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