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6 Days (2017)

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Based on the Iranian Embassy siege of 1980, this action-thriller dramatizes a six-day standoff between armed Iranian Arabs and SAS soldiers ready for a counterattack.


Toa Fraser


Glenn Standring, Rusty Firmin (story consultant)
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Jamie Bell ... Rusty Firmin
Mark Strong ... Max Vernon
Abbie Cornish ... Kate Adie
Martin Shaw ... Dellow
Tim Pigott-Smith ... William Whitelaw
Ben Turner ... Salim
Emun Elliott ... Roy
Aymen Hamdouchi ... Faisal
Andrew Grainger Andrew Grainger ... Ray
Colin Garlick Colin Garlick ... John Mac
Colin Moy ... Hector Gullan
Toby Leach Toby Leach ... PC Trevor Lock
Martin Hancock ... Bill (BBC Cameraman)
Xavier Horan Xavier Horan ... Tom Morrell
Te Kohe Tuhaka ... Tak


In April 1980, armed gunmen stormed the Iranian Embassy in Princes Gate, London and took all inside hostage. Over the next six days a tense standoff took place, all the while a group of highly trained soldiers from the SAS prepared for a raid the world had never seen. Written by GFC

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London 1980. Iranian Embassy. 6 terrorists. 26 hostages. The SAS at the ready. See more »

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Rated R for violence and language | See all certifications »

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Did You Know?


The SAS, SBS and other elite units in the British military have been using Sig P228, 229 and 226 9mm handguns for over 20 years. See more »


The embassy was taken on the 30th April 1980. When the terrorists first enter there is a B11 series, Nissan Sunny 1.5 SGL Wagon parked outside (TNN 998W) - however the W registration letter was not issued until 1st August 1980. Furthermore, in 1980 Nissan cars were still branded and marketed as Datsun, not Nissan. The Nissan Sunny B11 series cars were only introduced after late 1981. See more »


Max Vernon: We can't negotiate in the bloody press!
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I was hoping for a little more from the film's climax, but still worth seeing.
18 October 2017 | by HellmantSee all my reviews

'6 DAYS': Three and a Half Stars (Out of Five)

A biographical action film about the 1980 Iranian embassy siege in London, and the heroic SAS soldiers that ended it. The movie was directed by Toa Fraser, and it was written by Glenn Standring. It stars Jamie Bell, Mark Strong, Abbie Cornish and Ben Turner. The film has received mostly positive reviews from critics, and it's now available on both video and VOD. I found it to be an interesting history lesson, and somewhat thrilling at times.

On April 30th, 1980 six armed Iranians raided the Iranian Embassy, in Princess Gate, London, and took 25 hostages. The world watched the intense drama on TV, for six days, while BBC reporter Kate Adie (Cornish) boldly covered it. Chief Inspector Max Vernon (Strong) handled the negotiations over the phone, with the terrorists' leader, Salim (Turner). While an SAS unit, including Rusty Firmin (Bell), prepared to regain control of the Embassy by force.

The movie is definitely interesting, and it has an especially insightful (somewhat sympathetic) view of the Iranian gunmen, especially their leader Salim. The Max Vernon character is also pretty sympathetic, and well played by Strong (who's always good). Ben Turner is also really good in his role. I was hoping for a little more from the film's climax though, I have to admit, but it is a well made and somewhat educational film.

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18 August 2017 (USA) See more »

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