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Wild Geese II (1985)

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

Director:

Peter R. Hunt (as Peter Hunt)

Writers:

Daniel Carney (novel), Reginald Rose (screenplay)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Scott Glenn ... John Haddad
Barbara Carrera ... Kathy Lukas
Edward Fox ... Alex Faulkner
Laurence Olivier ... Rudolf Hess
Robert Webber ... Robert McCann
Robert Freitag ... Stroebling
Kenneth Haigh ... Col. Reed-Henry
Stratford Johns ... Mustapha El Ali
Derek Thompson ... Hourigan
Paul Antrim Paul Antrim ... Murphy
John Terry ... Michael
Ingrid Pitt ... Hooker
Patrick Stewart ... Russian General
Michael Harbour Michael Harbour ... KGB Man
David Lumsden David Lumsden ... Joseph
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A group of mercenaries is hired to spring Rudolf Hess from Spandau Prison in Berlin.

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They're back in the most spectacular rescue mission ever filmed! See more »


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Trivia

This movie was released three years after its source novel, "The Square Circle" by Daniel Carney, was published. See more »

Quotes

John Haddad: Alright.. Give the signal.
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Connections

Featured in The Last of the Gentleman Producers (2004) See more »

Soundtracks

Berliner Luft
Music by Paul Lincke (uncredited)
Performed by the Musikkorps der Polizei Berlin
Courtesy of EMI Electrola GmbH
Publisher Apollo Verlag GmbH
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Thrilling story about some mercenaries hired to break out Rudolph Hess from Spandau Prison
6 December 2009 | by ma-cortesSee 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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Country:

UK | Australia

Language:

English

Release Date:

18 October 1985 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Wild Geese II See more »

Filming Locations:

Spandau prison, Berlin, Germany See more »

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Box Office

Gross USA:

$69,342

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$69,342
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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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