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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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Certificate:

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Country:

UK | Australia

Language:

English

Release Date:

18 October 1985 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Wildgänse 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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Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Sir Patrick Stewart describes his role in the movie, as the most embarrassing role of his career. See more »

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Referenced in Zeg 'ns Aaa: Video (1987) 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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This is a good film.
17 January 2002 | by usobandsSee all my reviews

I saw this film just once in the mid eighties immediately after it's release. For anyone mildly interested in the historical events of the 'cold war' era, it is an excellent example(without giving away any of the plot) of how the East and West used Hess as a pawn. Olivier as always, does a truly remarkable job portraying the latter day Hess. I could not imagine any other actor being able to portray him so convincingly, and with the usual attention Olivier paid to his visual appearance, he gives a first class performance which has remained in my memory some 17 years on. It left such a good impression on me that I have spent the last 15 years scanning the TV film pages for it - to no avail. Scott Glenn too returns a creditable performance, and Edward Fox steps into the shoes of Richard Burton quite seamlessly. Good story line for anyone with even a scant knowledge of modern history, and well directed. This film has never seemed to make it to the TV screens and I cannot understand why. Nor have I seen a video available in the UK. It is an excellent film, but probably not of much interest to the younger viewer who has no interest in the era and the history


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