In a Scandinavian country, national security chief Colonel Tahlvik is tasked to rescue the passengers of a high-jacked British airliner while the British Ambassador is being held hostage at his residence by another terrorist team.
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A gang of hijackers led by Ray Petrie (Ian McShane) seize a British plane as it is landing in Scandinavia. Ruthless Military Police Chief Colonel Tahlvik (Sir Sean Connery) is assigned to rescue the plane and its passengers. But he must also deal with the problem of the British Ambassador, whose residence has been seized by a second group of terrorists.Written by
Jonathon Dabell <J.D.@pixie.ntu.ac.uk>
fine 1970s thriller with GREAT Jerry Goldsmith score
I cannot believe the negative comments I am reading here. This is a complex, atmospheric and well-acted thriller, which fully captures the 1970s atmosphere of European terrorism, fashion and mannerisms.
The photography is stunning of the Norwegian snowbound landscapes, and Sean Connery gives one of his best performances.
And to cap it all there is a great - and I mean GREAT score by Jerry Goldsmith, one of this best.
Check the scene of the plane chase through the mountains, also the stylish montage of scenes involving London being struck by terrorism in the opening credits and the way the photofit of the terrorist leader gradually appears.
Goldsmith's score is so good, it is worth watching for that alone!
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