In 1825, an English aristocrat is captured by Native Americans. He lives with them and begins to understand their way of life. Eventually, he is accepted as part of the tribe and aspires to become their leader.
Some unknown maniac is threatening a navigation company to blow up one of its luxury transatlantics, the "Britannic", now in high sea with one thousand two hundred passengers. He is asking for a five hundred thousand pound sterling ransom, otherwise the seven bombs aboard will explode. An experienced anti-bomb squad is sent to the "Britannic", but although all the bombs are located, a very high skill level will be necessary to dismantle them. Perhaps that task is impossible.Written by
Luis Carvacho <firstname.lastname@example.org>
The plot was re-created almost beat for beat on MacGyver (1985) season one, episode fourteen, "Countdown". See more »
The scene where the Indian steward brings tea and toast to the children's and their mother's cabin (immediately after the pot of nails is knocked over in the corridor) he leaves immediately followed by the kids. Instantly outside, the steward is approaching from the far end of the corridor carrying a tray. See more »
This movie has long been one of my most viewed videos for the following reasons. It has the considerable talents of the late Mr Roy Kinnear absolutely larking about on the high seas as the entertainment officer, which as anybody knows who has been in the business, is performed with perfect abplom. He cannot be faulted in a role just made for his considerable skills. Tony Hopkins as always underplays his role just to the point where you would want to kick him in the pants and get a move on. But this is just another great performance in a super movie where dramatic build up is mounted on each act of terrorism to a state where you dont know what action is about to explode from the drums within. Freddie Jones as the Hijacker and Omar as the captain also excel. The great Richard Harris has his ears and hands absolutely full with the horrific possibilities of being blowing sky high by the explosives placed on the ship, watch it and see what I mean. Overall a great "Disaster" movie of the genre. Only criticism would be the lack of music score which I think would have added in places a nearly always dramatic effect, but still warrants an eight point five out of ten.
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