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  • Actors: Omar Sharif, David Hemmings, Anthony Hopkins, Shirley Knight, Ian Holm
  • Directors: Richard Lester
  • Producers: Richard DeKoker
  • Format: PAL
  • Language: English, German, French, Italian, Spanish
  • Subtitles: French, Italian, Spanish, Dutch, Finnish
  • Region: Region 2 (This DVD may not be viewable outside Europe. Read more about DVD formats.)
  • Aspect Ratio: 16:9 - 1.66:1
  • Number of discs: 1
  • Classification: PG
  • Studio: Twentieth Century Fox
  • DVD Release Date: 23 May 2005
  • Run Time: 109 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (45 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B0007URSVW
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 15,836 in DVD & Blu-ray (See Top 100 in DVD & Blu-ray)

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A sentimental excursion becomes a voyage from hell when a disgruntled explosives expert targets a luxury liner in this white-knuckler that stars Omar Sharif, Richard Harris and Anthony Hopkins.

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15 of 15 people found the following review helpful By Victor HALL OF FAMETOP 100 REVIEWER on 24 Mar. 2009
Format: DVD Verified Purchase
A liner in the middle of a storm riven Atlantic. 8 bombs aboard set to go off at dawn. A race against time to catch the bobmer and defuse the devices. So far so standard 1970's disaster movie. But there is something that sets this apart from the rest. There are no hysterically overdone performances here, heroic dramatic sacrifices, tearful confessions or the other overacted staples of the genre. That isn't to say there isn't a feeling of tension - there's plenty of that. But the understated performances of many of the cast, especially those portraying the passengers, really does give the impression of normal people dealing with extraordinary circumstances.

Richard Harris finds himself perfectly cast as the head of the bomb disposal team, scarred by a life spent on the edge. Anthony Hopkins as the detective quitely and calmly trying to find the bomber turns in a worthy performance. Ian Holme stands out as the beleagured chair of the liner company. The best turn though is Roy Kinnear's entertainment officer, trying to keep everyone's spirits up in those last few fateful hours.

The scenes of the attempts to defuse the bombs are totally gripping, and contrast well with the stories of the passengers waiting nervously until dawn for their fate. It is this contrast of quite realistic high drama with the tales of the 'ordinary folk' that makes this film such a standout for me.

A must see film.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By Spike Owen TOP 500 REVIEWER on 18 Sept. 2013
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Not to say there are no thrills in this 1974 British offering for the jumbled genres of action and disaster so prevalent in this particular decade, because there are more than enough for it to warrant entry into both genres. Although the sum of its parts is a simple Good Vs Evil axis the film has the bonus {and important trait} of characters that are thoroughly believable, be it Richard Harris's stoic Lt. Cmdr. Anthony Fallon, or Roy Kinnear's Social Director Curtain, both men poles apart on a social level but crucially; both men that exist in the real world.

The film follows a predictable format of character building because the type of film demands it, if people are going to be in peril then we want to care about them, or at the very least know about them. Juggernaut does this very well, so that when the second half of the film kicks in, when the brave bomb disposal guys are putting life and limb on the line, the film has our undivided attention. It's then a case of hold your breath as the tension rises, and it's all played out with some delightful dialogue from the lead players in the film. This is good honest film making in a much criticised genre and it certainly is worth a look at least once for those interested in quality suspense without the end of the world being at stake. 7/10
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29 of 32 people found the following review helpful By Alejandra Vernon on 24 April 2005
Format: DVD
With the ever present ticking of a clock and nerve-wracking machine sounds, this is a taut, nifty disaster thriller, with the cruise ship HMS Britannic sailing to America, unknowingly with 7 bombs scattered 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.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Trevor Willsmer HALL OF FAMETOP 100 REVIEWER on 19 Nov. 2008
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Juggernaut was more or less lumped in with the disaster movie genre when it came out in the mid-70s, possibly because the making of the film itself seemed so disastrous. Originally a Bryan Forbes film, Forbes was briefly replaced by Don Medford (who had also briefly taken over The Guns of Navarone after Alexander MacKendrick was fired and before J. Lee Thompson was hired) before Richard Lester took over. While it's easy to spot some of the typical Lester touches (such as poor offscreen jokes added during the dubbing sessions), it's so unlike most of his other films that you constantly find yourself wondering who directed what.

Regardless of where the credit lies, the end result is a terrific thriller, with Richard Harris' bomb disposal team parachuted to Omar Sharif's liner with several bombs aboard while Anthony Hopkins tries to track down the extortionist in London. The bomb disposal scenes are genuinely tense, the characterisation surprisingly strong enough to undercut potential clichés and Alan Plater's dialog quite superb, with the film offering both the required suspense and a neat little state-of-the-nation address of Britain in the early 70s. Really rather terrific.

Unlike the PAL Region 2 disc (which has absurdly been retitled Terror On the Britannic, a title that was never used in the UK), MGM/UA's Region 1 NTSC version includes the original trailer and has a decent widescreen transfer.
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