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Title:
The Wilby conspiracy City of ghosts
Edition:
Widescreen format.
Publication Information:
Santa Monica, CA : MGM Home Video, c2004.
ISBN:
9780792859239
Physical Description:
2 videodisc (106 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.
System Details:
DVD player required; Dolby digital 2.0 surround; region 1.
Target Audience:
MPAA rating: PG.

5-adult
Language:
English
Language Note:
Soundtrack in English or Spanish; subtitles in English, Spanish or French.

Closed captioned.
General Note:
Based on the book by Peter Driscoll.

Originally produced as a motion picture in 1974.
Abstract:
A South African revolutionary and a British engineer aid one another in escaping the South African secret police.
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Audiovisual WILBY CONSPIRACY 1 .SOURCE. 8/09 AMZ
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DVD PN1997.W55 2004 1
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Summary

Summary

The Wilby Conspiracy is set in South Africa, at a time when Apartheid was the order of the day. Political activist Shack Twala (Sidney Poitier) finds an unlikely -- and reluctant -- ally in the form of the British Keogh (Michael Caine). Both Twala and Keogh are scrutinized by racist police official Horn (Nicol Williamson), who hopes that they'll lead him to the hideout of chief activist Wilby (Joe De Graft). Based on the novel by Peter Driscoll, The Wilby Conspiracy abandons its sociological overtones early on in favor of an extended chase. The film reteams Poitier and director Ralph Nelson, who, 12 years earlier, had collaborated on Lilies of the Field. ~ Hal Erickson, Rovi