Search - Juggernaut on DVD

Actors: Richard Harris, Omar Sharif, David Hemmings, Anthony Hopkins, Shirley Knight
Genres: Action & Adventure, Indie & Art House, Mystery & Suspense
PG     2003     1hr 49min

The high seas have never been more terrifying than in this riveting, tension-packed adventure. Richard Harris (Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets) and Omar Sharif (Doctor Zhivago) head an all-star cast that includes O...  more »


Larger Image

Movie Details

Actors: Richard Harris, Omar Sharif, David Hemmings, Anthony Hopkins, Shirley Knight
Genres: Action & Adventure, Indie & Art House, Mystery & Suspense
Sub-Genres: Action & Adventure, Indie & Art House, Mystery & Suspense
Studio: MGM (Video & DVD)
Format: DVD - Color,Widescreen,Letterboxed - Closed-captioned,Dubbed,Subtitled
DVD Release Date: 07/15/2003
Original Release Date: 09/25/1974
Theatrical Release Date: 09/25/1974
Release Year: 2003
Run Time: 1hr 49min
Screens: Color,Widescreen,Letterboxed
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaDVD Credits: 1
Total Copies: 0
Members Wishing: 2
MPAA Rating: PG (Parental Guidance Suggested)
Languages: English, Spanish, Spanish
Subtitles: English, Spanish, French
See Also:

Similar Movies

Director: James Goldstone
   PG   1998   1hr 59min
Director: Andrew V. McLaglen
   PG   2003   1hr 35min
When Time Ran Out
   PG   2009   1hr 49min
   PG   2006   2hr 3min
Airport Terminal Pack
Airport/Airport '75/Airport '77/Airport '79 - The Concord
Directors: David Lowell Rich, George Seaton, Henry Hathaway, Jack Smight, Jerry Jameson
   PG   2004   7hr 52min
Breakheart Pass
Director: Tom Gries
   PG   2014   1hr 35min
Assault on a Queen
Director: Jack Donohue
   NR   2012   1hr 46min
When Eight Bells Toll
Director: Etienne Perier
   2016   1hr 34min
Ice Station Zebra
Director: John Sturges
   G   2005   2hr 30min
The Train
Director: John Frankenheimer
   NR   2015   2hr 13min

Similarly Requested DVDs

Blown Away
   R   1997   2hr 1min
Bonnie and Clyde
Director: Arthur Penn
   R   1999   1hr 52min
Deluxe Unrated Edition
Director: Philip Noyce
   UR   2010   1hr 40min
The Sum of All Fears
Special Collector's Edition
Director: Phil Alden Robinson
   PG-13   2002   2hr 4min
Kiss Kiss Bang Bang
   R   2006
Director: Iain Softley
   PG-13   1998   1hr 47min
Widescreen Edition
Director: Joss Whedon
   PG-13   2005   1hr 59min
The Patriot
Special Edition
Director: Roland Emmerich
   R   2000   2hr 45min
Julie Julia
Director: Nora Ephron
   PG-13   2009   2hr 3min
The Transporter
Directors: Corey Yuen, Louis Leterrier
   PG-13   2003   1hr 32min

Movie Reviews

Expertly executed British disaster movie/thriller | United Kingdom | 05/09/2002
(4 out of 5 stars)

"This is a deftly handled thriller from veteran director Richard Lester. It inevitably begs comparison with movies of the ilk of The Poseidon Adventure, which is worthy in its own way, but this is in a far superior class. Its Britishness is its real asset - it avoids the schmaltzy, soapy feel of its American forebears in the world of disaster epics. Romantic elements of the story are treated with a grittiness that eschews all melodramatics. The psyches of the characters are not explored in depth, but are nevertheless flesh-and-blood characters, and we never get the feeling that their development is sacrificed to the suspense (of which there is plenty). In a supporting role as the ship's entertainments officer, Roy Kinnear elicits much pathos; Shirley Knight is affecting in a similarly tragic minor role, as the longsuffering mistress of captain, Omar Sharif, whose performance is merely satisfactory next to excellent star turns by (a young) Anthony Hopkins and Richard Harris. Film buffs will also delight in spotting a few other vintage British character actors in among the big names: Michael Hordern, Freddie Jones, Ian Holm and Julian Glover to name a few.The pace is near-perfect (this is textbook film-making), never lagging or threatening to become tedious. The editing works to create maximal tension at just the right moments; the photography has a grainy and often extemporaneous documentary feel to it (some of the more seemingly spontaneous shots reminded me of Schlesinger's Midnight Cowboy, however distant a comparison that might appear). Both editing and camerawork function effectively to hold interest and attention. Ken Thorne's score is subtle and in keeping with the tone of the film. In sum, this is an exciting and dramatic thriller, competently pulled off by a skilled company of talents."
Is it the blue wire...or the red wire...
Alejandra Vernon | Long Beach, California | 04/24/2005
(4 out of 5 stars)

"With the ever present ticking of a clock and nerve-wracking machine noises in the soundtrack, this is a taut, nifty disaster thriller, with the cruise ship HMS Britannic sailing to America, unknowingly with 7 bombs hidden aboard, set to explode; they have multiple booby traps, and the saboteur wants not only money but revenge against the system that in his twisted mind feels slighted him.
The cast is great, with Richard Harris as the head of a demolition team, David Hemmings as his right-hand man, Omar Sharif as the ship's captain, and Anthony Hopkins as the man in charge of finding the bad guy (whose wife and children are aboard the ship); Shirley Knight, Ian Holm, and Roy Kinnear round out the cast.

The direction by Richard Lester, better known for his comedic musical films with The Beatles and not thrillers, is fast paced, with some superb effects; I especially like the suspenseful moments when the demolition crew arrives on the scene, parachuting into the stormy sea.
The screenplay by producer Richard DeKoker is intelligent, raising this film up from the average production in this genre, and the cinematography by Gerry Fisher excellent. The score by Ken Thorne is also good, but mostly one can only hear the tick...tick...tick...of the bomb.
Total running time is 109 minutes.
Overlooked Disaster Film of 1974 showcases British Actors
Kirk Groeneveld | Athens, OH United States | 02/14/2004
(4 out of 5 stars)

"A taught tense adventure of a mad bomber who holds an oceanliner for ransom after he plants a series of bombs aboard. The villian is known, as each bomb has a signiture style. Richard Harris leads the team who attempt to defuse the bombs, only somewhat successful. As the countdown continues, the tension mounts, and it becomes more a cat and mouse game between the bomber and the police expert as they debate whether to cut the red or the blue wire. The final minutes are excrusiating.I saw this on the big screen in 1974 and could convince no one to go to a free showing in Lansing, Michigan with me on a Sunday afternoon. An overlooked gem, I recall this film fondly. The plot is somewhat predictable, but Richard Harris is surrounded with major British actors who give good support to this tension filled adventure. Try it. It has to be better than any of the US dissaster picts of the period."