DVD Ashanti [DVD] [1989] [English] [Region 1] (DVD 6390),
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Ashanti [DVD] [1989] [English] [Region 1]

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  • Region 1 USA/CA (info)
  • ASHANTI is set against the background of the modern slave trade. The Linderbys are both doctors, but David (Michael Caine) is English and white, while Anansa (Beverly Johnson) is American and black--her ancestors were from the Ashanti kingdom in Ghana. Believing she is a native Ashanti, Anansa's abductors are surprised to discover that she speaks English and is a World Health Organization doctor. When Suleiman (Peter Ustinov) discovers who she is, he realizes that he is likely to make more money than usual--and end up in much more trouble. Director Richard Fleischer's ASHANTI is essentially a revenge story, but, unlike the western THE BRAVADOS or the urban thriller DEATH WISH, the film is set in exotic location of desert Africa. The movie is distinguished by some beautiful Saharan vistas provided by Italian master photographer Aldo Tonti. Kabir Bedi gives an intense performance as Malik, the tribesman who lost his own wife and children to the slave trader. And the graceful Beverly Johnson gives a dignified authority to Anansa, the beautiful Ashanti.
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  • Additional Info
    Manufacturer Part Number (MPN): TE1017

  • Credits
    Michael Caine, Maurice Joseph Micklewhite, Peter Ustinov, Peter Ustinov, Omar Sharif, Michael Shalhoub, Rex Harrison, William Holden, William Franklin Beedle, Bill Holden, Kabir Bedi, Beverly Johnson
  • Critic Reviews
    "...Polished..."
    Variety

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