History Film / TheWildGeese

18th Aug '17 7:15:12 PM marcoasalazarm
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* SelfDestructingCharge: Coetzee's HeroicSacrifice is to charge towards a group of Simbas while carrying Limbani and blast them with his rifle... getting hit repeatedly in the chest in return.

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* SelfDestructingCharge: SelfDestructiveCharge: Coetzee's HeroicSacrifice is to charge towards a group of Simbas while carrying Limbani and blast them with his rifle... getting hit repeatedly in the chest in return.
18th Aug '17 7:09:55 PM marcoasalazarm
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* SelfDesrtructingCharge: Coetzee's HeroicSacrifice is to charge towards a group of Simbas while carrying Limbani and blast them with his rifle... getting hit repeatedly in the chest in return.

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* SelfDesrtructingCharge: SelfDestructingCharge: Coetzee's HeroicSacrifice is to charge towards a group of Simbas while carrying Limbani and blast them with his rifle... getting hit repeatedly in the chest in return.
18th Aug '17 7:06:51 PM marcoasalazarm
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* AgentPeacock: The Swiss Medic

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* AgentPeacock: The Swiss MedicMedic, who is as CampGay as they come and still is treated with respect by the team.


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* AmoralAfrikaner: Subverted with Coetzee. He starts rude to Limbani, but then agrees with him that people like him and people like Limbani are both the cause (and must work together to be the solution) of why Africa is in such a bad state, and eventually gets killed protecting the President.


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* SelfDesrtructingCharge: Coetzee's HeroicSacrifice is to charge towards a group of Simbas while carrying Limbani and blast them with his rifle... getting hit repeatedly in the chest in return.
18th Aug '17 6:43:19 PM 2Dkomplex
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** The film features many different versions of FN FAL rifles. Of particular note is [[http://www.imfdb.org/wiki/Wild_Geese,_The#Custom_L1A1_Battle_Carbine a custom FAL carbine]] with a shortened barrel, a reflex sight and an extended magazine, which was actually made for the film itself by an armory in the UK.

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** The film features many different versions of FN FAL rifles. Of particular note is [[http://www.imfdb.org/wiki/Wild_Geese,_The#Custom_L1A1_Battle_Carbine a custom FAL carbine]] with a shortened barrel, a reflex sight and an extended magazine, which was actually made for the film itself by built an armory in the UK. UK specifically for the film.
18th Aug '17 6:42:16 PM 2Dkomplex
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** The film features many different versions of FN FAL rifles. Of particular note is [[http://www.imfdb.org/wiki/Wild_Geese,_The#Custom_L1A1_Battle_Carbine a custom FAL carbine]] with a shortened barrel and an extended magazine, which was actually built for the film itself by a South African armory.

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** The film features many different versions of FN FAL rifles. Of particular note is [[http://www.imfdb.org/wiki/Wild_Geese,_The#Custom_L1A1_Battle_Carbine a custom FAL carbine]] with a shortened barrel barrel, a reflex sight and an extended magazine, which was actually built made for the film itself by a South African armory.an armory in the UK.
18th Aug '17 6:41:09 PM 2Dkomplex
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** The film features many different versions of FN FAL rifles.

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** The film features many different versions of FN FAL rifles. Of particular note is [[http://www.imfdb.org/wiki/Wild_Geese,_The#Custom_L1A1_Battle_Carbine a custom FAL carbine]] with a shortened barrel and an extended magazine, which was actually built for the film itself by a South African armory.
30th Jul '17 4:00:04 PM ClintEastwood
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* CigarChomper: Fynn.

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* CigarChomper: Fynn.Fynn is always chomping on a cigar even as the mercenaries are infiltrating an enemy base.
13th Jun '17 6:16:14 PM Mdumas43073
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14th Apr '17 3:41:08 PM CumbersomeTercel
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* AdaptationNationality: Janders was American in the book.

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* AdaptationNationality: AdaptationalNationality: Janders was American in the book.



* CoolGuns:
** The film features many different versions of FN FAL rifles.
** The mercenaries use a Vickers in their final confrontation with the Simbas towards the end of the film.



* DrillSergeantNasty: Sergeant-Major Sandy Young.

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* DrillSergeantNasty: Regimental Sergeant-Major Sandy Young.Young, who, as he is training mercenaries, is not tied down by regulation. In the middle of a demanding training session, he kicks the medic and yells, "You screaming faggot, move it before I sew up your arsehole!"
-->'''Young:''' On your feet, you fucking abortion!\\
'''Trooper:''' I tried, Sir, I'm dead.\\
''(The RSM immediately draws his sidearm and fires into the ground a few inches from the trooper's head)''



* KnightInSourArmor: Rafer Janders. Janders became a mercenary because he wanted to choose the wars he believed in - however, after fighting for so many "freedom fighters" who mutated into dictators just as tyrannical as the oppressors they deposed the moment they sat in the president's chair, he's become dissatisfied. However, the opportunity to help Limbani, an acknowledged good man, allows Janders to rekindle a little of his doused idealism.

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* KilledMidSentence: Faulkner's final confrontation with Sir Edward Matheson. Sir Edward is so inflated with hauteur that he cannot conceive of there being any threat to himself - the discovery that the murderous mercenary with a gun and grudge is, yes, ''there to kill him'' completely baffles Matheson, and he's left stammering "now wait just a minuteó!" before Faulkner fires.
* KnightInSourArmor: Rafer Janders. Janders became a mercenary because he wanted to choose the wars he believed in - however, after fighting for so many "freedom fighters" who mutated into dictators just as tyrannical as the oppressors they deposed the moment they sat in the president's chair, he's become dissatisfied. However, the opportunity to help Limbani, an acknowledged good man, allows Janders to rekindle a little of his doused idealism.



* TheMedic: subverted. Despite the fact that he's a rather faaaaaaaaabulous queen, the mercenaries' medic has few qualms with getting stuck into the thick of it, and his self-sacrifice fighting the Simbas helps Limbani to escape recapture at one point.

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* TheMedic: subverted.Subverted. Despite the fact that he's a rather faaaaaaaaabulous queen, the mercenaries' medic has few qualms with getting stuck into the thick of it, and his self-sacrifice fighting the Simbas helps Limbani to escape recapture at one point.



* RatedMForManly

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* RatedMForManlyRatedMForManly: A Boy's Own adventure story with Creator/RichardBurton, Creator/RichardHarris and Creator/RogerMoore as old-school British mercenaries.



* TrappedBehindEnemyLines: a textbook case.

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* TrailersAlwaysSpoil: The film's UK trailer gives away the fate of Sandy Young.
* TrappedBehindEnemyLines: a A textbook case.case.
* VaderBreath: The mercenaries use cyanide gas to kill a room full of sleeping guards. Unfortunately their VaderBreath starts before the mercenaries have put on their gas masks. Nevertheless the laboured breathing of the sleepers suddenly coming to a stop as each dies has a sinister effect.
20th Feb '17 2:22:15 PM CumbersomeTercel
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* AdaptationalNationalityChange: Janders was American in the book.

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* AdaptationalNationalityChange: AdaptationNationality: Janders was American in the book.
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