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