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ffolkes (1980)

North Sea Hijack (original title)
When terrorists take over two oil rigs and threaten to explode them if their demands are not met, an eccentric anti-terrorism expert volunteers his unique commando unit to stop them.

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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 Teresa E Tutt <tuttt@rpi.edu>

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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 »

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When ffolkes is explaining his background, he says; "Both my parents died tragically in childbirth." His mother perhaps, but whose father has ever died in childbirth? This ironic statement is explained in the novel Esther Ruth and Jennifer by Jack Davies, in Chapter 1. His father, Augustus ffolkes, had succumbed to a heart attack after witnessing his premature birth, thus making him the only child to have had a father die in child birth. See more »

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Lord Privy Seal Dennis Tipping: You really don't like women much, do you?
ffolkes: I do not. You see, I, together with my five elder sisters, was raised by a maiden aunt. Both my parents died tragically in childbirth. Until the age of ten, I was forced to wear my sister's hand-me-downs. Then when I married, I discovered to my horror that my wife also had five sisters, all unmarried, and all expecting my support. I find cats a far superior breed. Just on the off chance, I have made a will. I've left everything to my cats. I want it ...
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Another side of Roger Moore
31 March 2005 | by (Woodbridge Twp NJ) – See all my reviews

Roger Moore sure shows his versatility as an actor in this film, He play a character though not very unlike his James Bond "persona" physically and intellectually , but quite different than his soave debonair character typical of the bond films.

In Ffolkes he plays an eccentric former British Navy diver who is called upon to swart a terrorist attack on the North sea oil platforms. Anthony Perkins also gives an excellent performance as the head of a group of terrorist who forcibly takes control of a supply ship and threaten to blow up some oil platforms in the North Sea.

Moore's character is what make the entire film worth watching. He's an eccentric tough guy, who loves cats and a good shot of whiskey, he's also highly opinionated. To the point that drives some to dislike him.

Watch this film, It's non-stop action, and excellent dialoge.


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