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
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For the first time he faces the truth! [Ian Holm]
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Did You Know?
The film was shot mainly aboard a real ocean liner. The Hamburg had recently been sold by its German owners to the Soviet Union. Before the Soviets took delivery of the liner, they rented it to the film company. The liner was painted in the livery of a fictional shipping line, very similar to the livery used by the Soviet Morpasflot line, and renamed the Britannic. Advertisements were run in British papers, soliciting extras who would take a lengthy cruise in the North Sea for free, but with the knowledge that the ship would actually seek out the worst possible weather, as the story demanded seas too rough for the lifeboats to be lowered, trapping the passengers on board. See more
While attempting to diffuse the bomb, Fallon unrolls his tool kit and pulls out a small clamp. However, when he attempts to use the item, it is a completely different type of clamp. See more
Lt. Cmdr. Anthony Fallon
I blew a great big hole in your ship, Captain. I'd better give it back to you.
References A Night to Remember
Auld Lang Syne
Traditional Scottish 17th century music
Lyrics by Robert Burns
Played by a band when the Britannic is leaving port See more