Following his successful foray into swashbuckler comedy with The Three Musketeers and The Four Musketeers, director Richard Lester made what has proved to be one of the few quality films from the disaster craze that dominated filmmaking in the mid-'70s. Juggernaut is the pseudonym of a madman (Freddie Jones) who plants several steel drums aboard a ...Read MoreFollowing his successful foray into swashbuckler comedy with The Three Musketeers and The Four Musketeers, director Richard Lester made what has proved to be one of the few quality films from the disaster craze that dominated filmmaking in the mid-'70s. Juggernaut is the pseudonym of a madman (Freddie Jones) who plants several steel drums aboard a luxury liner and calls the company's officials once the boat has put out to sea, demanding a large sum of money in exchange for instructions on how to defuse bombs inside the drums. Anthony Hopkins plays one of the company officials whose wife and children are aboard the ship, Omar Sharif is the ship's captain, Shirley Knight is a passenger who is also his mistress, and Richard Harris and David Hemmings are two members of the bomb disposal team, which is helicoptered onto the ship to defuse the explosives. As in many of Lester's best works, humor pops up in unexpected places; particularly memorable are Harris as the weary but wisecracking top dog among the explosives experts and Lester regular Roy Kinnear as a bumbling entertainment director desperately trying to distract the apprehensive passengers. Tom Wiener, RoviRead Less
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Ian Holm, David Hemming, Shirley Knight, Anthony Hopkins, Omar Sharif, Richard Harris. 1974 Run time: 126. We sell NEW Factory Sealed product, your satisfaction is guaranteed. Fast Shipping! 100% Customer Satisfaction, over 30 years of Happy Customers. Fast, safe secure shipping in bubble wrap mailers so your order arrives in perfect condition.
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My vote for Richard Lester's best film (and he made several worth keeping) is this taut suspense thriller, an instant classic of that genre. Dark, cynical, nail-biting, but imbued with Lester's wit and redemptive spirit, this is a lesson in how to make a thriller that matters. It showcases a remarkable number of great British actors, including young Anthony Hopkins and Ian Holm, just beginning to hit their stride. The best thing about this film is its smart script by Richard Alan Simmons and Alan Plater, whose true-to-character dialogue invites masterful performances by all (and gives Lester regular Roy Kinnear his finest moment). TERROR ON THE BRITTANIC is a stupid title for this lamentably forgotten masterpiece, a true JUGGERNAUT that should be seen by everyone who cares about film.