Some unknown maniac is threatening a navigation company to blow up one of its luxury transatlantics, the "Britannic", now in high sea with 1200 passengers. He is asking for a £500,000 ransom, otherwise the 7 bombs aboard will explode. An experienced anti-bomb squad is sent to the "Britannic", but although all the bombs are located, a very high skill level will be necessary to dismantle them. Perhaps that task is impossible...Written by
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The film took its inspiration from an incident which occurred in 1972, when a man claimed he had planted a bomb on-board the QE2, and demanded a ransom. Cunard were prepared to pay the ransom, but the British Government decided instead to send in soldiers of the Special Boat Service, who parachuted into the North Atlantic one thousand miles from the UK, and boarded the QE2 to search for the device. The threat turned out to be a hoax, and the F.B.I. later caught the culprit. See more »
Young David sees a flag being hoisted and says it means that the ship is carrying explosives - before looking it up in his book. He should have looked it up first, as it is unlikely that he would have already memorised the flag. See more »
[Fallon is working to defuse one of the bombs, with Braddock copying his actions on another bomb, and Marder and his team in London making notes and offering advice]
The reading on the left is some sort of trigger mechanism. On no account cut the red wire before isolating the relay contacts.
Lt. Cmdr. Anthony Fallon:
I may be stupid, but I'm not *bloody* stupid.
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This movie is an all time classic. It is one of those films where the suspense keeps you on the edge of your chair right up to the last part of the film. It is about a expert who makes bombs as he enjoys taking people's lives. ( Freddie Jones). 7 Bombs that are encased in steel drums have been placed aboard the Atlantic cruiseliner "Britannic." These bombs have many booby traps set within them and the government and police call in a team of Bomb Disposal experts which is headed up by Fallon. (Richard Harris) and his counterpart Charlie Braddock, (David Hemmings)
A MUST see film with suspense around every corner.
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