The Wild Geese (1978)

The Dogs of War. The Best Damn Mercenaries in the Business!

Blu-ray, 2h 14min
Rating: 6.8
Votes: 11038
Languages: English
Country: Switzerland, UK
Director: Andrew V. McLaglen
Music: Roy Budd

Plot outline

A British banker hires a group of British mercenaries to rescue a deposed African President from the hands of a corrupt African dictator.

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A British banker hires a group of British mercenaries to rescue a deposed African President from the hands of a corrupt African dictator. - nufs68

A British multinational seeks to overthrow a vicious dictator in central Africa. It hires a band of (largely aged) mercenaries in London and sends them in to save the virtuous but imprisoned opposition leader. - Richard Young

Amidst violent political turmoil in central Africa, the nefarious London merchant banker named Sir Edward Matheson hires a loyal band of seasoned middle-aged mercenaries led by the fearless Colonel Allen Faulkner, to rescue the deposed African President, Julius Limbani. With Limbani imprisoned and presumed dead by his followers, the determined Colonel along with a small army of hand-picked paratroops parachute into the hostile Zembala to fight for the wounded leader's freedom, unaware that there has been a change of plans behind their backs. Can Faulkner's men make their escape from the sun-roasted wasteland with General Ndofa's vicious Simbas after them? - Nick Riganas