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 ...
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This series chronicled the lives of Bodie and Doyle, top agents for Britain's CI5 (Criminal Intelligence 5), and their controller, George Cowley. The mandate of CI5 was to fight terrorism ... See full summary »
Daring 1980s alternative comedy sketch show that helped launch the careers of a number of British comedians. Often parodies the channel it aired on. Recurring characters include Terry and Wang-Wang - a pair of swearing Pandas.
A cruel dictator rules a Latin American state. Corruption, brutality and exploitation are present every day. A few people begin to organise resistance. Under the leader "El Leopardo" a ... See full summary »
Col. Mike Kirby picks two teams of crack Green Berets for a mission in South Vietnam. First off is to build and control a camp that is trying to be taken by the enemy the second mission is to kidnap a North Vietnamese General.
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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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A Fijian trooper, who had participated in the real-life Iranian Embassy siege, mentioned at SAS HQ at Stirling Lines to Director Ian Sharp how his uniform caught fire from the explosives during the descent phase. Sharp incorporated this real-life mishap as a story element in the movie. See more »
When Peter Skellen arrives home in his car with gifts for his wife and child, the child's present is clearly a box shape however once inside the house its clearly a wrapped present. See more »
With Roy Budd's thunderous theme music, spot-on cinematography and action set pieces refreshingly absent of blue screen visual effects. "Who Dares Wins" is pure action movie through and through.>
Lewis Collins' effective performance as Peter Skellern delivers Bond-style cheek and charisma especially during his scenes with Judy Davis (Frankie Leith). Although, sadly, cheesy dialogue and interaction with Rosalind Lloyd (Jennie Skellern) lets him down. A switch between the character of merciless undercover agent and likeable family-guy he's clearly not comfortable with.
Both Judy Davis and Ingrid Pitt carry off superbly powerful female roles written beyond token-women-posing-with-machine-guns. Particularly Pitt who's performance adds a sadistic ominance whenever she's on screen.
Action wise, several brutally vicious fight sequences added to the gobsmacking finale make this one hell of a movie.
Who Dares Wins does get bogged down a little in the posturing grandstanding of Woodward, Widmark and Davis late on where the focus changes.
Maximum plus points to Phil Meheux (cinematographer) for the truly heart-stopping footage.
All together a damn good 120 minutes and Britain's best shot at making an action movie. I love it, watch it whenever I can. HIGHLY RECOMMENDED and vastly underrated. Seventeen years on it's stood the test of time. Classic.
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