Richard Lester (1974)

PG Certificate


Our Score
Director Richard Lester was much more at home with those cheeky Beatles movies, but he does his best with this stark thriller about a luxury liner threatened by a mad bomber. It's the superb editing that carries the day, creating the required amount of tension. Unfortunately, female lead Shirley Knight is given little to do, existing simply as a romantic footnote to ship's captain Omar Sharif's libido, and in the male-heavy cast, Richard Harris, David Hemmings and Anthony Hopkins provide the brains and brawn to save some pretty vacuous lives.


A transatlantic liner and its 1,200 passengers are threatened by a bomber, forcing a team of demolition experts into a desperate race against time to avert a catastrophe. Thriller, starring Richard Harris, Anthony Hopkins, Omar Sharif, Ian Holm and David Hemmings.

Cast & Crew

Fallon Richard Harris
Supt John McCleod Anthony Hopkins
Nicholas Porter Ian Holm
Charlie Braddock David Hemmings
Capt Brunel Omar Sharif
Barbara Banister Shirley Knight
Mr Corrigan Clifton James
Social Director Curtain Roy Kinnear
Director Richard Lester
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Other Information

Language: EnglishColourTheatrical distributor: United Artists Corp. LtdGuidance: Edited for language. Available on: video and DVD