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High Seas Hijack (1977)

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Terrorists hijack an oil tanker and threaten to blow it up unless Japan meets their demands.


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Credited cast:
Hiroshi Fujioka ...
Geologist Jiro Tate
Midori Kanazawa
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
K Amoha ...
Seajacker Samba
Willy Dorcey ...
Seajacker Zamba
Elliott Rhoades (English version only)
Hiroshi Kanai ...
Doctor Hatsuyama
Yutaka Mizutani ...
Seajacker Munk
Patricia Haber (English version only)
Ken Saunders ...
Seajacker Kifal
Tappei Shimokawa ...
Chief Steward Terada
Chief Engineer Kusai (as Joe Shishido)
Kei Suzuki ...
TV Director Fukami
Mizuho Suzuki ...
Commander of Defense Katsuragi
Tetsurô Tanba ...
Captain Munekata
Ryoki Uchida ...
Boatswain Nishizawa


An oil tanker is commandeered by a group of third world terrorists who manoeuvre the ship into Tokyo harbour and pledge to detonate the ship and its explosive cargo unless their conditions are met. The extremists want the government of Japan to capitulate to their demand for a fairer distribution of wealth between countries. They make some outrageous demands, but the government has no intention of playing along. Will the situation, quite literally, blow-up? Written by Alfred Jingle

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japan | tanker | oil | terrorist | hijack | See All (9) »


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Release Date:

21 October 1977 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Terreur sur le monde  »

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Edited from Tôkyô-wan enjô (1975) See more »

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American Movie Classic?
23 January 2000 | by (California, USA) – See all my reviews

I recently saw this on AMC of all places. It qualifies as a Movie, but is neither American nor a Classic. Pretty inept action story with inserted footage of Peter Graves (ala Raymond Burr in Godzilla). If you want to waste 90 minutes of your life go ahead but otherwise beware.

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