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Story

One of director Richard Lester's least-known films, Juggernaut was part of the wave of disaster movies of the early 1970s--and one of the only ones with a sense of intelligence. Richard Harris, in one of his most controlled performances, plays a bomb expert called aboard a luxury liner in midocean; the ship has been commandeered by an anonymous terrorist, demanding money before he starts setting off bombs he has planted around the vessel. The cast, which includes David Hemmings, Anthony Hopkins, and Omar Sharif, is a solid one, and the suspense is thick enough to cut through, with Lester's nasty sense of humor working at full throttle as the countdown gets into the single digits. --Marshall Fine

DVD Features

  • Color
  • Closed-captioned
  • Widescreen

Cast

Richard HarrisLt. Cmdr. Anthony Fallon
Omar SharifCaptain Alex Brunel
David HemmingsCharlie Braddock
Anthony HopkinsSupt. John McLeod
Shirley KnightBarbara Bannister
Ian HolmNicholas Porter
Clifton JamesCorrigan
Roy KinnearSocial Director Curtain
Freddie JonesSidney Buckland
Julian GloverCommander Marder
Simon MacCorkindaleNo.1 Helmsman

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