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Juggernaut

  • Drama
  • 1974
  • Richard Lester
  • 105 mins
  • PG

Summary

Race-against-time thriller starring Richard Harris, Omar Sharif, David Hemmings and Anthony Hopkins. When a mystery man calling himself "Juggernaut" plants seven bombs aboard a cruiseliner, the lives of 1,200 passengers are put in jeopardy, especially when the government refuses to pay a ransom.

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Review

A star rating of 3 out of 5.

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.

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Credits

Cast

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FallonRichard Harris
Captain Alex BrunelOmar Sharif
Charlie BraddockDavid Hemmings
Superintendent John McCleodAnthony Hopkins
Barbara BannisterShirley Knight
Nicholas PorterIan Holm
CorriganClifton James
Social director CurtainRoy Kinnear
Susan McLeodCaroline Mortimer
HollingsworthMark Burns
HughesJohn Stride
Sidney BucklandFreddie Jones
Commander MarderJulian Glover
O'NeillCyril Cusack
Mr BakerMichael Hordern
Chief Engineer MallicentJack Watson
AzadRoshan Seth
Detective BrownKenneth Colley
BridgemanKenneth Cope
DriscollJohn Bindon
The walkerBen Aris
Juggernaut's contactTom Chadbon
HelmsmanSimon MacCorkindale
DigbyPaul Antrim

Crew

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DirectorRichard Lester

Details

Theatrical distributor
United Artists Corp. Ltd
Guidance
Edited for language.
Available on
video and DVD
Formats
Colour
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