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The Final Option (1982)

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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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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
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Col. Hadley
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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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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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26 August 1982 (UK)  »

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$6,000,000 (estimated)
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Trivia

Actress Judy Davis was cast after producer Euan Lloyd had seen her work in My Brilliant Career (1979). Lloyd initially contacted Davis by phone when Davis was in Israel playing the young Golda Meir in the tele-movie A Woman Called Golda (1982). Davis asked Lloyd to send her some more information and accepted the role after reading the materials. 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

Capt. Peter Skellen: I know more about nuclear devastation than you ever will.
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Crazy Credits

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

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

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Reds Under The Beds
Written by Roy Budd
Performed by Roy Budd And His Orchestra
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The Final Option - Excellent Movie !!
29 September 2006 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

When I rented The Final Option back on VHS in the early to mid 1980's. I had not idea how good the movie would be and it was a great movie.The action was cool and was seemed accurate also like Richard Widmark. The main SAS character (Lewis Collins) I had never seen before and when I saw this movie thought his acting was GREAT! When I rented it I lived in Norfolk, Virginia and now I cannot find the movie to own on DVD or VHS. Can anyone tell me where I can get The Final Option on DVD-Region 1 (USA) or even VHS (NTSC format)? I have been craving for this movie for years and I cannot find it anywhere! Please contact me at lms00601@comcast.net if you can help, Thanks !!!!!!


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