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Juggernaut (1974)

Juggernaut (1974)






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Director Richard Lester proves to be as skillful with edge-of-seat suspense as he is at slapstick farce in Juggernaut. Richard Harris and David Hemmings star as a pair of demolition experts, dispatched on a highly dangerous and delicate mission. A extortionist has planted a number of bombs on a seaborne ocean liner, carrying 1200 passengers and captained by Omar Sharif. Knowing full well that the ship is too far out to sea for a conventional rescue, the extortionist demands a huge ransom or he'll detonate his explosives by remote control. It's up to Harris and Hemmings to track down all the bombs before time runs out. Part of the fun in Juggernaut is trying to guess who the extortionist really is: likely suspects include Anthony Hopkins, Clifton James, Freddie Jones, and even Lester regular Roy Kinnear (hilarious as the ship's social director).more
Rating: PG
Genre: Action & Adventure, Art House & International, Mystery & Suspense
Directed By:
Written By: Alan Plater, Richard Alan Simmons, Richard DeKoker
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On DVD: Jul 15, 2003
United Artists

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Omar Sharif
as Captain Brunel
David Hemmings
as Charlie Braddock
Anthony Hopkins
as Superintendent John ...
Shirley Knight
as Barbara Banister
Ian Holm
as Nicholas Porter
Clifton James
as Mr. Corrigan
Roy Kinnear
as Social Director Cura...
Caroline Mortimer
as Susan McCleod
Freddie Jones
as Mr. Buckland
Mark Burns
as 1st Officer Hollings...
Julian Glover
as Cmdr. Marder
Jack Watson
as Chief Engineer Malli...
Kenneth Colley
as Detective Brown
Andrew Bradford
as 3rd Officer Hardy
Ben Aris
as The Walker
John Bindon
as Driscoll
Tom Chadbon
as Juggernaut's Contact
Kenneth Cope
as Bridgeman
Michael Egan
as Mr. Fowlers
Freddie Fletcher
as 2nd Radio Officer
Barnaby Holm
as Christopher Porter
Victor Lucas
as Detective
Paul Luty
as Clerk
Eric Mason
as 2nd Detective
Richard Moore
as Junior Officer
Doris Nolan
as Mrs Corrigan
John Pennington
as Passenger
Liz Ross
as Laura Kellogg
Bob Sessions
as Jerry Kellogg
Ian Talbot
as Naval Technician
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Critic Reviews for Juggernaut

All Critics (7) | Top Critics (2)

Full Review… | May 20, 2008
Top Critic

Full Review… | June 24, 2006
Time Out
Top Critic

Deceptively casual, yet there's hardly moment when it's not extracting near-perfect details of character and setting.

Full Review… | September 27, 2014

How prescient it all seems.

Full Review… | April 8, 2008
Ozus' World Movie Reviews

If you show a ticking bomb, then you'd better blow something up with it

Full Review… | October 11, 2007

June 6, 2005

Audience Reviews for Juggernaut


A solid enough thriller that hasn't aged well do to the stylistic advances to this type of movie. Mostly just feels flat now, although it might have been a better thriller when it was first released.

Pretty exciting action thriller from the mid 1970's. Good cast, and the storyline keeps your interest. The ocean liner setting a plus. Richard Harris is good, as is Anthony Hopkins.

James Higgins

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