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The Wind and the Lion (1975)

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In early twentieth century Morocco, a Sharif kidnaps an American woman and her children, forcing President Theodore Roosevelt to send in forces to conduct a rescue mission.

Director:

John Milius

Writer:

John Milius
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Nominated for 2 Oscars. Another 4 nominations. See more awards »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Sean Connery ... Raisuli
Candice Bergen ... Eden Pedecaris
Brian Keith ... Theodore Roosevelt
John Huston ... John Hay
Geoffrey Lewis ... Gummere
Steve Kanaly ... Capt. Jerome
Vladek Sheybal ... The Bashaw
Nadim Sawalha ... Sherif of Wazan
Roy Jenson ... Admiral Chadwick
Deborah Baxter ... Alice Roosevelt
Jack Cooley Jack Cooley ... Quentin Roosevelt
Chris Aller Chris Aller ... Kermit Roosevelt
Simon Harrison Simon Harrison ... William Pedecaris
Polly Gottesman Polly Gottesman ... Jennifer Pedecaris
Antoine Saint-John ... Von Roerkel (as Antoine St. John)
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At the beginning of the 20th century an American woman is abducted in Morocco by Berbers. The attempts to free her range from diplomatic pressure to military intervention. Written by Anonymous

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Trivia

In the final battle, the German officer discards his gun, and fights the Raisuli with swords. In return, the Raisuli rewards the officer with a scar, a sign of courage in upper-class Germans and Austrians. In the dueling society, the victor was seen as the person who could walk away from the duel with an obvious scar. It was important to show one's dueling prowess, but also that one was capable of taking the wound that was inflicted. Courage was shown by being able to stand and take the blow as opposed to inflicting the scar. Facial scars were most desired. See more »

Goofs

The actor playing the Marine Captain makes the common mistake of pronouncing "cavalry" as "calvary." Cavalry is a mobile army unit. Calvary is a hill by Jerusalem. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Eden: Don't you agree that the most important part of the meal is the wine? Everything must follow the wine. And in this case, I should favor a Red Bordeaux.
Sir Joseph: A Red Bordeaux at lunch? Your late husband would never have approved.
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Crazy Credits

Closing credits: Certain events, characters and firms depicted in this photoplay are fictitious. Any similarity to actual persons living or dead or to actual firms is purely coincidental. See more »

Connections

Referenced in Rough Riders (1997) See more »

Soundtracks

Battle Cry of Freedom
(uncredited)
By George Frederick Root
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brilliant
16 August 2004 | by sushifreak-1See all my reviews

A movie I've seen and enjoyed possibly more than any other movie. I first saw it as a kid and loved the drama and the great climactic battle. As I got older, I enjoyed it as much or more than before, but now due to all of the components that work together to make a true classic. The acting is great (especially Keith as T. Roosevelt), the cinematography spectacular, the script is full of gems, and the directing pulls it all together wonderfully. It's loosely based on an actual event, and it shows rush of Europe and a newly emergent America to carve up the 'Sick old Man' (the Ottoman Empire) as it collapses in a fashion unlike any other 'historical' movie I've seen. Humor, drama, action, love...it's got it all and deserves far more acclaim (much like 'The Great Waldo Pepper').


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Country:

USA

Language:

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Release Date:

26 June 1975 (UK) See more »

Also Known As:

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Budget:

$4,000,000 (estimated)
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70 mm 6-Track (70 mm prints)| Mono (35 mm prints)

Color:

Color (Metrocolor)

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2.35 : 1
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