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The Wind and the Lion (1975) Movie Information

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John Milius


Sean Connery
Candice Bergen
John Huston
Geoffrey Lewis
Brian Keith
Steve Kanaly





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At the start of the 20th centuray, Moroccan Berbers kidnapped an American woman leading to pressure to free her - both by diplomatic and military means. -- Chris Kavan

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"The Wind And The Lion" by Yojimbo

Based on actual events, The Wind And The Lion is the story of a banished Moroccan chieftan who kidnaps an American woman and her two children in an attempt to rid his country of its occupying European forces resulting in a stand off between he and president Roosevelt. Written and directed by John Milius who was responsible for scripts as diverse as Apocalypse Now and Conan The Barbarian, this film contains his typically clever dialogue and political subtext as well as a healthy dose of rousing action. There is a satirical commentary on colonialism in general as well as America's role as self-appointed world policeman; Roosevelt is shown as a man more interested in self-aggrandisement and bluster than justice, all too ready to send in the troops to stamp his will on the rest of the world (...

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