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March or Die

Year:
Duration:
107 min
Genres:
Drama | War | Adventure | Romance
IMDB rate:
6.3
Director:
Dick Richards
Details
Country: UK
Release Date: 1977-09-08
Filming Locations: Tabernas Desert, Almería, Andalucía, Spain
Earnings
Budget: $9,000,000
Gross: $1,000,000 (USA) Copyright Holder © MCMLXXVII March or Die Associates Related Links
Cast
Actor
Character
Gene Hackman
Maj. William Sherman Foster
Terence Hill
Marco Segrain
Catherine Deneuve
Simone Picard
Max von Sydow
Francois Marneau
Ian Holm
El Krim
Jack O'Halloran
Ivan
Rufus
Sgt. Triand
Marcel Bozzuffi
Lt. Fontaine
André Penvern
Top Hat
Paul Sherman
Fred Hastings
Vernon Dobtcheff
Mean Corporal
Marne Maitland
Leon
Luigi Bonos
Andre
Wolf Kahler
First German
Matthias Hell
Second German
Jean Champion
Minister
Walter Gotell
Col. Lamont
Paul Antrim
Mollard
Catherine Willmer
Petite Lady
Arnold Diamond
Husband
Maurice Arden
Pierre Lahoud
Albert Woods
Henri Delacorte
Liliane Rovère
Lola
Elisabeth Mortensen
French Street Girl
François Valorbe
Detective
Villena
Gendarme
Ernest Misko
Aide in Minister's Office
Guy Deghy
Ship's Captain
Jean Rougerie
Legionnaire 1 at Station
Guy Mairesse
Legionnaire 2 at Station
Guy Marly
Singing Legionnaire
Margaret Modlin
Lady in Black
Luis Barboo
(uncredited)
Clément Harari
Bernard (uncredited)
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Trivia
Selected by Quentin Tarantino for the First Quentin Tarantino Film Fest in Austin, Texas, 1996.
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Gene Hackman had been experiencing pains in his back. The film's insurance company refused to allow the shooting to continue because a permanent injury to Hackman could have cost it a lot of money. The insurers suggested shooting the film somewhere in the deserts of the United States. But the color of the sand dunes in Agadir is not the same as the color of the sand in Nevada. Several big American transport planes were used to transport tons of sand from the Agadir dunes in order to camouflage the sand of Nevada. (Source: Beyond Casablanca, Page 131).
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El Krim is based on the Morrocian revolutionary Abd el-Krim (1882-1963), the leader of a large-scale armed resistance movement in the Rif, a Berber area of north-eastern Morocco.
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Goofs
The Legion uses French military equipment and customs. Yet in one scene, when the new recruits are awakened one morning, an American bugle call (reveille) is used.
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Quotes
Maj. William Sherman Foster: The Legion... is the most disciplined army in the world!
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Minister: [Reassuring Marneau that, in spite of Major Foster's lack of cooperation, the Foreign Legion will be used to help provide military security for Marneau's intended archaeological excavation at Erfoud] We can certainly risk a few Legionnaires for France. After all, they are mostly foreigners.
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Simone Picard: [Marco has cleverly found a way to get from the troop car to the first class train car] What else can you do besides steal and climb like a monkey?
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Photos from cast
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