Wind and the Lion, The (1975)
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Sean Connery Mulay Achmed Mohammed el-Raisuli the Magnificent
Candice Bergen Eden Pedecaris
John Huston John Hay, Secretary of State
Brian Keith Pres. Theodore Roosevelt
Geoffrey Lewis Gummere
Steve Kanaly Capt. Jerome, USMC
Vladek Sheybal The Bashaw of Tangier
Nadim Sawalha Sherif of Wazan
Roy Jenson Adm. Chadwick
Deborah Baxter Alice Roosevelt
Polly Gottesman Jennifer Pedecaris
Simon Harrison
Chris Aller
Luis Barboo
Movie Details
Genre Action; Adventure
Director John Milius
Producer Herb Jaffe; Phil Rawlins
Writer John Milius
Language English
Audience Rating PG
Running Time 1 hr 59 mins
Country USA
Color Color
The up-and-down career of director John Milius had no finer moment than The Wind and the Lion, a dandy adventure tale. It's based on fact: An American (played by Candice Bergen) and her two children were kidnapped in 1904 Morocco by a Berber tribe, an international incident settled by President Theodore Roosevelt's "big stick" military muscle. The film's sweep and swagger are unabashedly old-fashioned, even as Milius occasionally pokes fun at the grand characters. Some of the peripheral material is sloppy, but as long as Milius keeps his sights locked on the two powerful protagonists, he's dead-on: Brian Keith makes a gutsy Roosevelt, and Sean Connery is in splendid form (with Scots accent in place--got a problem with that?) as the dashing Berber chieftain. Perhaps overshadowed by John Huston's The Man Who Would be King the same year (Huston plays advisor John Hay in this one), Wind makes a marvelous companion piece. --Robert Horton
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Collection Status In Collection
Purchase Date 6/10/04
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Owner NF
Links IMDB
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Folder 011
Product Details
Format DVD
Region Region 1
Screen Ratio 2.35:1
UPC 012569562226
Release Date 1/6/04
Subtitles English; French; Spanish
Audio Tracks English Dolby Digital 5.1
French Dolby Digital 2.0 Mono
Nr of Disks/Tapes 1
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