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The Terrorists
The Terrorists
Actors: Sean Connery, Ian McShane, Jeffrey Wickham, Isabel Dean, John Quentin
Director: Caspar Wrede
Genres: Action & Adventure, Indie & Art House, Drama, Mystery & Suspense
PG     2003     1hr 29min

Sean Connery as a Scandinavian security chief who must find and rescue a British ambassador smuggled into his country. Ian mcshane is the bad guy.


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Actors: Sean Connery, Ian McShane, Jeffrey Wickham, Isabel Dean, John Quentin
Director: Caspar Wrede
Creators: Sven Nykvist, Eric Boyd-Perkins, Peter Rawley, Paul Wheeler
Genres: Action & Adventure, Indie & Art House, Drama, Mystery & Suspense
Sub-Genres: Crime, Sean Connery, Indie & Art House, Drama, Mystery & Suspense
Studio: 20th Century Fox
Format: DVD - Widescreen
DVD Release Date: 12/16/2003
Release Year: 2003
Run Time: 1hr 29min
Screens: Widescreen
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaDVD Credits: 1
Total Copies: 0
Members Wishing: 1
MPAA Rating: PG (Parental Guidance Suggested)
Languages: English
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Movie Reviews

Rarely broadcast Sean Connery winner
(4 out of 5 stars)

"One really can't account for good taste. This rarely broadcast thriller starred Sean Connery as he was first attemtping to escape 007 typecasting during the 1970's. He is in fine form here as a Scandinavian Security Chief trying to negotiate with and outwit a team of terrorists. Excellent winter landscape photography adds to the film's realism and there are some interesting plot surprises along the way. Kudos to 20th Century Fox for releasing this gem on DVD; I never thought I'd see this film again. The quality of the DVD is very good as well."
Michael Butts | Martinsburg, WV USA | 06/23/2006
(4 out of 5 stars)

"In a pre-9/11 world, THE TERRORISTS addresses the fears we all have of being victimized by self-righteous, insensitive terrorists. Tame by today's standards, this little known vehicle for Sean Connery is an intelligently plotted and tense little thriller. Connery plays the no-nonsense head of Norway's Security, called in when a group of British terrorists invade the home of the British Ambassador and hold him hostage, demanding release of imprisoned compatriates and safe passage out of Norway. These plans go awry however when the British government discovers the drop point and the terrorists are forced to make a change in plans. This change is orchestrated by a fellow terrorist, played with subdued relish by DEADWOOD's Ian McShane, who holds a commercial airline and its passengers hostage until the other group is released.
As in most British films of the seventies, the pace is deliberate but there is a good amount of suspense generated, and Connery is effective in his role."
One of Connery's lost films but a good thriller.
E. Brown | St. Petersburg, FL | 02/25/2006
(4 out of 5 stars)

"I wish I would have waited till the DVD came out because I paid $29,99 for the VHS tape. But anyway, very good movie and Connery is at his best after the post 007 era. He is more of a classy verison of Dirty Harry where he breaks all of the rules to get the terrorist but does it with charm!"
An efficient Saturday night thriller
Trevor Willsmer | London, England | 01/17/2008
(4 out of 5 stars)

"Caspar Wrede's Ransom (retitled The Terrorists in the USA) is an entertaining enough cat-and-mouse yarn from 1975 if you have an hour and a half to spare, helped immensely by a commanding performance by Sean Connery as the Scandinavian security chief having to deal with a hostage crisis and an airplane hijacking by Ian McShane's terrorist. There are some neat plot twists, Sven Nykvist's cinematography makes good use of the snowbound locations and there's a strong Jerry Goldsmith score that helps drive the film along nicely, although it is rather disconcerting to hear John Quentin speaking with Malcolm Terris' voice in a particularly noticeable bit of dubbing. All in all, an efficient Saturday night thriller that doesn't aim high but does deliver."