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A trooper with the British Special Air Service (SAS) infiltrates a radical political group who are planning a terrorist operation against American dignitaries. A glamourized look at the methods and tactics of the famed British anti-terrorist squad.The SAS are a elite army unit which as well as its Anti terrorist role also performs covert and overt training of friendly countries armed forces and operates enemy lines. Written by
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This excellent film was obviously inspired by the Iranian embassy siege 2 years earlier, but despite this it comes across as a feature length episode of the TV series The Professionals - probably because so many of the same team worked on it. Lewis Collins performs well as Skellen and despite some hammy performances elsewhere this is a fairly intense film. The script seems painfully slow nowadays and takes a long time to get going but when it does it rates highly. The seige of Skellen's house is well-handled and the fight between Rosalind Lloyd and Ingrid Pitt is perhaps the best scene in the movie. The SAS storming of the embassy is ultimately the reason for the film's existence and it is very exciting. On the basis of this movie Lewis Collins would have made a very good James Bond but sadly it was not to happen..unfortunately it was all downhill from here.
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