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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 ... See full summary »


Toa Fraser


Glenn Standring
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Jamie Bell ... Rusty Firmin
Mark Strong ... Max Vernon
Abbie Cornish ... Kate Adie
Martin Shaw ... Dellow
Ben Turner Ben Turner ... Salim
Emun Elliott ... Roy
Aymen Hamdouchi ... Faisal
Andrew Grainger Andrew Grainger ... Ray
Colin Garlick Colin Garlick ... John Mac
Te Kohe Tuhaka ... Tak
William Chubb William Chubb ... MI5 Spokesman
Ronan Vibert ... MI6 Spokesman
Tim Downie ... Jimmy
Sam Snedden Sam Snedden ... Sim Harris
Matthew Sunderland ... Tom Lovett


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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In the face of terror, a nation will show its strength. See more »

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for violence and language | See all certifications »

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Release Date:

18 August 2017 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

6 Dias See more »

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Production Co:

General Film Corporation See more »
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital



Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Did You Know?


In the opening scenes in the "killing house" the location is given as Stirling Lines, RAF Hereford. At the time of the siege, the Regiment was based at Bradbury Lines, an old Royal Artillery depot, in the south of the town of Hereford. The name was changed to Stirling Lines in 1984 in honour of the regiments founding father David Stirling. The regiment didn't move to the former RAF site until 1999. See more »


When the caretaker is looking at the model, he is escorted by a Sergeant with a full face bushy beard. A Pioneer Sergeant is the only position within the British Army allowed to have a beard. They are responsible for carpentry and joinery, which in the context of the scene, is exactly what he is doing. See more »


Max Vernon: We can't negotiate in the bloody press!
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Referenced in Good Morning Britain: Episode dated 2 February 2018 (2018) See more »

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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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