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as Lt. Cmdr. Anthony Fallon
as Captain Alex Brunel
as Charlie Braddock
as Supt. John McLeod
as Barbara Bannister
as Nicholas Porter
as Ship's Social Director
as Susan McLeoad
as Sidney Buckland
as Commander Marder
as Chief Engineer Mallicent
as Detective Brown
as 3rd Officer Hardy
Critic Reviews for Juggernaut
Deceptively casual, yet there's hardly moment when it's not extracting near-perfect details of character and setting.
If you show a ticking bomb, then you'd better blow something up with it
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.
Director Richard Lester gives this British disaster movie about a bomb threat on a cruise liner a peculiarly detached tone. He mines some good suspense out of several prolonged bomb-defusing sequences — thanks to a terrific central performance by a salty Richard Harris — but most of the rest of the film is in as much of a distracted daze as its bewildered cast of characters. This isn't necessary a strike against the film, as Lester has always been at his best when he's exploring the strange textures of life or when he's mounting elaborately executed comic set pieces; just don't come to Juggernaut expecting a typical disaster flick (or an articulated truck, for that matter). The cast is a who's who of British thesps, many early in their careers: Anthony Hopkins, Ian Holm, David Hemmings, Roy Kinnear, Freddie Jones, Julian Glover, Gareth Thomas. Aside from Harris, Kinnear scores big in a melancholic role as the ship's entertainment director. Bond fans will get a kick out of seeing Clifton James as a vacationing American who sure knows how to tell when he's being bullshitted.
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