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on September 4, 2006
"The Wild Geese" ain't "The Wild Bunch", but as the old man at the end of the Wild Bunch says - "it'll do".
I first saw this when I was 13 on TV back in the eighties, then uncut on VHS from Blockbuster Video when I was attending Howard University in the early 90s, and now as an adult, it has not missed a beat, nor diminished in anyway. All the scenes I remember liking back as a kid, were still fresh, and some of the witty lines now don't go over my head.
This is not the best movie in the world. But its waaaay better than modern movies that seem to be modelled after it "Proof of Life" with Russell Crowe and of course "Tears of the Sun".
Richard Burton and Richard Harris were both reported to be drunks at the time. But even if they were sober it wouldn't have helped. The movie is good the way it is. I'm just so happy its finally on DVD!