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Ffolkes

Duration:
West Germany:100 min | USA:95 min | UK:100 min
Genres:
Action | Adventure | Thriller
IMDB rate:
6.4
Director:
Andrew V. McLaglen
Details
Country: UK
Filming Locations: Pinewood Studios, Iver Heath, Buckinghamshire, England, UK
Cast
Actor
Character
Roger Moore
Ffolkes
James Mason
Admiral Brinsden
Anthony Perkins
Kramer
David Hedison
King
Jack Watson
Olafsen
George Baker
Fletcher
Jeremy Clyde
Tipping
David Wood
Herring
Faith Brook
Prime Minister
Philip O'Brien
Webb
John Westbrook
Dawnay
Jennifer Hilary
Sarah
John Lee
Phillips
Brook Williams
Helicopter Pilot
Tim Bentinck
Harris
Sabu Kimura
Saburo (as Saburo Kimura)
Eiji Kusuhara
Eiji
David Landbury
Eriksen
Alastair Llewellyn
Haakon
Sean Arnold
Schmidt
Eric Mason
Stallemo
Thane Bettany
Heyerdal
George Leech
Magnussen
Richard Graydon
Rasmussen
Mathias Kilroy
Olsen
Angela Thorne
Woman on Train
Martin Matthews
Man on Train
Lindsay Campbell
Shaw
Jonathan Newth
Kirk (as Jonathan Nuth)
Robert Swann
Miller (as Robert Swan)
William Abney
Gail
Barry Andrews
Truck Driver (uncredited)
David Ashford
Cab Driver (uncredited)
Dinny Powell
Member of ffolkes assault team (uncredited)
Greg Powell
Member of ffolkes assault team (uncredited)
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Trivia
For the filming of ship scenes involving rough seas, cast and crew had to get up very early in the morning for two of the six weeks on-board shooting so filming could catch the morning tide.
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Jack Davies, writer of both this film's source novel and its screenplay, spent two years researching the North Sea oil industry.
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The supply ship "Esther" was actually a Norwegian Viking Line's ship, the "Tor Viking". Filming aboard the ship took six weeks.
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Goofs
When ffolkes arrives at the railway station, it cuts to a British Rail high density suburban-type Diesel Multiple Unit arriving at the station. It then cuts back to ffolkes walking towards the train, and the train is now a cross-country type train with side corridor and compartments.
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There is an inconsistency trying to maintain "radio silence". A comment is made about not using the radio so that it cannot be picked up by the hijackers. First the admiral has to write the order to blow up the rig to go on the helicopter. Then Ffokes has a teletype sent to find out if his men are on the way. Finally when Ffolkes tells the PM that she has to blow up the boat, he is using the radio. So much for radio silence.
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Ffolkes uses military time couple of times, which is expected. But when on the rig and getting ready to go the ship, he has everyone sync their watches to 1114 rather than military time of 2314.
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Quotes
Lou Kramer: You'd better take that pussycat grin off your face or this guy's liable to carve it off.
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ffolkes: This is a copy of my Will, I need your signature to prove I'm of sound mind, I'm leaving everything to my cats. Well go on, sign it, man!
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ffolkes: Thanks, boy.
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Photos from cast
Lea Brodie Michael Parks Anthony Pullen Shaw