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Lion of the Desert (1980)

PG
173 min | Biography, Drama, History

In 1929, Italian Fascist dictator Benito Mussolini appoints General Rodolfo Graziani as colonial governor to Italian Libya with orders to stamp-out all resistance from Libyan nationalists led by rebel guerrilla leader Omar Mukhtar.
Writers
David Butler (additional material) | H.A.L. Craig | Paul Thompson (additional material) (as Paul Thompson)
Cinematographer
Casting Directors
Paola Roli (as Paola Rolli) | Maude Spector
Production Designers
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Release date
Mar 27, 1981 (United States)

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54 cast members
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Anthony Quinn
Omar Mukhtar Omar Mukhtar   See fewer
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Oliver Reed
Gen. Rodolfo Graziani Gen. Rodolfo Graziani   See fewer
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Irene Papas
Mabrouka Mabrouka   See fewer
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Raf Vallone
Colonel Diodiece Colonel Diodiece   See fewer
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Rod Steiger
Benito Mussolini Benito Mussolini   See fewer
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John Gielgud
Sharif El Gariani Sharif El Gariani   See fewer
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Gastone Moschin
Major Tomelli Major Tomelli   See fewer
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Stefano Patrizi
Lt. Sandrini Lt. Sandrini   See fewer
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Adolfo Lastretti
Colonel Sarsani Colonel Sarsani   See fewer
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Sky du Mont
Prince Amadeo (as Sky Dumont) Prince Amadeo (as Sky Dumont)   See fewer
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Takis Emmanuel
Bu-Matari Bu-Matari   See fewer
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Robert Brown
Al Fadeel Al Fadeel   See fewer
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Eleonora Stathopoulou
Ali's Mother Ali's Mother   See fewer
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Luciano Bartoli
Captain Lontano Captain Lontano   See fewer
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Claudio Gora
President of Court President of Court   See fewer
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Giordano Falzoni
Judge at Camp Judge at Camp   See fewer
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Franco Fantasia
Graziani's Aide Graziani's Aide   See fewer
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Ewen Solon
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Loris Bazzocchi
Actor (as Loris Bazoki) Actor (as Loris Bazoki)   See fewer
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Alec Mango
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Filippo De Gara
Actor (as Filippo Degara) Actor (as Filippo Degara)   See fewer
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George Sweeney
Captain Biagi Captain Biagi   See fewer
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Luciano Catenacci
Italian Soldier Italian Soldier   See fewer
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Pietro Brambilla
Young Soldier Young Soldier   See fewer
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Pietro Tordi
Field Marshal Field Marshal   See fewer
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Massimiliano Baratta
Capture Captain Capture Captain   See fewer
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Mario Feliciani
Lobitto Lobitto   See fewer
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Piero Gerlini
Barillo (as Pietro Gerlini) Barillo (as Pietro Gerlini)   See fewer
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Lino Capolicchio
Captain Bedendo Captain Bedendo   See fewer
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Sadettin Erbil
Sharif El Gariani (voice) Sharif El Gariani (voice)   See fewer
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Erdogan Esenboga
Captain Lontano (voice) Captain Lontano (voice)   See fewer
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Osman Görgen
Ismail (voice) Ismail (voice)   See fewer
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Esen Günay
Narrator (voice) Narrator (voice)   See fewer
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Agah Hün
Omar Mukhtar (voice) Omar Mukhtar (voice)   See fewer
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Alev Koral
Mabrouka (voice) Mabrouka (voice)   See fewer
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Pekcan Kosar
Benito Mussolini (voice) Benito Mussolini (voice)   See fewer
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Benito Mussolini
Self (archive footage) Self (archive footage)   See fewer
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Kamran Usluer
Colonel Diodiece (voice) Colonel Diodiece (voice)   See fewer
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Erhan Yazicioglu
Lt. Sandrini (voice) Lt. Sandrini (voice)   See fewer
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Sahin Çelik
Prince Amadeo (voice) (as Sky Dumont) Prince Amadeo (voice) (as Sky Dumont)   See fewer
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Vala Önengüt
Gen. Rodolfo Graziani (voice) Gen. Rodolfo Graziani (voice)   See fewer
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Mario Adorf
Actor (uncredited) Actor (uncredited)   See fewer
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Mark Colleano
Infantry Corporal (uncredited) Infantry Corporal (uncredited)   See fewer
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Tom Felleghy
Italian General (uncredited) Italian General (uncredited)   See fewer
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Scott Richard Fensome
Machine Gun Sergeant (uncredited) Machine Gun Sergeant (uncredited)   See fewer
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Alfonso Giganti
Military Judge (uncredited) Military Judge (uncredited)   See fewer
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Lorenzo Piani
Prisoner Escort Guard (uncredited) Prisoner Escort Guard (uncredited)   See fewer
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Angelo Ragusa
Italian Soldier (uncredited) Italian Soldier (uncredited)   See fewer
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Amedeo Salamon
Man watching the trail (uncredited) Man watching the trail (uncredited)   See fewer
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8.4 / 10 | 13,129 votes