Putting aside the romanticizing of "big stick" foreign policy I don't agree with and casting Connery as an Arab, this is a fascinating auteur love letter to Teddy Roosevelt by both the actor playing him and the director. A fine adventure film as well.
Milius here makes the kind of film that Hollywood just doesnt make anymore a rousing adventure in the mould of Gunga Din and Robin Hood
Connery is great as the arab chief and the cast is full of good actors and of course some great action setpieces ,a film which is due a major revival and a proper UK dvd release NOW !!!!!