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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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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] See more »


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Roger Moore's character has a love of cats as pets. This can be seen as a parody of the "pussy" motif that infused the James Bond series from the 1960s through the 1980s. Examples in the series included the Pussy Galore character in Goldfinger (1964), the pet food bowl that reads "Pussy" in A View to a Kill (1985), the movie Octopussy (1983) and its Octopussy Girl Army and Sean Connery's distinctive resonating way he pronounced "Pussy", also in "Goldfinger". See more »

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The "poison" used to incapacitate the hijackers is colchicine. That is a treatment for gout, not especially dangerous. (And why would the boat have poison in the infirmary anyway?) See more »

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ffolkes: I didn't know they had women on these things.
Sarah: Yes, things are getting better in that way.
ffolkes: A gigantic step backwards!
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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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