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 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
I was telling the Admiral your men are so well drilled they'll be able to find their way around Esther with their eyes shut.
If any one of my men moves round anything with his eyes shut I shall personally gouge them out! It's time for a drink.
Bit early isn't it?
It's four hours since breakfast. That's late!