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Thunder Point (1998)

50 Years after World War II Hitler's deadly 'The Windsor Protocol' turns up. This document shouldn't be in wrong hands, so the British call upon a smart criminal to retain it.

Director:

George Mihalka

Writers:

Jack Higgins (novel), Morrie Ruvinsky
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Kyle MacLachlan ... Sean Dillon
Pascale Bussières ... Jenny Baker
Chris Wiggins Chris Wiggins ... Charles Ferguson
Jean LeClerc ... (as Jean Leclerc)
Cedric Smith ... Henry Baker
David Hemblen ... Sir Francis
Steve Adams
Kenneth Welsh ... Armstrong
Michael Sarrazin ... Crawford
Deano Clavet ... Junior
Gerard Parkes ... Prime Minister
Gillian Ferrabee Gillian Ferrabee ... Angela
Michael Scherer ... Mike Goon / Bus Driver (as Mike Scherer)
Gregory Hlady ... Russian Soldier
Claude Grisé ... Maitre D'
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50 Years after World War II Hitler's deadly 'The Windsor Protocol' turns up. This document shouldn't be in wrong hands, so the British call upon a smart criminal to retain it. Written by Hans Arentsen <arent@iname.com>

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One man has made the top of everyone's hit list.

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Thriller

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for strong violence, some sexuality and language | See all certifications »

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Country:

UK | Canada

Language:

English

Release Date:

30 May 1998 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Jack Higgins' Thunder Point See more »

Filming Locations:

Barbados See more »

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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color
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Trivia

Kenneth Welsh plays villain Armstrong to Kyle MacLachlan's hero, mirroring their respective roles as Windom Earl and Dale Cooper in Twin Peaks. See more »

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Follows Midnight Man (1997) See more »

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Piece o'crap
6 March 2007 | by ChrisHawk78See all my reviews

This movie is basically trash. The original by Jack Higgins, which I have read would have made a very nice thriller for the big screen if just converted and not completely torn apart to produce something that might have been cut together from a trashcan. The original novel might not be Higgins best but is still highly enjoyable, set in the Virgin Islands with charming recognizable characters and a distinct plot. A Nazi submarine is found by amateur diver Henry Baker. Inside he finds a diary and the so-called Windsor protocol. Recognizing the importance he takes it to a friend in London, Rear Admiral Travers, who refers it to the prime minister. Sean Dillon, a much wanted terrorist is then trapped in Yugoslavia and forced to help Charles Fergfuson of Group 4 (A security service answering only to 10 Downing Street) to recover a book containing names of people who would support the Nazis after the war. Here begins a murderous race between Dillon and Max Santiago, brought into the race by a British politician who's father is one of the most important names in the book. There is no reason to change the location (despite the cost perhaps?) and no reason to mess up the appearance of the main character(s) and certainly no reason at all to make a sequel called the Windsor protocol.

Would someone please see that justice will be done and make a proper film version of this book?


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