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The Terrorists (1974)

Ransom (original title)
A gang of hijackers led by Ray Petrie (Ian McShane) seize a British plane as it is landing in Scandinavia. Ruthless military police chief Colonel Tahlvik (Sean Connery) is assigned to ... See full summary »

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A gang of hijackers led by Ray Petrie (Ian McShane) seize a British plane as it is landing in Scandinavia. Ruthless military police chief Colonel Tahlvik (Sean Connery) is assigned to rescue the plane and its passengers. But he must also deal with the problem of the British Ambassador, whose residence has been seized by a second group of terrorists. Written by Jonathon Dabell <J.D.@pixie.ntu.ac.uk>

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13 March 1975 (Norway)  »

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Several of the local actors appear to be dubbed with familiar sounding British voice over actors. See more »

Quotes

Nils Tahlvik: National security becomes a farce if we throw away the rule of law.
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Referenced in Casper och den förbjudna filmen (2009) See more »

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Wonderful score
10 February 2009 | by (Australia) – See all my reviews

One of the first films I ever saw in the cinema without my parents (I was 12 or so), I remember this as being really excellent, which is why I came to look it up here today. Not sure if it's stood the test of time but one thing that really has stuck in my mind about this film is the score - it's really atmospheric and well worth listening to in its own right (I think it reminded me of Tchaikovsky but not sure - have to see it again).

It's hard to write much without seeing the film again, but the fact it's stuck in my mind over the years says something, even if it's only that it makes an impression on a 12-year-old.


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