Ashanti, Land of No Mercy

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Ashanti, Land of No Mercy ★★ Ashanti 1979

Caine of the week movie with Michael portraying a doctor acting as a missionary in South Africa who finds himself alone in a battle to rescue his wife from a band of slave traders. The chase spans many Middle Eastern countries and begins to look bleak for our man. Talented cast and promising plot are undone by slow pace. Based on the novel “Ebano” by Alberto Vasquez-Figueroa. 117m/C VHS, DVD . Michael Caine, Omar Sharif, Peter Ustinov, Rex Harrison, William Holden, Beverly Johnson; D: Richard Fleischer.