History Film / NorthSeaHijack

16th Apr '18 9:59:34 AM Zuxtron
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* DangerousWindows: Lou and Harold are shot with harpoons through windows.



* WindowPain: Lou and Harold are shot with harpoons through windows.
5th Apr '18 4:20:02 PM Saveelich
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''North Sea Hijack'' is a 1979 British action thriller film directed by Andrew V. [=McLaglen=], starring Creator/RogerMoore, Creator/JamesMason, 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''. Trailers for the original U.S. theatrical release included the tagline "He doesn't need a licence to kill", referring to Roger Moore's [[Film/JamesBond most famous role]].

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''North Sea Hijack'' is a 1979 British action thriller film directed by Andrew V. [=McLaglen=], starring Creator/RogerMoore, Creator/JamesMason, and Anthony Perkins.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''. Trailers for the original U.S. theatrical release included the tagline "He doesn't need a licence to kill", referring to Roger Moore's [[Film/JamesBond most famous role]].
21st Feb '18 7:00:18 AM marcoasalazarm
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* BunnyEarsLawyer: Rufus Excalibur ffolkes is probably the most misogynist man alive in the whole of 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.

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* BunnyEarsLawyer: Rufus Excalibur ffolkes is probably the most misogynist man alive in the whole of Great Britain(or 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 in the United Kingdom, if not the world.



* FreudianExcuse: The reason why ffolkes dislikes women so much because he was forced to wear girls clothes until he was ten. Among other things. (Ironically, [[spoiler: he later mistakes a female crew member, dressed in manly closes, for a boy]].)

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* FreudianExcuse: The reason why ffolkes dislikes women so much because he was forced to wear girls clothes until he was ten. Among other things. (Ironically, [[spoiler: he [[spoiler:he later mistakes a female crew member, dressed in manly closes, for a boy]].)



* TamperingWithFoodAndDrink: The crew of Esther attempts to poison the terrorists with tampered food. Unfortunately Kramer catches wise and force-pours the whole pot of tainted coffee down the cook's throat.

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* TamperingWithFoodAndDrink: The crew of Esther attempts to poison the terrorists with tampered food. Unfortunately Kramer catches wise and force-pours the whole pot kettle of tainted coffee down the cook's throat.


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* ThisIsNoTimeForKnitting: Said almost word for word by ''Ruth'''s secretary when she sees ffolkes is doing his embroidery to pass the time. ffolkes explains that, considering that an important part of the plan is to drive Kramer crazy by pretending to be following his demands at a painfully slow pace, then yeah, it actually ''is'' a good time for knitting.
21st Feb '18 6:50:46 AM marcoasalazarm
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* TamperingWithFoodAndDrink: The crew of Esther attempts to poison the terrorists with tampered food.

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* TamperingWithFoodAndDrink: The crew of Esther attempts to poison the terrorists with tampered food. Unfortunately Kramer catches wise and force-pours the whole pot of tainted coffee down the cook's throat.
21st Feb '18 6:48:31 AM marcoasalazarm
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* SpannerInTheWorks: The plan to take out the terrorists originally included ffolkes being on board the ''Esther'' (disguised as an aide of the negotiating Admiral) with a concealed pistol (they would ask to use the ship's radio at a certain time, which would put ffolkes right on the ship's cabin at the time of the raid). The problem then became that Kramer caught HateAtFirstSight of ffolkes and ordered him off the boat immediately, necessitating ffolkes' swim back to the ''Esther'' with gear facilitated from the rig so he could be part of his team's assault.
22nd Dec '17 3:28:53 PM marcoasalazarm
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* BombDisposal: Played with in that the bomb rigs on all three hijacked pieces of equipment have hefty counter-tampering measures and it's pretty obvious that they can't be disarmed in time -- so ffolkes' plan? Have the people on ''Jennifer'' set off a '''massive''' explosion to make the terrorists believe that the rig blew up sky-high because of some accident while trying to defuse the bomb and thus buy time for the specialists.



* DieHardOnAnX: Seemingly a precursor to the genre, with terrorists hijacking an oil platform, beating ''Franchise/DieHard'' by nearly a decade.

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* DieHardOnAnX: Seemingly a precursor to the genre, with terrorists hijacking an oil platform, beating ''Franchise/DieHard'' by nearly a decade. A variation in that a lot of the plot's run time goes into all sides trying to outsmart each other.
* EveryoneHasStandards: Even Lou Kramer jumps in shock at the (faked) explosion of the ''Jennifer'' oil rig and when he tries to continue talking to the officer in charge of ''Ruth'' (who hung up, on ffolkes' orders) he says that he understands why the man did that, and frankly can't blame him.
9th Nov '17 12:13:21 AM Saveelich
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''North Sea Hijack'' is a 1979 British action thriller film directed by Andrew V. [=McLaglen=], starring Creator/RogerMoore, Creator/JamesMason, 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''. Trailers for the original U.S. theatrical release included the tagline "He doesn't need a [[Film/JamesBond licence to kill]]".

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''North Sea Hijack'' is a 1979 British action thriller film directed by Andrew V. [=McLaglen=], starring Creator/RogerMoore, Creator/JamesMason, 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''. Trailers for the original U.S. theatrical release included the tagline "He doesn't need a licence to kill", referring to Roger Moore's [[Film/JamesBond licence to kill]]".
most famous role]].
9th Nov '17 12:10:33 AM Saveelich
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* CaliforniaDoubling: The scenes in Norway were shot in Ireland.
23rd Sep '17 11:12:38 AM SolidTrig
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* SuddenlyShouting: Kramer lapses into this more and more as the film progresses. An especially noteworthy example occurs when he figures out that the sailors on the boat he hijacked were trying to poison him and his gang.

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* SuddenlyShouting: Kramer lapses into this more and more as the film progresses. An especially noteworthy example occurs when he figures out that the sailors on the boat he hijacked ''Esther'' were trying to poison him and his gang.
23rd Sep '17 11:11:33 AM SolidTrig
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* SuddenlyShouting: Kramer lapses into this more and more as the film progresses. An especially noteworthy example occurs when he figures out that the sailors on the boat he hijacked were trying to poison him and his gang.
-->'''Kramer''': What were you gonna do, sailor boy? Fill us full of poison and then laugh while we rolled around and died? Is that what you were gonna do? '''WAS IT!?'''
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