Lion of the Desert (Omar Mukhtar) (1981)
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Release Date: Apr 17, 1981 Wide
Average Rating: 4.2/5
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Libyan leader Moummar Quaddafi financed this desert epic about a Libyan hero who helped his nation fend off an Italian invasion in 1929. Anthony Quinn stars as Omar Mukhtar, who organizes Libyan forces to hold off the encroaching Italian troops under General Rodolfo Graziana (Oliver Reed), who are trying to gain a foothold on Libyan soil under direct orders from the Italian dictator Mussolini (Rod Steiger). With the persistence of Mukhtar, the Libyans, battling the tanks and guns of the Italian
Apr 17, 1981 Wide
Jul 7, 1998
Anchor Bay Entertainment
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It's one of the best anti-colonial Hollywood film ever (almost on a par with the Battle of Algiers).
A grand epic adventure that'll stand as a highpoint in the producing career of Moustapha Akkad
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