Juggernaut

Juggernaut

Director: Richard Lester Cast: Richard Harris, Omar Sharif, David Hemmings

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Overview

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 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.

Product Details

Release Date: 09/09/2014
UPC: 0738329138028
Original Release: 1974
Rating: PG
Source: Kl Studio Classics
Region Code: A
Time: 2:06:00
Sales rank: 48,161

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Richard Harris Fallon
Omar Sharif Capt. Brunel
David Hemmings Braddock
Anthony Hopkins McCleod
Shirley Knight Barbara Banister
Ian Holm Nicholas Porter
John Stride Hughes
Cyril Cusack Actor
Michael Hordern Actor
Norman Warwick Actor
Jack Watson Chief Engineer Mallicent
Kenneth Colley Detective Brown
Andrew Bradford 3rd Officer Hardy
Paul Antrim Digby
Ben Aris The Walker
John Bindon Driscoll
Tom Chadbon Juggernaut's Contact
Kenneth Cope Bridgeman
Michael Egan Mr. Fowlers
Freddie Fletcher 2nd Radio Officer
Barnaby Holm Christopher Porter
Victor Lucas Detective
Paul Luty Clerk
Simon MacCorkindale #1 Helmsman
Eric Mason 2nd Detective
Richard Moore Junior Officer
Doris Nolan Mrs Corrigan
John Pennington Passenger
Liz Ross Laura Kellogg
Bob Sessions Jerry Kellogg
Ian Talbot Naval Technician
Clifton James Corrigan
Roy Kinnear Social Director
Caroline Mortimer Susan McCleod
Mark Burns First Officer Hollingsworth
Roshan Seth Azad
Julian Glover Marder
Fred Jones Buckland

Technical Credits
Richard Lester Director
Peter Allwork Camera Operator
Freddie Cooper Camera Operator
Ernest Day Camera Operator
Richard de Koker Producer,Screenwriter
Gerry Fisher Cinematographer
Antony Gibbs Editor
Evangeline Harrison Costumes/Costume Designer
Gerry Humphreys Sound/Sound Designer
Simon Kaye Sound/Sound Designer
Terence Marsh Production Designer
Denis O'Dell Producer
David V. Picker Producer
Alan Plater Screenwriter
John Richardson Special Effects
Paul Richardson Special Effects
Wally Schneiderman Makeup
Richard Alan Simmons Producer,Screenwriter
Roy Stevens Production Manager
Ken Thorne Score Composer
Alan Tomkins Art Director
David Tringham Asst. Director
Paul Wilson Camera Operator

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