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?
One of advertising posters for the film somewhat resembled Diamonds Are Forever
(1971), a James Bond film made about eight years previously. Both posters feature an oil rig, an explosion and the hero character enlarged, standing tall over a dwarfed oil rig with bikini-clad women grasping him. This film's poster shows four women wearing bikinis grasping at star Roger Moore
. He is also holding a champagne glass, typical of Bondian martini drinking. These two elements were not indicative of Moore's character in the movie, as ffolkes drinks whiskey and is a misogynist. Moore is also seen wearing a Naval Commander uniform in the poster, something that James Bond is occasionally seen wearing in Bond movies, up to that time in You Only Live Twice
(1967) and The Spy Who Loved Me
(1977). 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
I suppose you're one of those fellows who does the Times crossword puzzle in ten minutes.
I have *never* taken ten minutes.