Siddhesh Joshi (Editor)

Ashanti (1979 film)

Updated on
Share on FacebookTweet on TwitterShare on LinkedInShare on Reddit
1 Ratings
Rate This

Rate This

Genre  Action, Adventure, Drama
Story by  Alberto Vazquez-Figueroa
Language  English
5.3/10 IMDb

Director  Richard Fleischer
Initial DVD release  September 27, 2005
Country  United States
Ashanti (1979 film) movie poster

Writer  Stephen Geller, George MacDonald Fraser
Release date  April 12, 1979 (1979-04-12)
Cast  Michael Caine (Dr. David Linderby), Peter Ustinov (Suleiman), Kabir Bedi (Malik), Omar Sharif (Prince Hassan), Beverly Johnson (Dr. Anansa Linderby), Rex Harrison (Brian Walker)
Similar movies  W Delta Z, Mad Max: Fury Road, Blackhat, Brooklyn's Finest, John Wick, Self/less
Tagline  Only two men could rescue her. One driven by love, the other by revenge.

Ashanti movie about slave trade 1 8

Ashanti (also called Ashanti, Land of No Mercy) is a 1979 action adventure film, produced by Georges-Alain Vuille, and directed by Richard Fleischer. Despite its impressive cast and setting (on location in the Sahara, and in Kenya, Israel, and Sicily), it was widely panned by critics upon release. Michael Caine was reportedly very disappointed with the project and claims it was the third worst film along with his previous films The Magus and The Swarm (despite appearing in other failures in the 1980s), after director Fleischer and co-star Beverly Johnson, were both removed from filming two-thirds of the way through the shoot. Fleischer departed after being hospitalised with sunstroke. However, an interview with Ms. Johnson included on the 2013 Severin Films Blu-ray edition of Ashanti makes no reference to these "removals," suggesting that they may belong to myth.


Ashanti (1979 film) movie scenes

This is one of William Holden's final films. Both Fleischer and cinematographer Tonti had previously worked together on Barabbas (1961).

Ashanti (1979 film) movie scenes

Ashanti trailer


Ashanti (1979 film) wwwgstaticcomtvthumbmovieposters37131p37131

Ashanti is an action adventure film, set against the background of modern-day slave trading, with a man who determinedly takes on a perilous journey in order to find his beautiful wife, who has been kidnapped by brutal slave traders. David and Anansa Linderby (Caine and Johnson respectively) are doctors with the World Health Organization. On a medical mission carrying out an inoculation programme, they visit a West African village. While David takes photographs of tribal dancers, Anansa goes swimming alone. She is attacked and abducted by slave traders led by Suleiman (Peter Ustinov), who mistake her for an Ashanti tribeswoman. The police can do nothing to find her and David has almost given up hope when he hears rumours that Anansa has been kidnapped by Sulieman to be sold to Arab Prince Hassan (Omar Sharif). The African authorities deny that the slave trade even exists. So David must find help in a shadowy world where the rescuers of slaves are just as ruthless as the traders themselves. As David tracks her across Africa and the Sahara desert, he is helped by a member of the Anti-Slavery League (Rex Harrison), a mercenary helicopter pilot (William Holden), and Malik (Kabir Bedi) a tribesman who is seeking revenge on Suleiman.


Ashanti (1979 film) Ghana Rising Ghana Rising Hearts Ashanti 1979

  • Michael Caine – Dr. David Linderby
  • Peter Ustinov – Suleiman
  • Kabir Bedi – Malik
  • Beverly Johnson – Dr. Anansa Linderby
  • Omar Sharif – Prince Hassan
  • Rex Harrison – Brian Walker
  • William Holden – Jim Sandell
  • Zia Mohyeddin – Djamil
  • Winston Ntshona – Ansok
  • Akosua Busia – Senoufo girl
  • Jean-Luc Bideau – Marcel
  • Olu Jacobs – Commissioner Batak
  • Johnny Sekka – Captain Bradford
  • Tariq Yunus – Faid
  • Tyrone Jackson – Dongaro
  • Marne Maitland – Touareg chief
  • Eric Pohlmann – Zeda El-Kabir
  • Harry Araten – Slave dealer
  • Jack Cohen – German at slave market
  • Jay Koller – Buyer at slave market
  • Enzo Patti – Pearl dealer
  • Ori Levy – Hotel attendant
  • Production

    Ashanti (1979 film) Ashanti 1979

    During filming Omar Sharif was hired to play a role and George MacDonald Fraser, who had recently adapted Tai Pan for the producers, was commissioned to work on the script to help boost Sharif's part.


    Two weeks into filming, director Richard Sarafian was sacked and replaced by Richard Fleischer. The female lead and cinematographer were fired. Telly Savalas who was in the cast had to drop out.


    Ashanti (1979 film) MOVIE OF THE DAY Ashanti 1979 CHUDcom

    The novelisation Ebano was written by Alberto Vázquez-Figueroa.

    Ashanti (1979 film) Ashanti Movie Posters From Movie Poster Shop

    Ashanti (1979 film) Ashanti BluRay DVD Combo 10000 Bullets


    Ashanti (1979 film) Wikipedia
    Ashanti (1979 film) IMDbAshanti (1979 film) Rotten TomatoesAshanti (1979 film)