The Wilby Conspiracy (1975)
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as Shack Twala
as Jim Keogh
as Major Horn
as Rina Van Niekirk
as Dr. Persis Ray
as Dr. Anil Mukerjee
as Van Heerden
as Blaine Van Niekirk
as Van Heerden
as Head Man in Masai Village
as Shepherd Boy
as District commissioner
as Highway Policeman
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Audience Reviews for The Wilby Conspiracy
As you would expect, "The Wilby Conspiracy" is unsurprisingly lean when it comes to storytelling, but that doesn't make it any less fun. It's an adventurous caper that's set in an interesting part of the world, which makes for some spectacular scenery, and overall, it works as good, mindless entertainment. There are some entirely irrelevant sequences (such as Shack's passionate exchange with Dr. Ray), which seem to be the result of 70s film making, but "The Wilby Conspiracy" is great in its own way. Generally, I prefer to be genuinely amused by a film than blown away by its artistic merit. Oh, and Nicol Williamson is great.
(1975 Director: Ralph Nelson) An interesting movie which co-stars Sidney Potier and Michael Caine and an all-star cast. Aoartheid? S Africa? Hmmm... perhaps a little idealistic though I would actually say the cliche stereotypical characters offered quite a bit of satire throughout.
A darker performance by Sidney Poitier. A performance that requires Michael Caine to get a bit dirty. Williamson is persistent as the detective chasing these two. The other supporting roles are good. There are some surprises in this political thriller, but it is not very action packed or fast paced. This is not a culture or part of history that I am very familiar with, so I was confused at times, but I was intrigued to keep watching.
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