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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, 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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The HK sling system used by the SAS in the film is an older method common for the time period in which the weapon was slung on the strong side and thrown backward as one Commando does when he transitions to his pistol. The preferred method now is to sling the weapon across the weak side which the user can simply release the weapon and it will "shift" to the weak side hip and shoulder to permit easier transition to the handgun and safer handling of the primary as one does not need to sweep it aside, covering friendly forces with the muzzle. See more »


Every time the terrorists speak, the caption on the screen says "speaking Arabic". The language they are speaking is not Arabic and this happens throughout the entire film. See more »


Max Vernon: We can't negotiate in the bloody press!
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Referenced in Good Morning Britain: Episode dated 21 November 2017 (2017) See more »

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A week of middle-east circus in London!
24 December 2017 | by Reno-RanganSee all my reviews

The 1980 London terror attack. Those days are just the beginning of this new terrorism culture of middle-east. By the way, why should the world care about if one terror seeking just from another. That's the platform of this film. All about middle-east shit, dragged into the west.

Based on the real. The film was slow, though a decent film. Obviously predictable, but worth a watch. When the iranese embassy was taken hostage by a terror group with demands placed the England government to fulfil, how they have tackled the situation was told from multiple people's angle who were involved in it.

One thing it's missing was the some aspect of the tale from the hostages. I don't know why they did emotionalised this tale. Especially from the negative side. The actors were nice, the production too. Other than that it was not a most expected film of the year. Maybe not many have heard of it. Except it's more like a television film, I think once watchable.


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18 August 2017 (USA) See more »

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