Tactical Tailor

‘The Wild Geese’

‘The Wild Geese’ was one of my favorite movies growing up. Lots of action. If you haven’t seen it, here’s your chance.

Thanks Tim O!


37 Responses to “‘The Wild Geese’”

  1. tirod says:

    Which cut?

  2. Roy a Woodall says:

    My favorite part is when the Sargeant Major threatened to sew the medics asshole shut.

  3. Gerard says:

    This is a classic movie. Great cast. It’s fun watching all the weapons, including a vintage vickers machine gun.

  4. d says:

    One of the most underrated films. Crossbows and shit.

  5. Ranger Rick says:

    Richard Burton, Richard Harris, Stewart Granger and even Roger Moore what’s not to like. Too bad its not on cable anymore.

  6. Gerard says:

    I think this was Stewart Granger’s last movie. Richard Burton specifically wanted Granger in the film.

  7. Disco says:

    I love the gay medic

    “Oh my…look at you big beautiful black bastards. Such a pity we can’t be friends”

    This is just after his UZI runs dry and before he knife kills two or three.

    Dammit they don’t make em like this no more!

  8. ACME Inc says:

    Check out Peter and Robert Bauchap’s knives they are spectacular South African knife makers

  9. Shaun945 says:

    The Wild Geese and The Dogs of War, two of my long ago childhood favorates, was tempted to name my first born Emile, after Rafers son in the movie !!, luckly my wife taked me out of it (Well she told me LOL)

    • Al Covey says:

      I watched em as a double feature when this posted. 2 am to bed, slept in a bit today…yawn…good Tuesday tho!

      • Shaun945 says:

        I know what you mean, “Wife said when you comming to bed, My reply just a bit busy “cleaning at the mo!!!, if only she realised !

  10. Jay says:

    Ian Yule, who played Tosh in the Wild Geese, was an interesting character in real life. Former Para and SAS who had worked as a mercenary under “Mad Mike” Hoare in the Belgian Congo.

  11. JS says:

    still want a suppressed Uzi…..

  12. Whit says:

    A classic! One of my favorites when I was a teenager.

  13. SShink says:

    “Keffer” – A derogatory term used in Devon England for almost any one who isnt a Janner.

    • Scott says:

      The character in the movie used it as a South Africa would have, a racial slur. But I’m sure you got that. Still a great movie, one of my favorites.

      • SShink says:

        He changed his view on Africans when they joked about it at the end – the underlying story of the movie.

  14. Dave Hall says:

    Another one of my favorite films from my youth. That, “Dogs of War” and “Apocalypse Now”.

  15. BillC says:

    70’s and 80’s movie intro/credits are so terrible.

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  17. Craig says:

    One of my top 5 favorite movies ever,right after-

    1)The Green Berets
    2)Born Losers
    3)Billy Jack
    4)Repo Man

    They just don’t make movies like this anymore,because they don’t have ACTORS of this caliber anymore (for the most part),and it’s damn sad.

  18. Dutch325 says:

    I read somewhere that the producers originally wanted Burt Lancaster and Robert Mitchum for the role of Rafer Janders and I think Joseph Cotton for Sir Edward.

    Great movie – saw it in college with my ROTC buddies………….

  19. pbr549xxx says:

    The Wild Geese
    The Dogs of War
    Attack Force Z

    This list could go on and on.


    • Mick says:

      Finally another human that’s read Casca The Eternal Mercenary series. You my friend are well read. You know they’d screw it up unless HBO did it.

      Thanks for the post I’d never seen this movie, (oh the shame).

      • Jimbo says:

        Did y’all just become best friends?

      • Jon, OPT says:

        Go to SSD search, Casca has been featured on here.

        • pbr549xxx says:

          I found a copy of the 1st Casca book in my Dad’s truck when I was messing around with his CB radio. I think I read at least all the original Barry Sadler writtenn books before I graduated high school. Thanks to my Dad, Ive read a lot of good books. He wasn’t big on movies, although he took me to see Rambo II and III and Hamburger Hill before I joined the Army. LOL, in fact, I was being held in my Mother’s arms when they went to the drive in to see “The Green Berets” before my Dad went to Vietnam.

  20. OkieRim says:

    A lot of livers and kidneys were harmed in the making of this movie…

  21. Jimbo says:

    I watch this at least once a deployment

  22. Jon, OPT says:

    I’ve got this, Dogs of War, and many others on DVD and Blu-ray. Always gpod for a stong dose of cinema.

  23. Bradkaf308 says:

    The odd angry shot. Aussie SAS in Vietnam

  24. majrod says:

    Spectacular movie!

  25. fact275 says:

    Great movie even if cap badges of all sorts of regiments are on maroon berets.