The Wind and the Lion
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Academy Award winner Sean Connery stars with Candice Bergen in this swashbuckling epic of an unstoppable desert fighter who collides with an immovable American woman--The Wind and the Lion. Morocco, 1904. A corrupt sultan has granted German troops control over the land, and Raisuli, the last of the Barbary pirates, leads the fight against the occupation. Now, in a plot to force American President Theodore Roosevelt (Brian Keith) to remove the sultan from his throne, Raisuli (Connery) kidnaps American widow Eden Pedecaris (Bergen) and her two children. But when this iron-willed pirate meets an equally iron-willed American woman, she reveals a whole new world of possibility to a man who can kill one moment and pray the next. And in the end, it is Pedecaris who leads the Americans to rescue the man who was once her captor, but who has become her friend.]]>
Top Customer Reviews
For me, Brian Keith as Teddy is worth the price of admission all by himself. This movie is well-written, funny, has great line after great line, super characters, and some rousing battle scenes. Plus, the kids can watch it. You really can't go wrong with "The Wind and the Lion." I only wish they'd release it on DVD...
There are many levels at work in this film. The genius of John Milius is such that the Roosevelt era of "gunboat diplomacy" can be seen as both the crowing of young America as it was forcing its way into World politics, and as a reflection of the debacle of Viet Nam that was the end result of such bullish behavior.
In its examination of relationships between men and women, the human foibles of men looked upon as leaders, and the brutal reality of the human condition, this movie is right on target. But, in the end, it is a romance, a dream of what could be -- but usually isn't. The good guys survive, but they all show that they have paid a heavy price for having played the game.
MGM will be doing all movie fans a favor when they bring this out on DVD.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Sean Connery and Candice Bergen are wonderful in the film which pre-dates modern events in the Middle East.Published 6 days ago by Robert Reeg
Another must see classic based loosely on history. I love the Teddy Roosevelt by Brian.Published 22 days ago by Robert R. Braun
Will probably "donate" this one since I don't want it taking up space for stuff that I'll watch again.Published 22 days ago by B. Sabaini
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