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This is sort of gun related... Wild Geese is on DVD

Discussion in 'General Gun Discussions' started by Lone_Gunman, Oct 3, 2005.

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  1. Lone_Gunman

    Lone_Gunman Member

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    Remember that movie from the 70's? I have only seen it once when I was a kid... now its out on DVD for the first time...

    Any other fans of that movie?
     
  2. mbs357

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    Never heard of it. =X
    What's it about?
     
  3. kahr404life

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    Good Flic

    You can't beat a movie were people shoot FAL's, Uzi's, and poison dart crossbows. Gee! I believe the plot revolved around an oil company using a mercinary force to secure oil contracts in a third world nation. How times have changed sense the 70's.
     
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  5. Lone_Gunman

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    yes, thats it justin
     
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    sounds a lot like "the dogs of war".adapted from the Frederick Forsyth novel. Good read.
     
  7. MICHAEL T

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    Look around like Dog of War the book is better. Movie is good. I'd give it 3 stars. They made a 2nd one. Its a looser do waste time on it.
     
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    The Wild Geese is one of my favorites movies.

    Incidentally I watched The Wild Geese II starring Scott Glenn a couple of weeks ago.
    It's about a group of mercenaries hired to rescue Rudolph Hess from Spandau Prison.
     
  9. Travis McGee

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    It's a good flick, and since there are not many dealing with mercenary ops, it's a must-see.
     
  10. Greg L

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    Cool.

    I found the VHS version in a clearance bin at a video store a few years ago & snapped it up immediately. Well worth checking out if you haven't seen it yet.
     
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    "What have you got?"

    Richard Harris reaches into his pocket, comes up with a SW .38 bodyguard "I've got this," reaches into other pocket, "and this." Holds up pineapple handgrenade.

    Cool film.
     
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    Heavy duty cast. Good flick.
     
  13. MuzzleBlast

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    Richard Harris and Richard Burton, along with a few other people. Not bad, considering it was made in the 70's, with the typical 70's hokeyness.
     
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    Yea Buddy

    Hi all,

    I do very much remember this flick. Without looking at the provided links, it has Richard Burton, Richard Harris, and as I remember, Roger Moore.

    Very nice movie about building a merc unit from the ground up.

    John
     
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    Good movie. Not as "brutal" as Dogs of War, but what is without Christopher Walken.

    Ordered the DVD.
     
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    Sounds good.
    I'll keep any eye out for it at Wally World.
     
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    "Suppose I will have to grow a mustache, and wear dark glasses"
    Richard Burton's character.

    A great film.
     
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    Definitely gun related! I've been waiting for this one--thanks!!
     
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    Haven't seen it for ages; enjoyed it; a little sad at the end...

    Now I'm going to have to try to find a copy...

    Thanks!
     
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    Glad I saw this thread, I let hubby know about it. He's been looking for it on tape for years. When pay day hits (Friday) he's ordering a copy.
     
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    bought this in luoyang tonight and watched it. hadn't seen it in years.

    unbelievable scene on the bridge. a plane with a minigun attacks, and all the trucks stop in the middle of the bridge. nobody gets out for 30 seconds of
    firing in the first pass. 10 men and 2 trucks are lost, despite one of the men firing on the plane with a bren. guess he never shot trap, and didn't understand lead.

    after the trucks in the middle of the convoy burn, the front half goes on, leaving the guys with the VIP on foot to rendezvous several miles away. of course, 75% of the mercs are killed, as is the VIP.

    good shooting sequences with bren, lewis, english L1A1, german G1, belgian FAL, stens, madsen 50, sterlings, etc. the bad guys had a few nice para FAL, and a lot of south african style. cyanide to the sleeping bad guys was cool, but no C4. strange muzzle break on one of the belgian FAL i have never seen
    before. prolly related to blank adapting.

    a good movie, but a real merc team would have seen fewer casualties. in hostile country, you don't leave a buddy on foot in your rearview mirror.
     
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    Cool, thanks for the heads up...I've been looking for that flick off and on for years. I saw it once as a kid too. ;)
     
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    I like "The Dogs of War" better featuring a Young Chris Walken, Tom Berenger, and Al Bundy! More realistic perspective of planning a merc operation and its a European production, so less of the Hollywood BS feel to it.
     
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