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.

Director:

Toa Fraser

Writers:

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
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Storyline

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, the world witnessed a new way to tackle terrorism. See more »


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Rated R for violence and language | See all certifications »

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Trivia

SAS standard issue for the 22nd SAS Counter-Revolutionary Warfare Wing is the HK MP-5 9mm submachine gun, commonly known then as tm"the Hockler". The issued handgun was the Browning High Powe 9mm modified for reliability and accuracy by SAS armorers. See more »

Goofs

Some of the weapons carried by the SAS team have parts that were developed much later than the 1980 period, e.g. lowers developed for US navy in '86 and F style stocks that were part of the 2000 update. See more »

Quotes

Max Vernon: We can't negotiate in the bloody press!
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Connections

References The Final Option (1982) See more »

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Shame about the stupidly exaggerated accents and the terrible acting by Abbie Cornish aka Corny.
4 February 2019 | by zippydjhSee all my reviews

A reasonable interpretation but a shame about the stupidly exaggerated accents and the terrible acting by Abbie Cornish aka Corny. She was great in Jack Ryan, don't know what happened here.


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New Zealand | UK

Language:

English | Arabic | Persian

Release Date:

18 August 2017 (USA) See more »

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6 Days See more »

Filming Locations:

London, England, UK See more »

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Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$316,946
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Dolby Digital

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Color

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2.35 : 1
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