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The Terrorists (1975)

Ransom (original title)
In a Scandinavian country, national security chief Colonel Tahlvik is tasked to rescue the passengers of a high-jacked British airliner while the British Ambassador is being held hostage at his residence by another terrorist team.

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Casper Wrede

Writer:

Paul Wheeler
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Sean Connery ... Tahlvik
Ian McShane ... Petrie
Jeffry Wickham ... Barnes
Isabel Dean ... Mrs. Palmer
John Quentin John Quentin ... Shepherd
Robert Harris ... Palmer
James Maxwell ... Bernhard
William Fox William Fox ... Ferris
Harry Landis ... Lookout Pilot
Norman Bristow Norman Bristow ... Denver
John Cording ... Bert
Christopher Ellison ... Pete
Richard Hampton Richard Hampton ... Joe
Preston Lockwood Preston Lockwood ... Hislop
Karen Maxwell Karen Maxwell ... Eva
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Storyline

A gang of hijackers led by Ray Petrie (Ian McShane) seize a British plane as it is landing in Scandinavia. Ruthless Military Police Chief Colonel Tahlvik (Sir Sean Connery) is assigned to rescue the plane and its passengers. But he must also deal with the problem of the British Ambassador, whose residence has been seized by a second group of terrorists. Written by Jonathon Dabell <J.D.@pixie.ntu.ac.uk>

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SKYJACK. KIDNAP. A time-bomb of suspense has started ticking. Two nations are being held for ransom and... Sean Connery is the agent who takes on The Terrorists See more »

Genres:

Crime | Drama | Thriller

Certificate:

PG | See all certifications »
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Country:

UK | USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

27 February 1975 (UK) See more »

Also Known As:

The Terrorists See more »

Filming Locations:

Oslo, Norway See more »

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Budget:

$1,500,000 (estimated)
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Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color (Eastmancolor) (uncredited)

Aspect Ratio:

1.66 : 1
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Trivia

The little boy coming out of the toilet in the airplane keeps saying "bæsj" to one of the terrorists, who mimics the boy's word. "Bæsj" is the Norwegian word for "poo". See more »

Quotes

Nils Tahlvik: National security becomes a farce if we throw away the rule of law.
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Crazy Credits

Opening credits prologue: SCANDINAVIA DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR See more »

Connections

Referenced in Casper och den förbjudna filmen (2009) See more »

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Strong Performances by Connery and Mc Shane
20 October 1999 | by pictladySee all my reviews

Strong performances by leads Sean Connery and Ian Mc Shane, backed good action segments, pacing and fine winter locations. Poor editing in some spots causes the film to seem a bit stiff as does some inferior dubbing. Nice twists. Connery's always a pleasure to watch, and Mc Shane's bad guy provides an interesting touch as the head terrorist.


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