Jeff O'Connor wrote:
Sean Connery as Dougherty.
Whatever flaws this movie may have had, I wouldn't lay any of them at the feet of Anthony Zerbe.
Anyway, given that Dougherty wasn't the main villain (that was Ra'fu who was played by Oscar-winner F Murray Abraham), I don't think it would have made sense to have him played by an iconic actor like Connery. The role was better suited to a respected character actor like Zerbe, than a legend.