A blackmailer demands a huge ransom in exchange for information on how to disarm the seven bombs he placed aboard the transatlantic liner Britannic.

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Captain Alex Brunel
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Charlie Braddock
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Barbara Bannister
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Nicholas Porter
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Corrigan
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Social Director Curtain
Caroline Mortimer ...
Susan McLeod
Mark Burns ...
Hollingsworth
John Stride ...
Hughes
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Sidney Buckland
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Commander Marder
Jack Watson ...
Chief Engineer Mallicent
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Some unknown maniac is threatening a navigation company to blow up one of its luxury transatlantics, the "Britannic", now in high sea with 1200 passengers. He is asking for a £500,000 ransom, otherwise the 7 bombs aboard will explode. An experienced anti-bomb squad is sent to the "Britannic", but although all the bombs are located, a very high skill level will be necessary to dismantle them. Perhaps that task is impossible... Written by Luis Carvacho <lcarvach@lascar.puc.cl>

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The project was originally to be directed by Bryan Forbes. After his departure, Don Taylor was hired, but departed four weeks before shooting was to begin. Richard Lester then came on board. He rewrote the script with Alan Plater. Writer/Producer Richard Alan Simmons was unhappy with the changes and had his name taken off the film, choosing to be credited as "Richard de Koker". See more »

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In the beginning of the movie, Juggernaut calls Porter to tell him about the bombs on board the ship. Juggernaut continues to speak in the present, but the visual is showing events from the future. First there is a visual of a written communication that there are bombs on the ship. Next there is a visual of the ship captain,calmly enjoying a conversation, appearing to be informed there are bombs on the ship. Next the crew searches and finds the containers with the explosives. Then Juggernaut still speaking in the present says that to prove he is serious, a sample explosion will happen "now" and the visual cuts to a couple of large explosions, throwing a couple of men in the air. Based on the timing of the present Juggernaut conversation, the large explosions would have occurred a long time before the opportunity for Porter to report to the ship that there are bombs on board and captain would have been made aware of the problem by the unexpected and large explosions. See more »

Quotes

Mrs. Corrigan: Will you tell me the truth, if I ask you a question?
Corrigan: Personal, business, or just plain silly?
Mrs. Corrigan: Personal.
[Corrigan nods in the affirmative]
Mrs. Corrigan: Have you ever been unfaithful to me?
Corrigan: You know if I chose to lie I could do so with remarkable dexterity? You know that don't you?
[she nods in assent]
Corrigan: Since we met... yes.
[he takes her hand]
Corrigan: Since we have been married, no... and if we are going to die... I rejoice in the fact that we're going to die together.
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References A Night to Remember (1958) See more »

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Auld Lang Syne
(1788)
Traditional Scottish 17th century music
Lyrics by Robert Burns
Played by a band when the Britannic is leaving port
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Review of film "Juggernaut"
22 December 2004 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

This movie is an all time classic. It is one of those films where the suspense keeps you on the edge of your chair right up to the last part of the film. It is about a expert who makes bombs as he enjoys taking people's lives. ( Freddie Jones). 7 Bombs that are encased in steel drums have been placed aboard the Atlantic cruiseliner "Britannic." These bombs have many booby traps set within them and the government and police call in a team of Bomb Disposal experts which is headed up by Fallon. (Richard Harris) and his counterpart Charlie Braddock, (David Hemmings)

A MUST see film with suspense around every corner.


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