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ffolkes (1980)

North Sea Hijack (original title)
When terrorists take over two oil rigs, and threaten to blow them up 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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$805,511, 20 April 1980, Limited Release

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$2,993,772, 31 December 1980
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Ffolkes (Sir Roger Moore) was far removed from the type of character he was known, a suave, debonair, charming, sophisticated ladies' man. If anything, Ffolkes was actually a cranky, moody, and cantankerous misogynist. He is bearded and somewhat shabbily dressed, as opposed to his previous image as clean shaven, and a dapper dresser. His affections are reserved for his cats, of which he has many, rather than women, of which he has none. See more »

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Ffolkes appears as a real perfectionist, but after overwhelming Kramer he doesn't make sure that he is really dead and can't push the button any more. See more »

Quotes

ffolkes: [to one of his frogmen] Do that again, Harris, and I'll have your balls for breakfast!
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Another side of Roger Moore
31 March 2005 | by 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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