North Sea Hijack

North Sea Hijack

Andrew V McLaglen (1979)

95min
15 Certificate
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Our Score
Presumably because it was assumed that American audiences might not know where the North Sea was, this action caper was retitled ffolkes for the US market. In view of the age of the stars, they might have gone the whole hog and titled it Old Ffolkes Home. Roger Moore is the frogman hero, James Mason is an admiral and Anthony Perkins is, as usual, demented and planning to hijack a North Sea oil rig. It's sub-Bond, sub-Frederick Forsyth, even sub-Alistair MacLean. It tailored to the UK market of the time by cashing in on Britain's oil bonanza and by casting Faith Brook as the resident of 10 Downing Street. In a word, ffeeble.

Summary

A madman threatens to blow up two North Sea oil rigs using a stolen boat. The British government is unable to come up with a means of safely defusing the situation, until an eccentric millionaire volunteers the services of his counter-terrorist team to capture the vessel and bring those responsible to justice. Thriller, starring Roger Moore, James Mason, Anthony Perkins and David Hedison.

Cast & Crew

Rufus Excalibur Ffolkes Roger Moore
Admiral Sir Francis Brinsden James Mason
Lou Kramer Anthony Perkins
Shulman Michael Parks
King David Hedison
Olafsen Jack Watson
Fletcher George Baker
Tipping Jeremy Clyde
Herring David Wood
Prime Minister Faith Brook
Sanna Lea Brodie
Ackerman Anthony Pullen Shaw
Director Andrew V McLaglen
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Other Information

Language: English Colour Guidance: Edited for violence. Available on: Available on video and DVD

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