Director: Andrew V. McLaglen Cast: Roger Moore, James Mason, Anthony Perkins

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Roger Moore took a brief vacation from playing James Bond in this witty adventure drama. Rufus Excalibur ffolkes (Moore), who for some reason prefers not to capitalize his last name, is a scuba-diving adventurer for hire with a sharp mind, a quick wit, a fondness for cats, and a certain distrust of women. When terrorist Lou Kramer (Anthony Perkins) takes over an oil drilling platform in the North Sea and threatens to blow it sky high if his demands are not met, ffolkes is called in by Admiral Brinsden (James Mason) to foil Kramer's scheme before it's too late. ffolkes, also released as North Sea Hijack and Assault Force, was based on the novel Esther, Ruth, and Jennifer by Jack Davies, who also penned the screenplay ("Esther, Ruth, and Jennifer," incidentally, are the code names for the ship, drilling rig, and platform seized by Kramer in the film).

Product Details

Release Date: 10/01/2019
UPC: 0738329240172
Original Release: 1980
Rating: PG
Source: Kl Studio Classics
Region Code: A
Time: 1:35:00
Sales rank: 3,221

Special Features

Audio Commentary by Film Historians Howard S. Berger, Steve Mitchell and Nathaniel Thompson; Theatrical Trailer

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Roger Moore Rufus Excalibur ffolkes
James Mason Adm. Brinsden
Anthony Perkins Lou Kramer
Michael Parks Shulman
David Hedison King
Jack Watson Olafsen
George Baker Fletcher
Jeremy Clyde Tipping
David Wood Herring
Faith Brook British Prime Minister
Lea Brodie Sanna
Anthony Pullen Shaw Ackerman
Philip O'Brien Webb
John Westbrook Dawnay
Jennifer Hilary Sarah
John Lee Phillips
Brook Williams Helicopter Pilot
Tim Bentinck Harris
Saburo Kimura Saburo
Eiji Kusuhara Eiji
David Lansbury Actor
Alastair Llewellyn Actor
Sean Arnold Actor
Eric Mason Actor
Thane Bettany Actor
George Leach Actor
Richard Graydon Actor
William Abney Actor
Lindsay Campbell Actor
Robert Swan Actor
Angela Thorne Actor
Martin Matthews Actor

Technical Credits
Andrew V. McLaglen Director
Maurice Carter Production Designer
Brian Cook Asst. Director
Bert Davey Art Director
Jack Davies Screenwriter
Tony Imi Cinematographer
Elliott Kastner Producer
Michael J. Lewis Score Composer
John Richardson Special Effects
Alan Strachan Editor
Simon Wakefield Set Decoration/Design

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Ffolkes 4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
AlaskaStuart More than 1 year ago
This movie has aged quite well, in spite of a mono soundtrack and rather ordinary cinematography. The characters are well-developed and the plot is both believable and unpredictable.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Vastly underrated comedy/suspense film with great, tongue-in-cheek performance by Moore and a fine turn as the baddie by Perkins. Suspenseful climax (with a great touch of humor at just the right moment). Moore is just wonderful and seems to be having a ball playing against type. It is a pity the film did poorly upon release, because this would have made a great series. I didn't like him as Bond. This character is all his.