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North Sea Hijack

  • Thriller
  • Action
  • 1979
  • Andrew V McLaglen
  • 95 mins
  • 15

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.

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Review

A star rating of 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.

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Credits

Cast

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Rufus Excalibur FfolkesRoger Moore
Admiral Sir Francis BrinsdenJames Mason
Lou KramerAnthony Perkins
ShulmanMichael Parks
KingDavid Hedison
OlafsenJack Watson
FletcherGeorge Baker
TippingJeremy Clyde
HerringDavid Wood
Prime MinisterFaith Brook
SannaLea Brodie
AckermanAnthony Pullen Shaw
SarahJennifer Hilary

Crew

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DirectorAndrew V McLaglen

Details

Released on
1980-04-03
Languages
English
Guidance
Edited for violence.
Available on
video and DVD
Formats
Colour
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