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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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Watchable thick-ear - if you can stomach the laughable plot.
Lewis Collins used to be in a hit series called The Professionals which was the height of 70's b/s TV. A strange special unit (CI5) that went around London firing guns, chasing people in pre ABS Ford Escorts, crashing through windows and doing other things that look good on the box. This is a bit more of the same. Not the same story, but lots of things that make little sense, but do provide cheap thrills for the undemanding audience.
The SAS are a kick-down-the-door British military unit that goes to places that others don't and is the creme de la creme of the British forces. However rather limited in scope and purpose. Collins plays Capt. Peter Skellen who pretends to have been kick out of the service in order to infiltrate a terrorist gang hiding behind CND.
(I bet they were pleased!)
While "hide in plain sight" is not unknown in security service circles what goes on here piles the unlikely on the unlikely until the whole thing starts creaking before the plot has even been set up. Can you imagine what it will get like later?
Thankfully the terrorists are thick as short planks and plain crap at their job - so no great detective skills are needed. They even hover under revolutionary posters just in case you don't get their drift or politics.
Indeed Collins merely has to give a couple of cheap chat-up lines to female revolutionary Judy Davis (is this where it all started to go wrong dear?) and her easy-off pants are history. Talk about pushover - there are crack addicted prostitutes who would be harder work!
It all boils down to a grand climax that we can all see coming like a Dutch milk train with serious engine trouble, but don't let me spoil the fun - if you are the sort that can live with the above.
To make things more kosher stars of yesteryear come on to do their bit and I give them great credit - they have all waited until the director has shouted "cut" before demanding their cheques.
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