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 <email@example.com>
His ship is at the mercy of Juggernaut! [Omar Sharif]
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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
The scene where the Indian steward brings tea and toast to the children's and their mother's cabin (immediately after the pot of nails is knocked over in the corridor) he leaves immediately followed by the kids. Instantly outside, the steward is approaching from the far end of the corridor carrying a tray. See more
[Fallon and Braddock are trying to disable two of the bombs. Braddock's hand slips while turning a screw
I don't even know the man and he's trying to kill me.
Lt. Cmdr. Anthony Fallon
Haven't I told you about death? It's nature's way of saying you're in the wrong job.
Referenced in MacGyver: Countdown