Wild Wind is a 1985 Yugoslavian partisan film starring Jay North, Disan Janicjevic and George Montgomery.
An American OSS agent (North) works with the Communist resistance leader Dusko Babic (Janicjevic) to destroy a Nazi armored train.
This film provides examples of:
- Captain Smoothand Sergeant Rough: The sadistic Nazi Big Bad and the Old Soldier Nestorvic as his Mook Lieutenant.
- Cool Guns: Okati uses a heavy machine gun from a German aircraft.
- Corrupt Hick: The local mayor enthusiastically supports the Germans, and pays Hired Guns like Sekulik for every partisan they kill.
- From Camouflage to Criminal: Sekulik wears a tattered pre-war uniform, but is now an Opportunistic Bastard Only in It for the Money.
- Good Colors, Evil Colors: The Nazis are Red and Black and Evil All Over, and the partisans wear earth tones like green and brown.
- Good Hair, Evil Hair: The clean cut American captain and the bald Nazi commander.
- Greater-Scope Villain: Adolf Hitler is mentioned but does not make an appearance.
- HeelFace Turn: Nestorovic starts out as a collaborator before switching sides.
- MayDecember Romance: The Determined Homesteader Kosta's new wife is younger than his son.
- The Mole: Nestorovic (Montgomery) impersonates a collaborationist officer to infiltrate the Nazi ranks.
- Mother Russia Makes You Strong: Husky Russkie Genius Bruiser Nikolai is both a skilful tactician and a tough fighter.
- Torture Technician: The German officer is a Psycho Electro who specialises in wiring his prisoners to an electrical socket and turning up the power.
- Punch-Clock Villain: The Nazi Mooks and local collaborators are mostly represented as ordinary men doing an unpleasant job.
- Save the Villain: Babic prevents Okati from executing the Nazi commander and takes him prisoner.
- Serial-Killer Killer: Okati immediately recognises Sekulik as the murderer who killed his friends, and impulsively shoots him despite being ordered not to by Babic.
- Shout-Out: Nestorovic's name is a reference to the wise old Greek warrior Nestor from The Iliad.
- Shut Up, Hannibal!: Babic responds to Okati's brutality by claiming he is as bad as the Nazis, in a straight example of He Who Fights Monsters.
- Sociopathic Hero: Babic's second in command Okati eagerly massacres unarmed prisoners.
- The Sociopath: Egomaniac Hunter Sekulik enjoys killing people, and refers to his trips into the forest as Hunting the Most Dangerous Game.
- The Revolution Will Not Be Vilified: Okati is eventually shot by his commander for his atrocities.
- The Western: Wartime Yugoslavia is a lawless place full of bandits and gunfighters, and horses are the only transport.