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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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Quotes

Fletcher: Well if he's going where I think he's going we're about to get one hot potato off our table
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Alternate Versions

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

Connections

Referenced in Tears of the Sun (2003) 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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Watch it just for the chase scene!!!
11 August 2001 | by Gregster-5See all my reviews

Code Name Wild Geese is one of those many movies that bases the plot around mercenary action in a jungle; actually, to be fair, given that every cheapo movie seems to have done that in the past few years, at least this was one of the first. (Is ANYONE really interested in mercenary-in-a-jungle movies?) Most of the action is perfunctory, predictable stuff. Lee Van Cleefe is wasted (as usual) in this; Lewis Collins does his hard man routine.

This movie wouldn't really be worth commenting on except for the chase scene. It's absolutely hillarious! Collins' character revs his car up in a tunnel when he realizes he's blocked in, and drives sideways, YES SIDEWAYS, along the wall of the tunnel! How does he do this? Well, aside from the fact that this is physically impossible, of course he doesn't... we're treated to a exquisitely appalling display of movie miniatures, intercut with grim expressions on Collin's face. It's priceless and worth the cost of a rental alone.


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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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Box Office

Gross USA:

$600,000

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$600,000
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

| (heavily cut)

Sound Mix:

Dolby

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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