History Film / NorthSeaHijack

23rd May '17 7:44:55 AM nightkiller
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''North Sea Hijack'' is a British action thriller film released in 1979, starring Creator/RogerMoore, James Mason, and Anthony Perkins. It is based on the novel ''Esther, Ruth and Jennifer'' by Jack Davies. The film has been re-issued under several other titles: ''North Sea Hijack'' was the original British title, but the film was issued internationally as ''ffolkes'' and later shown on TV as ''Assault Force''.

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''North Sea Hijack'' is a British action thriller film released in 1979, starring Creator/RogerMoore, James Mason, and Anthony Perkins. It is based on the novel ''Esther, Ruth and Jennifer'' by Jack Davies. The film has been re-issued under several other titles: ''North Sea Hijack'' was the original British title, but the film was issued internationally as ''ffolkes'' and later shown on TV as ''Assault Force''.
Force''. Trailers for the original U.S. theatrical release included the tagline "He doesn't need a [[Franchise/JamesBond licence to kill]].
23rd May '17 7:37:55 AM nightkiller
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* WesternTerrorists: The bad guys. Their leader Kramer doesn't like to be called such, as he claims to do it for money rather than any religious ideology.

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* WesternTerrorists: The bad guys. Their leader Kramer doesn't like to be called such, as he claims to do it for money rather than any religious any ideology.
23rd May '17 7:32:53 AM nightkiller
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* BunnyEarsLawyer: Rufus Excalibur ffolkes is probably the most misogynist man alive in the whole of England (or pretty damn close) and full of BrutalHonesty, but he is a masterful MagnificentBastard that has trained the best amphibious tactical assault team on the United Kingdom, if not the world.

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* BunnyEarsLawyer: Rufus Excalibur ffolkes is probably the most misogynist man alive in the whole of England (or Great Britain(or pretty damn close) and full of BrutalHonesty, but he is a masterful MagnificentBastard that has trained the best amphibious tactical assault team on the United Kingdom, if not the world.
13th May '17 1:00:32 PM nombretomado
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* NoCelebritiesWereHarmed: The Prime Minister is a woman. Not surprising, given [[MargaretThatcher who was Prime Minister]] at the time.

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* NoCelebritiesWereHarmed: The Prime Minister is a woman. Not surprising, given [[MargaretThatcher [[UsefulNotes/MargaretThatcher who was Prime Minister]] at the time.
4th Apr '17 9:42:18 PM marcoasalazarm
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* BunnyEarsLawyer: Rufus Excalibur ffolkes is probably the most misogynist man alive in the whole of England (or pretty damn close) and full of BrutalHonesty, but he is a masterful MagnificentBastard that has trained the best amphibious tactical assault team on the United Kingdom, if not the world.
1st Apr '17 8:39:12 PM marcoasalazarm
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* HarpoonGun: ffolkes and his men are armed with them in the climax.

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* HarpoonGun: ffolkes and his men are armed with them in the climax. Justified because of the needed stealth (and ffolkes is quick to mention that his men are well-trained in anatomy and will surely make the gun's one shot an InstantDeathBullet).
1st Apr '17 8:37:23 PM marcoasalazarm
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* {{Asexuality}}: ffolkes.

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* {{Asexuality}}: ffolkes.ffolkes, with a pretty strong side order of misogyny.


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* DrillSergeantNasty: ffolkes' EstablishingCharacterMoment in the film is him giving his team a harsh dress-down for being inefficient on their training... and then making them run the same underwater course again ''while he's dropping grenades in the water to encourage them into swimming faster''.
14th Oct '16 10:33:57 AM Saveelich
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''North Sea Hijack'' is a British action thriller film released in 1979, starring Creator/RogerMoore, Creator/JamesMason, and Creator/AnthonyPerkins. It is based on the novel ''Esther, Ruth and Jennifer'' by Jack Davies. The film has been re-issued under several other titles: ''North Sea Hijack'' was the original British title, but the film was issued internationally as ''ffolkes'' and later shown on TV as ''Assault Force''.

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''North Sea Hijack'' is a British action thriller film released in 1979, starring Creator/RogerMoore, Creator/JamesMason, James Mason, and Creator/AnthonyPerkins.Anthony Perkins. It is based on the novel ''Esther, Ruth and Jennifer'' by Jack Davies. The film has been re-issued under several other titles: ''North Sea Hijack'' was the original British title, but the film was issued internationally as ''ffolkes'' and later shown on TV as ''Assault Force''.
23rd Aug '16 11:02:52 PM Michael_McManus
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* DieHardOnAnX: Seemingly a precursor to the genre, with terrorists hijacking an oil platform, beating ''Franchise/DieHard'' by nearly a decade. While all the parts are in place for a ''Die Hard'' clone, it's actually a subversion, since the film is quite slow-paced and focuses more on the protagonists' carefully-planned tactics rather than action.

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* DieHardOnAnX: Seemingly a precursor to the genre, with terrorists hijacking an oil platform, beating ''Franchise/DieHard'' by nearly a decade. While all the parts are in place for a ''Die Hard'' clone, it's actually a subversion, since the film is quite slow-paced and focuses more on the protagonists' carefully-planned tactics rather than action.
9th Aug '16 5:03:37 AM Morgenthaler
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* {{Norway}}: The film is explicitly set near Stavanger.
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