A terrorist (Anthony Perkins) holds an offshore drilling rig and production platform for ransom in the North Sea. Ffolkes (Roger Moore) a wealthy mysogynistic eccentric, volunteers to send his crack team of soldiers in to stop the terrorists. With few other options available, the British Government reluctantly accepts his help. Written by
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The movie that started it all [US video release]
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Did You Know?
For director Andrew V. McLaglen
the Galway film location was a very important one, as he had spent time here over 25 years earlier, when this was also the location for the classic The Quiet Man
(1952) in which his father Victor McLaglen
had a leading role. See more
Despite the central character's surname being explicitly referred to in dialogue as ffolkes (lower-case), he is credited at the end of the film as Ffolkes. See more
[Looking at the oil rig Jennifer
That's an incredible piece of work, Lou.
Well, she's the biggest ever built and the most expensive. Two hundred millions dollars, and six hundred and fifteen personnel, producing three hundred thousands barrels of oil a day. That's a lot of hair cream, isn't it Skipper?