middle aged and jolly Ernest Borgnine. These guys are all on hand to help out Lewis Collins, a soldier heading for the jungle of some country I couldn't quite figure out in order to destroy drug factories! Collins and Cleef and a few other jungle warfare guys head off for the jungle and start blowing the absolute crap out of everything, picking up a junky Mimsy Farmer on the way. She's doesn't have too much to do in this one I'm afraid, but then again it's all about the action and less about the acting, so let's get to the bit where I mention the helicopter with the flamethrower attached.

Near the end the get double crossed by either Borgnine or Kinski (you guess which one) and can only escape by wasting scores of bad guys and countryside with a flame thrower attached to a helicopter. Margheriti gets to break out his famous miniature sets at this point (and also during a really daft car chase near the start) but you can't mark the guy down for effort.

This is yet another impossible-not-to-enjoy Italian trash film made by one of Taratino's heroes. I wonder why he never takes the hint and makes a decent action film with barely any dialogue?


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