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Lion of the Desert [25th Anniversary Edition] [2 Discs] ()

directed by Moustapha Akkad
featuring Anthony Quinn, Oliver Reed, Rod Steiger, John Gielgud, Irene Papas

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Lion of the Desert [25th Anniversary Edition] [2 Discs] - Moustapha Akkad
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Libyan leader Moummar Quaddafi financed this desert epic about a Libyan hero who helped his nation fend off an Italian invasion in 1929. Anthony Quinn stars as Omar Mukhtar, who organizes Libyan forces to hold off the encroaching Italian troops under General Rodolfo Graziana (Oliver Reed), who are trying to gain a foothold on Libyan soil under direct orders from the Italian dictator Mussolini (Rod Steiger). With the persistence of Mukhtar, the Libyans, battling the tanks and guns of the Italian army with their Bedouin ...