History Film / TheWildGeese

15th Dec '17 9:16:26 AM ClintEastwood
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* AcePilot: Sean Fynn "can fly anything".

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* AcePilot: Sean Fynn "can fly anything". He even manages to fly a plane despite being shot in the leg.



* AdaptationalJerkass: In the book, Matheson was a pleasant, mild-mannered chap. In the film, he's a rude, crooked, odious bastard, who ultimately double-crosses the mercenaries.



* AdaptationalVillainy: Matheson is much worse than his book counterpart, selling out Limbani and the mercenaries and leaving them to die in Zembala.



* 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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* AmoralAfrikaner: Subverted with Coetzee. He starts off 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.



* NeverGoingBackToPrison: Pieter claims he's already been in jail and doesn't fancy going back.



* PoliticallyIncorrectHero: Pieter is racist against blacks, which initially puts him at odds with Limbani.



** Janders was an American in the book.
15th Dec '17 9:02:08 AM ClintEastwood
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* CompositeCharacter: Fynn's killing a gangster's nephew and hiding out above a casino is by Janders in the book.


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* DecompositeCharacter: In the book, Janders was the one who killed a gangster's nephew and hid out above a nightclub. In the film, Fynn takes that role.
28th Nov '17 11:52:52 AM ClintEastwood
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* AdaptedOut: Lieutenant Jeremy Chandos, a main character in the book, doesn't appear in the film. A younger officer of Faulkner's team, he's an Irishman, 29 years old, single with no attachments and is a mercenary for the money and the action.

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* AdaptedOut: AdaptedOut:
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Lieutenant Jeremy Chandos, a main character in the book, doesn't appear in the film. A younger officer of Faulkner's team, he's an Irishman, 29 years old, single with no attachments and is a mercenary for the money and the action.
** Sean Fynn had a LoveInterest in the book named Gabriella, or "Gabby". She was going to appear, but it was deemed unnecessary and dropped.



* BetrayalByInaction: The president of an African country is overthrown by a military coup. A businessman hires a group of mercenaries to rescue him in order to use him as a bargaining chip to extract concessions from the new regime. After the president is rescued the regime agrees to the concessions and the businessman orders the plane sent to pick up the mercenaries to leave them behind so they can be slaughtered by the regime's forces. The mercenaries spend the rest of the movie trying to escape.

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* BetrayalByInaction: The president of an African country President Limbani is overthrown by a military coup. A businessman Sir Edward Matheson hires a group of the mercenaries to rescue him in order to use him as a bargaining chip to extract concessions from the new regime. After the president Limbani is rescued the regime agrees to the concessions and the businessman Matheson orders the plane sent to pick up the mercenaries to leave them behind so they can be slaughtered by the regime's forces. The mercenaries spend the rest of the movie trying to escape.



* BoomHeadshot: Fynn shoots a gangster's bodyguard in the head.



* DeathByAdaptation: Sir Edward Matheson.

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* DeathByAdaptation: Sir Edward Matheson.Matheson, Julius Limbani.



* FromTheMouthsOfBabes: '''Emile''':"''They said my mother was a whore, and I didn't know what one was, so I laughed: then they told me.''"

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* FromTheMouthsOfBabes: '''Emile''':"''They FromTheMouthsOfBabes:
-->'''Emile''':"''They
said my mother was a whore, and I didn't know what one was, so I laughed: then they told me.''"



* TrappedBehindEnemyLines: A textbook case.

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* TrappedBehindEnemyLines: A textbook case.After the mercenaries succeed in their mission, Matheson cuts a deal with the local government, cancels their transport home and abandons them to their fate.



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.
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