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The Terrorists (1975)

Ransom (original title)
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 (Sean Connery) is assigned to ... See full summary »

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Caspar Wrede (as Casper Wrede)

Writer:

Paul Wheeler
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Sean Connery ... Tahlvik
Ian McShane ... Petrie
Jeffry Wickham Jeffry Wickham ... Barnes
Isabel Dean ... Mrs. Palmer
John Quentin John Quentin ... Shepherd
Robert Harris ... Palmer
James Maxwell ... Bernhard
William Fox William Fox ... Ferris
Harry Landis ... Lookout Pilot
Norman Bristow Norman Bristow ... Denver
John Cording ... Bert
Christopher Ellison ... Pete
Richard Hampton Richard Hampton ... Joe
Preston Lockwood Preston Lockwood ... Hislop
Karen Maxwell Karen Maxwell ... Eva
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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 (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>

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Taglines:

Hijackers. Kidnappers. Killers. Only one man can stop them. See more »

Genres:

Crime | Drama | Thriller

Certificate:

PG | See all certifications »
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Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

27 February 1975 (UK) See more »

Also Known As:

The Terrorists See more »

Filming Locations:

Oslo, Norway See more »

Company Credits

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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color (Eastmancolor) (uncredited)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Closing credits: All characters and events in this film are fictitious. Any similarity to actual events or persons living or dead is purely coincidental. See more »

Quotes

Nils Tahlvik: National security becomes a farce if we throw away the rule of law.
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Crazy Credits

Opening credits prologue: SCANDINAVIA DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR See more »

Connections

Referenced in Casper och den förbjudna filmen (2009) See more »

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Undistingushed Thriller.
7 September 2013 | by AaronCapenBannerSee all my reviews

Sean Connery plays Scandanavian military police chief Nils Tahlvik, assigned to deal with a high jacked British plane that has landed at their airport. The terrorists make various demands that Tahlvik must meet if he wants to save the plane filled with passengers...

Undistinguished yarn has little going for it other than Sean Connery's commanding performance, and a surprise twist at the end that perhaps doesn't bear close scrutiny.... Regardless, though not at all bad, it contains little to make it memorable.

With all respect to Mr. Connery, were films like this and "Zardoz" worth giving up playing James Bond?


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