Wind and the Lion

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Released 1975

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Director:
John Milius
Released:
1975
Rating:
PG
Wind and the Lion is a 1975 adventure film based on a true story and starring Sean Connery. The film takes place in 1904 Morocco, a turbulent country where Berber revolutionaries fight to topple the government. The leader of the Berbers, Mulai Ahmed er Raisuli (Sean Connery), kidnaps an American woman, Eden Perdicaris (Candice Bergen), and her children as a ploy to spark international action against the Moroccan government. The children have some affection for their kidnapper, but Perdicaris loathes him until he rescues them from a botched escape attempt. Raisuli reveals that he does not intend to harm his hostages, and he and Perdicaris find themselves attracted to each other. Meanwhile, Teddy Roosevelt (Brian Keith), who is campaigning for reelection and hopes to score political points, dispatches a squadron to Morocco to retrieve the Perdicarises and display America's new military prowess. When a hostage exchange does not go as planned, the American troops face a battle with Moroccan, French, and German soldiers that will decide the fate of Raisuli, as well as America's role as a world power.moreless
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