It's suspected that a peace/anti-nuke organization in UK has some extremists willing to use terrorism. The action will probably be against an embassy in London. The SAS/Special Air Service try to get the organization infiltrated.
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A trooper with the British Special Air Service (SAS) infiltrates a radical political group who are planning a terrorist operation against American dignitaries. A glamourized look at the methods and tactics of the famed British anti-terrorist squad.The SAS are a elite army unit which as well as its Anti terrorist role also performs covert and overt training of friendly countries armed forces and operates enemy lines.Written by
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For publicity, cinemas were embellished with displays of Union Jacks. The original Rank Organisation Press Book provided the following instructions: "Study carefully the stills from Who Dares Wins to get an idea of what the S.A.S. uniform looks like. From this you may gauge the type of gear in which to dress your street stunt squad to support the film. Male members of your staff, as well as college students, should be approached to help in this Task Force. Have your Who Dares Wins Task Force carry out carefully-planned 'raids' on local newspaper offices and stores at peak hours to attract the maximum public attention. Their object being to 'rescue' the editor or store manager and supply him with press kits, posters, etc. on the film... A TRIBUTE TO SAS HEROES - Who Dares Wins is a film tribute to the action men of the S.A.S. Many films today are down-beat in their approach to patriotism, so let it be known far and wide that British producer Euan Lloyd is proudly waving the Union Jack for Who Dares Wins." See more »
During the Embassy storm sequence two dummies are clearly used dangling from a helicopter, representing SAS soldiers entering the building through the top floor windows. See more »
[S.A.S. burst into Mews and kill the terrorists]
Policeman at Mews:
You blokes do that again. It was a bit fast for me.
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In final credits, "Military Advisors" are listed as "Anonymous." See more »
History has been kind to Who Dares Wins (the original UK title). Panned by critics , probably due to the bad timing of the film's release (1980 Iranian Embassy Siege, 1982 Falklands War), it's actually very popular. Yes, there are some cheesy dialogue scenes and some hammy acting, but the SAS choreographed action is top notch and Roy Budd's score is rousingly funky. Lewis Collins is as hard-nosed and arrogantly top rate as ever but looks like he's suffering from Bodie-fatigue.A well scripted sequel would be well received with Collins as an older Skellern. Get him doing what he does best.
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