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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Terrorists of the High Seas . . . With a push of a button they threaten to blow up the biggest oil rig in the world. Only one man can stop them. [USA DVD]
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Did You Know?
Reportedly, this movie casting of Roger Moore
was to cast him against type from his typecasting as a suave debonair playboy type as seen in the James Bond movies, and The Saint
and The Persuaders!
TV series. Traits of Moore's ffolkes character in this movie which are anti-thetical to his Bond persona include a misogynistic dislike of women due to a failed marriage and having several sisters as opposed to being a ladies man; being moody, cranky and cantankerous as opposed to witty and charming; he often wears a beanie and his dress is like that of an academic as opposed to a man-about-town; he is hairy and bearded as opposed to being neat, suave and clean-shaven; he is eccentric as opposed to being conventional; and he has a soft dimension as displayed by both his pet obsession with his pussy cats (suggesting that ffolkes is a closeted ailurophiliac) and having an effeminate needlework hobby. However, one common trait to both types of his persona is the machismo and skill to defeat the villains and enemies. See more
When ffolkes arrives at the railway station, it cuts to a British Rail high density suburban-type Diesel Multiple Unit arriving at the station. It then cuts back to ffolkes walking towards the train, and the train is now a cross-country type train with side corridor and compartments. See more
Jennifer? ffolkes here. You can tell the Lord Privy Seal the operation had been completed. As planned, naturally.