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6.31 h 39 min198018+
Madman Lou Kramer (Anthony Perkins) captures and threatens to destroy a vital North Sea oil rig in 24 hours unless the British government delivers a huge ransom.
Andrew V. McLaglen
Roger MooreAnthony PerkinsJames Mason
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Michael ParksDavid Hedison
Elliott Kastner
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4.6 out of 5 stars

321 global ratings

  1. 79% of reviews have 5 stars
  2. 12% of reviews have 4 stars
  3. 4% of reviews have 3 stars
  4. 2% of reviews have 2 stars
  5. 3% of reviews have 1 stars
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A. W. WilsonReviewed in the United Kingdom on 11 February 2018
4.0 out of 5 stars
FFOLKES the AMERICAN title for "North Sea Hijack" Region Free
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A word of warning - in CAPITALS - Most of you will realise this, but "FFOLKES" is the American title for "NORTH SEA HIJACK" and somehow Amazon have mixed up all the reviews so it is hard tell which DVD is being written about...So - This review is for the American DVD "FFOLKES" which I got mainly because it clearly states "Subtitles", and they are good too, as is the 16.9 ratio transfer with good colour and sound. Apart from the subs there are no extras. Why the Americans chose to rename the film from it's origanal much better title is beyond me! Anyway, "Fffolkes" is Roger Moore who leads and trains a bunch of mercenaries who are the best of the best, tho quite how is never really made clear, and apart from Tim Bentink as Harris, a very unlikely hard case, we don't get to know them at all. (What did happen to Harris??). Moore is hired to save the planet from Anthony Perkins who has hijacked a massive oil rig and threatens to blow it up unless he gets 28 million pounds (even in 1980 this wasn't very ambitious). His gang consist of an overacting Michael Parks, and an actor who looks very like a young James Cosmo, but isn't. Funnily enough Perkins plays it straight and is all the more effective for it. Also "on board" are Jack Watson and Lea Brodie ( a lovely actress, much wasted.), and Faith Brook as our Prime Minister (guess which PM she is based on), David Hedison, George Baker, and miscellaneous cats. The stunt work and SFX are good and the plot is pacily directed by Andrew McGlaglen. Good fun for a Saturday Nt with a glass or two.
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John DunnetReviewed in the United Kingdom on 21 July 2021
5.0 out of 5 stars
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a good worth having
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peter garrattReviewed in the United Kingdom on 07 August 2021
5.0 out of 5 stars
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Always enjoy this film excellent cast,story always a joy to watch and not a swear word anywhere
stevoReviewed in the United Kingdom on 08 October 2020
5.0 out of 5 stars
action film
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good old action film
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David SeddonReviewed in the United Kingdom on 23 March 2022
1.0 out of 5 stars
Doesn’t work
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Nowhere in the description does it mention that it will not work on UK DVD’s unless they are multi regional
Susan lawrenceReviewed in the United Kingdom on 06 February 2020
5.0 out of 5 stars
Great film surprise ending
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I bought it as a replacement for my lost copy it’s a brilliant film story line, sense off humour, Perkins once again plays a fantastic pycopath
Sandra MacdougallReviewed in the United Kingdom on 03 April 2022
5.0 out of 5 stars
Take over
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this is just a fantastic film 🎥 100%
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