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Juggernaut (1974)

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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 ... See full summary »

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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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bomb | sea | party | parachute | explosion | See more »

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Only one man to save 1200 lives! [Richard Harris] See more »

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25 September 1974 (USA)  »

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Terreur sur le Britannic  »

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The film took its inspiration from an incident which occurred in 1972 when a man claimed he had planted a bomb on board the QE2 and demanded a ransom. Cunard were prepared to pay the ransom, but the British Government decided instead to send in soldiers of the Special Boat Service who parachuted into the North Atlantic 1000 miles from the UK and boarded the QE2 to search for the device. The threat turned out to be a hoax and the FBI later caught the culprit. See more »

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On one of its fly pasts, the Hercules aircraft carrying the bomb disposal team has its rear tail door in the fully open position, yet the next scene is of the rear door being opened. See more »

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Lt. Cmdr. Anthony Fallon: May you inherit the earth.
Charlie Braddock: Yeah, six feet of it, I think.
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Juggernaut, A Superb Exercise In Building Tension,
9 March 2006 | by (Scotland) – See all my reviews

'Juggernaut' Or 'Terror On The Brittanic' As it's known elsewhere, Is a superb suspense drama, that takes place aboard a cruise ship that's en route to new york, Meanwhile a mysterious voice rings the ships managing director (Ian Holm),and demands a ransom of Five Hundered Thousand Pounds, If his demands are not met a bomb which is on board will inexplicably explode,

Enter Tony Fallon, (Richard Harris who is a naval expert who along with his assistant (David Hemmings) And Harris's team are quickly sent via navy airplane,to the ship,

Meanwhile Back on dry land Police detective (Anthony Hopkins) Has his fair share of bother,( his estranged wife who along with his two children are on board the liner),Hopkins Is slowly but surely,unraveling who is behind the threat,

Juggernaut,Has a superb all- star cast that also includes type cast sheriff character actor Clifton James,(Live & Let Die, Silver Streak) (Shirley Knight), as a lusty passenger who flirts with Captain Omar Sharif, Usual Lester Mainstay (Roy Kinnear), plays the eager to please entertainment director, Juggernaut, is finally available on DVD, MgM have done an admirably job presenting the film in a pristine 1.66.1 print.


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