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Juggernaut (1974)

A blackmailer demands a huge ransom in exchange for information on how to disarm the seven bombs he placed aboard the transatlantic liner Britannic.

Director:

Richard Lester

Writers:

Richard Alan Simmons (as Richard De Koker), Alan Plater (additional dialogue)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Richard Harris ... Lt. Cmdr. Anthony Fallon
Omar Sharif ... Captain Alex Brunel
David Hemmings ... Charlie Braddock
Anthony Hopkins ... Supt. John McCleod
Shirley Knight ... Barbara Bannister
Ian Holm ... Nicholas Porter
Clifton James ... Corrigan
Roy Kinnear ... Social Director Curtain
Caroline Mortimer Caroline Mortimer ... Susan McCleod
Mark Burns ... Hollingsworth
John Stride ... Hughes
Freddie Jones ... Sidney Buckland
Julian Glover ... Commander Marder
Jack Watson ... Chief Engineer Mallicent
Roshan Seth ... Azad
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Storyline

Some unknown maniac is threatening a navigation company to blow up one of its luxury transatlantics, the "Britannic", now in high sea with one thousand two hundred passengers. He is asking for a five hundred thousand pound sterling ransom, otherwise the seven 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 Luis Carvacho <lcarvach@lascar.puc.cl>

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His ship is at the mercy of Juggernaut! [Omar Sharif] See more »

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Action | Drama | Thriller

Certificate:

PG | See all certifications »

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Country:

UK | USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

25 September 1974 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Juggernaut See more »

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Box Office

Gross USA:

$3,400,000
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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color (DeLuxe)| Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.66 : 1
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Trivia

"Cut the blue wire!" has been used in numerous other movies and television shows. See more »

Goofs

Juggernaut tells Porter that there are seven 50-gallon drums of Amatol on the ship, 7000 pounds total. This would mean each drum has to contain 1000 pounds of explosives. Amatol is a dry pressed or cast mixture of TNT and Ammonium Nitrate. Drums of that size typically only hold about 250 to 400 pounds of dry chemical compounds depending on their density, plus we know the drums are not full since each has a sizable cavity in the middle as seen during the defusing. See more »

Quotes

[Fallon and Braddock are trying to disable two of the bombs. Braddock's hand slips while turning a screw]
Charlie Braddock: I don't even know the man and he's trying to kill me.
Lt. Cmdr. Anthony Fallon: Haven't I told you about death? It's nature's way of saying you're in the wrong job.
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Connections

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Soundtracks

Auld Lang Syne
(1788)
Traditional Scottish 17th century music
Lyrics by Robert Burns
Played by a band when the Britannic is leaving port
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Large-scale and thrilling disaster movie about a doomed luxury liner in which a madman has planted bombs
14 April 2016 | by ma-cortesSee all my reviews

Exciting water-bound thriller about a crazy man who has planted explosives aboard a cruise ship and now in high sea with 1200 passengers . This big-budgeted disaster movie was professional and expertly directed by Richard Lester . It deals with a blackmailer who demands a huge ransom in exchange for information on how to disarm the seven bombs he placed aboard the transatlantic liner Britannic captained by Captain Alex Brunel (Omar Sharif) who while falls for a passenger (Shirley Knight) . As a nutty person plants explosives aboard a cruise ship and he mocks the crew about his plan over the wireless . He is asking for a £500,000 ransom , otherwise the bombs aboard will explode . An expert artificier Lt. Cmdr. Anthony Fallon (Richard Harris) is assigned to defuse them in the teeth of a howling gale , being helped by a competent as well as resourceful team (David Hemmings , Jack Watson , among others) . The countdown surges , while the explosive experts struggle to find the bombs . Meantime , back in England Supt. John McLeod (Anthony Hopkins) and other officers whose families are aboard races desperately to track down Juggernaut , the mad bomber . The greatest sea adventure in history has just begun !.

Nail-biting film that contains intrigue , unsettling scenes , thrills , emotion and it raises a fair amount of tension on its theme of seven bombs planted aboard ; resulting out to be pretty entertaining . This formula suspense movie belongs to catastrophe genre of the 70s , being the undisputed king , ¨The towering inferno¨ along with ¨Earthquake¨ , ¨Roller coaster¨ , ¨Two-Minute Warning¨ and many others ; this formula disaster movie was widely developed by Irwin Allen , previously winner of numerous Oscars for ¨Poseidon¨ until the failures as ¨Beyond Poseidon¨, ¨Swarm¨ and ¨When the time ran out¨ . Well-done drama that turns out to be an intriguing and suspenseful film . The tension is nice if not super-tense , though there are some boring sup-plots that undermine the action . As a sub-story involving an American called Corrigan/Clifton James is so negligible as to be simply not worthwhile . 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 . The movie was shot mainly aboard a real ocean liner , the Hamburg had recently been sold by its German owners to the Soviet Unión . As the production company -David V. Picker and Denis O'Dell as associate producer- soliciting extras who would take a lengthy cruise in the North Sea for free , but with the knowledge that the ship would actually seek out the worst possible weather . Main cast , -Richard Harris , Omar Sharif and Anthony Hopkins- give excellent interpretations . With special mention for Richard Harris who steals the show as the skillful Lt. Cmdr. Fallon , the brave leader who leads his expert team of men appointed to a risked assignment . Support cast is frankly awesome , all of them give memorable supporting portrayals , it is formed by an all-British-secondary-star-cast , such as : Freddie Jones , Ian Holm , Julian Glover , Cyril Cusack , Mark Burns , Jack Watson , Roshan Seth , Kenneth Colley and Roy Kinnear as the ship's comical social director . And it appears uncredited : Cyril Cusack , Gareth Thomas , Michael Hordern and Simon MacCorkindale .

It displays a colorful and gripping cinematography in Panavision by Gerry Fisher , including persistent high-angle shots photographing the cruise ship , nice camera-work and use of close-ups on bombs . Intriguing and atmospheric score by Ken Thorne . Suspenseful and fine direction by a magnificent professional , Richard Lester . The project was originally to be directed by Bryan Forbes . After his departure , Don Taylor was hired , but departed four weeks before shooting was to begin . Richard Lester then came on board . Rating : Good and entertaining , it's a fairly watchable disaster movie .


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