North Sea Hijack

  • 15
  • Andrew V McLaglen (1979)
  • UK
  • 95 min
North Sea Hijack
Film Review
Reviewed By
2 out of 5

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.

Plot Summary

Action adventure starring Roger Moore, James Mason and Anthony Perkins. When a gang of ruthless hijackers mounts a daring plot to destroy a mammoth North Sea oil rig, the British Government has to act fast, and one man - the most eccentric expert in the underwater sabotage game - is called up for the most dangerous mission of his life.

Cast and crew

Cast

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

Crew

Director
Andrew V McLaglen

Other Information

Language: 
English
Colour
Guidance: 
Edited for violence.
Available on video and DVD
Certificate 15
Categories
Drama