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The Final Option (1982)
"Who Dares Wins" (original title)

R  |   |  Action, Thriller  |  26 August 1982 (UK)
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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 ... See full summary »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
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Capt. Peter Skellen
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Frankie Leith
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Secretary of State Arthur Currie
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Commander Powell
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Gen. Ira Potter
Tony Doyle ...
Col. Hadley
John Duttine ...
Rod Walker
Kenneth Griffith ...
Bishop Crick
Rosalind Lloyd ...
Jenny Skellen
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Helga
Norman Rodway ...
Ryan
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Maj. Steele (as Maurice Röeves)
Bob Sherman ...
Hagen
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Freund
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Mac
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Storyline

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 Keith Loh <loh@sfu.ca>

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The closest you'll ever get to knowing the secrets of the legendary S.A.S. See more »

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Action | Thriller

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26 August 1982 (UK)  »

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The Final Option  »

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Budget:

$6,000,000 (estimated)
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Trivia

Penultimate film of producer Euan Lloyd. Lloyd's final film would be Wild Geese II (1985). See more »

Goofs

During the Embassy storm sequence two dummies are clearly used dangling from a helicopter, representing SAS soldiers entering the building through the top floor windows. See more »

Quotes

Colonel Hadley: Dead soldiers - live bastards!
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Crazy Credits

In final credits, "Military Advisors" are listed as "Anonymous." See more »

Connections

Featured in At the Movies: The Stinkers of 1983 (1983) See more »

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User Reviews

A Good movie

Ok so some of the supporting actors are weak. the american cast are clearly on holiday. but Lewis Collins is great and should of been a star on the british cinema screen.however the british film industry was pratically dead at the time.great music score maybe not enough action.maybe collins should of been in wild geese 2 instead of scott glenn.


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