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Ashanti (1979)





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Released simply as Ashanti, this search-and-rescue film was adapted by scenarist Stephen Geller (Slaughterhouse-Five) from Evano, a novel by Alberto Vasques-Figueroa. Odious middle-eastern slave trader Peter Ustinov sets the plot in motion by kidnapping Beverly Johnson, the wife of World Health Organization doctor Michael Caine. As Johnson is subjected to the basest of humiliations, Caine joins forces with soldier-of-fortune Rex Harrison, pilot William Holden and nomad Kabir Bedi to rescue his wife. Shiek Omar Sharif purchases Johnson, clearing the decks for an all-stops-out action finale. Aldo Tonti lensed the picture.


Michael Caine
as Dr. David Linderby
Peter Ustinov
as Suleiman
Omar Sharif
as Prince Hassan
Rex Harrison
as Brian Walker
Beverly Johnson
as Anansa Linderby
William Holden
as Jim Sandell
Johnny Sekka
as Capt. Bradford
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Critic Reviews for Ashanti

All Critics (2)

Ashanti is one of the most basic films of this genre that is as difficult to practice as it is easy to watch. [Full Review in Spanish]

August 5, 2019 | Full Review…

A glossy guilty pleasure.

February 7, 2018 | Rating: 2.5/4 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for Ashanti


Melodramatic and episodic Mills and Boon-esque nonsense populated entirely with racial stereotypes. Horribly dated and overblown 70s tosh.

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