The Wind and the Lion

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The Wind and the Lion ★★★ 1975 (PG)

In turn-of-the-century Morocco, a sheik (Connery) kidnaps a feisty American woman (Bergen) and her children and holds her as a political hostage. President Teddy Roosevelt (Keith) sends in the Marines to free the captives, who are eventually released by their captor. Directed with venue and style by Milius. Highly entertaining, if heavily fictionalized. Based very loosely on a historical incident. 120m/C VHS, DVD . Sean Connery, Candice Bergen, Brian Keith, John Huston, Geoffrey Lewis, Steve Kanaly, Vladek Sheybal, Nadim Sawalha, Roy Jenson, Larry Cross, Simon Harrison, Polly Gottesmann, Marc Zuber; D: John Milius; W: John Milius; C: Billy Williams; M: Jerry Goldsmith.