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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When the next 12 hours could cost you 1,000 million pounds and 600 lives you need a man who lives second by second. [UK Theatrical]
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Did You Know?
, writer of both this film's source novel and its screenplay, spent two years researching the North Sea oil industry. 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
Work out what can be done if one of them is hijacked.
Don't the armed forces have some ideas in that department?
Undoubtedly. But an oil production platform isn't a building or an aeroplane. It's miles out to sea and you can't approach it without being seen or heard unless you come from below.
Only a man of superior intellect is likely to think of a satisfactory way of hijacking a platform or a rig.
Therefore, I must put myself in his position and devide a means of doing so. And having...