The Wind and the Lion (1975)
Average Rating: 6.4/10
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Release Date: Jan 1, 1975 Wide
Average Rating: 3.5/5
User Ratings: 4,779
In the early 1900s, an American businessman was kidnapped by a rebellious Arab chieftain, principally as a means to embarrass the sultan of Morocco. This abduction sparked the threat of armed intervention by President Theodore Roosevelt, which was never carried out. In The Wind and the Lion, the unattractive male captive is replaced by the gorgeous female Mrs. Pedecaris, an American widow played by Candice Bergen. The ruthless but essentially decent Arab chief Raisuli is portrayed by Sean
Jan 1, 1975 Wide
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MGM Home Entertainment
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The Wind And The Lion is a neat mixture of romanticization and realpolitik [...] The film is memorable for its action scenes [...] but also for the reflective moments from which those action scenes are born.
A kind of big-budget, all-star extravaganza the equivalent of which we really don't have today -- and for which mainstream movies are a little worse off.
Audience Reviews for The Wind and the Lion
- Raisuli the Magnificent: We will all eat lamb in Paradise.
- Raisuli the Magnificent: Mrs. Pedecaris, you're a lot of trouble.
- Raisuli the Magnificent: [telegram] To Theodore Roosevelt: You are like the Wind and i Like the Lion. You form the tempest, The sand stings my eyes and the ground is in parched. I roar in defiance but you do not hear. But between us there is a difference. I like the Lion must remain in my place, but you like the wind, will never know yours. [signed] Mulai Ahmed Mohammed el Raisuli the Magnificent, Lord of the Rif, Sultan to the Berbers.
- Raisuli the Magnificent: Ignorance is a steep hill with perilous rocks at the bottom.
- Sherif: Great Raisuli, we have lost everything. All is drifting on the wind as you said. We have lost everything.
- Raisuli the Magnificent: Sherif, is there not one thing in your life that is worth losing everything for?
- Eden Pedecaris: [playing chess with Raisuli] You are in a lot of trouble! You should never have moved that knight or kidnapped me - both will see you undone.
- Raisuli the Magnificent: It is not I who determine the outcome of these events - it is the will of Allah.
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