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Wild Justice (1994)

R | | Action | TV Movie 13 May 1994
Colonel Peter Stride is on the trail of a mysterious international criminal known only as Caliph.

Director:

Tony Wharmby

Writers:

James Carrington, Wilbur Smith (novel)
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Roy Scheider ... Peter Stride
Patricia Millardet ... Magda Altman
Christopher Buchholz ... Colin Noble
Ted McGinley ... Aubrey Billings
Clive Francis ... Sir Steven
Sam Wanamaker ... Kingston Parker
Kelly Marcel ... Melissa Stride
Richard Ridings ... Carl
Constantine Gregory ... Serge Bulov
David Yip ... Wong
Kevork Malikyan ... Ali Hassan
Rita Wolf ... Vritra
Emma Healey Emma Healey ... Ililda
Billy J. Mitchell ... General Anders
Sandra Chelbi Sandra Chelbi ... Fara
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Colonel Peter Stride is on the trail of a mysterious international criminal known only as Caliph.

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Alternate Versions

Originally aired as a four-hour miniseries (172 minutes without the commercials), "Wild Justice" was re-edited to just under two hours for overseas release under the title "Covert Assassin." This shorter cut was also released on home video in the United States. See more »

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poor casting, low budget, b grade
10 June 2013 | by desmun_76See all my reviews

Wilbur Smith is a great author - one of my favourites. Wild Justice is a great book. This however is NOT a great movie. It reeks of low budget and exceedingly poor casting. I don't know how Roy Schneidner got cast as the lead character in this movie but he is so, so very wrong for this part. But the whole movie falls so very far from expectations derived from having read the book By all means read the book - forget about the movie, it just is not worth it and will completely spoil your appreciation of the book. Whoever made this movie has in my opinion insulted the author with such a poor film.

This site will not let me post my review without a set number of lines - whatever that is. But I really don't have anything more to say about this disappointing movie so I guess I'll just rabbit on for a bit have many of Wilbur Smith's books been turned into movies? I only know of this one and shout at the devil


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Country:

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Language:

English

Release Date:

13 May 1994 (Germany) See more »

Also Known As:

Covert Assassin See more »

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Runtime:

(2 parts)

Sound Mix:

Stereo

Color:

Color
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