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ffolkes (1980)

North Sea Hijack (original title)
When terrorists take over two oil rigs, and threaten to blow them up if their demands are not met, an eccentric anti-terrorism expert volunteers his unique commando unit to stop them.

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Andrew V. McLaglen

Writers:

Jack Davies, Jack Davies (novel)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Roger Moore ... Ffolkes
James Mason ... Admiral Brinsden
Anthony Perkins ... Kramer
Michael Parks ... Shulman
David Hedison ... King
Jack Watson ... Olafsen
George Baker ... Fletcher
Jeremy Clyde Jeremy Clyde ... Tipping
David Wood ... Herring
Faith Brook ... Prime Minister
Lea Brodie ... Sanna
Anthony Pullen Shaw Anthony Pullen Shaw ... Ackerman
Philip O'Brien ... Webb
John Westbrook John Westbrook ... Dawnay
Jennifer Hilary ... Sarah
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Storyline

A terrorist (Anthony Perkins) holds an offshore drilling rig and production platform for ransom in the North Sea. Ffolkes (Roger Moore) a wealthy mysogynistic eccentric, volunteers to send his crack team of soldiers in to stop the terrorists. With few other options available, the British Government reluctantly accepts his help. Written by Teresa E Tutt <tuttt@rpi.edu>

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Taglines:

Terrorists of the High Seas . . . With a push of a button they threaten to blow up the biggest oil rig in the world. Only one man can stop them. [USA DVD] See more »


Certificate:

PG | See all certifications »

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Details

Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

18 April 1980 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Assault Force See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$805,511, 20 April 1980, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$2,993,772, 31 December 1980
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Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Though the character's full name is "Rufus Excalibur Ffolkes", the final credits only list him as "ffolkes". See more »

Goofs

Admiral Sir Francis Brimsden KCB ought to be addressed and referred to consistently as "Sir Francis," not by his last name and service rank. As a Knight of the Most Honourable Order of the Bath, he's earned that "Sir" form. Even ffolkes ought to know that. See more »

Quotes

ffolkes: A wet suit in vermilion. Just what one needs at night.
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Featured in Al Murray's Great British Spy Movies (2014) See more »

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Another side of Roger Moore
31 March 2005 | by leftyguns2See all my reviews

Roger Moore sure shows his versatility as an actor in this film, He play a character though not very unlike his James Bond "persona" physically and intellectually , but quite different than his soave debonair character typical of the bond films.

In Ffolkes he plays an eccentric former British Navy diver who is called upon to swart a terrorist attack on the North sea oil platforms. Anthony Perkins also gives an excellent performance as the head of a group of terrorist who forcibly takes control of a supply ship and threaten to blow up some oil platforms in the North Sea.

Moore's character is what make the entire film worth watching. He's an eccentric tough guy, who loves cats and a good shot of whiskey, he's also highly opinionated. To the point that drives some to dislike him.

Watch this film, It's non-stop action, and excellent dialoge.


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