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6 Days (2017)

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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 »

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Toa Fraser

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Glenn Standring
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Cast

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 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 ... Trevor Lock
Martin Hancock ... Bill (BBC Cameraman)
Xavier Horan ... Tom Morrell
Te Kohe Tuhaka ... Tak
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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 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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Release Date:

18 August 2017 (USA) See more »

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6 Dias See more »

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$316,946
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Dolby Digital

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2.35 : 1
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Trivia

Rusty Firmin also wrote a book about the siege called "Go, Go, Go!" See more »

Goofs

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 »

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Max Vernon: We can't negotiate in the bloody press!
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Really worth your time, even if some things could have been done better
13 November 2017 | by shaunvanhaelewijnSee all my reviews

I was somehow shocked when I saw the ratings this movie got. Sure, this movie will not win big awards, or anything like that. But I actually truly enjoyed this picture, as an interesting movie about a historical fact that I didn't really know about due to my young age.

The movie doesn't lose time on futile details. It's an honest depiction of what happened over those six days. It starts immediately with the hostage. The movie feels genuine, and not meant as a brutal action movie.

Keeping details true to the facts is of course a good thing. But somewhere on the line, they forgot about character development. There were some key characters, but without being really key characters. You could feel they were somehow important to the story, but you never really got a back story on them. The best example is the woman of the BBC. I didn't grew up in the UK, so I never heard of her. After the movie ended, they explained who she was. I think they could have done a lot more with the characters. You just didn't feel an attachment to any of the characters. Same with the terrorists and the negotiator.

To be fair, it's not easy to do all this in just 1 hour and half. I genuine feel this movie needed some more screen time. If you enjoy movies based on true stories or historical events, you won't be disappointed.


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