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Wild Geese II (1985)

A group of mercenaries is hired to spring Rudolf Hess from Spandau Prison in Berlin.

Director:

Peter R. Hunt (as Peter Hunt)

Writers:

Daniel Carney (novel), Reginald Rose (screenplay)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Scott Glenn ... John Haddad
Barbara Carrera ... Kathy Lukas
Edward Fox ... Alex Faulkner
Laurence Olivier ... Rudolf Hess
Robert Webber ... Robert McCann
Robert Freitag ... Stroebling
Kenneth Haigh ... Col. Reed-Henry
Stratford Johns ... Mustapha El Ali
Derek Thompson ... Hourigan
Paul Antrim Paul Antrim ... Murphy
John Terry ... Michael
Ingrid Pitt ... Hooker
Patrick Stewart ... Russian General
Michael Harbour Michael Harbour ... KGB Man
David Lumsden David Lumsden ... Joseph
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Storyline

A group of mercenaries is hired to spring Rudolf Hess from Spandau Prison in Berlin.

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

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They're back! In the most spectacular rescue mission ever filmed! See more »


Certificate:

R | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

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Country:

UK | Australia

Language:

English

Release Date:

18 October 1985 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Wildgänse II See more »

Filming Locations:

Spandau prison, Berlin, Germany See more »

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Box Office

Gross USA:

$69,342

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$69,342
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Due to the political sensitivity of filming a movie about the rescue of a war criminal some scenes were filmed at similar looking locations, inter-cut with a brief tracking shot of the real location. For obvious reasons, they couldn't film inside Spandau Prison, so the similar looking Tegel Correctional Institution was used, scenes featuring Smuts Barracks and the Kaiser Wilhelm Memorial Church were also filmed at similar looking locations. See more »

Connections

Featured in The Last of the Gentleman Producers (2004) See more »

Soundtracks

Berliner Luft
Music by Paul Lincke (uncredited)
Performed by the Musikkorps der Polizei Berlin
Courtesy of EMI Electrola GmbH
Publisher Apollo Verlag GmbH
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A Wild Goose Chase
19 April 2000 | by Piper12See all my reviews

As a fan of the original "Wild Geese," I couldn't help but be crushingly disappointed by this disjointed, boring "sequel." Scott Glen goes through the film as if on Prozac and Barbara Carrera is strictly no-talent eye-candy. Edward Fox looks bored in yet another of his Jackal-ripoff roles. As for Laurence Olivier as Hess, well, it looks like he thought he would reprise his embarrassing performance as Neil Diamond's father in the 1980 "Jazz Singer." This was just one more of the many child-support-and-alimony-payments-are-due roles that crowded the end of his otherwise distinguished career.


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