6 Days

Synopsis: In April 1980, armed gunmen stormed the Iranian Embassy in Princes Gate, London and took all inside hostage. Over the next six days a tense standoff took place, all the while a group of highly trained soldiers from the SAS prepared for a raid the world had never seen the likes of.
Genre: Action, Drama, History
Director(s): Toa Fraser
Production: Vertical Entertainment
Rotten Tomatoes:
94 min

The last

decade has seen a renaissance

for international terrorism.

This has been precipitated,

at least in part,

by a status quo of negotiation

and concession

enabling many recent terrorist

actions to be successful

for their perpetrators.

These successes increased

the various groups'

perceived legitimacy.

In overseas news,

us special forces have

made a disastrous attempt

to free 52 Americans held

captive in Iran. Casualty--

back at home,

exactly one year ago tomorrow,

the British people voted prime

minister Margaret Thatcher

into power.

Mrs Thatcher's

unswerving commitment

to economic and social reform

has been controversial, and

she remains a divisive figure

in a tenuous position.

on today's programme--

...that kind of

resource is not adequate.

Though we have to leave it.

mr timms, thank you.

With the bank holiday

nearly here,

many londoners will be

planning to go away.

But for those left in the city,

there will be plenty

of diversions.

God is with us.

Get down!

get down, or you die!

Everyone out!

Out! Hurry up!

Get down!

Everyone, on your knees!

Down! Down! Down!

Do as he says.

Ok. Good.


Don't be stupid,

you'll get us all killed.

Don't move! Don't talk!

You -- you want to die?

I said, 'you want to die?'

it's definitely

the iranian embassy.

Weren't Chris and sim

getting visas for Iran today?

Oh, bloody hell.

BBC. I have colleagues in there.

Yeah, back, I said.

What's going on?

Hey, you can't do that.

Free country last time

I checked, pal.

No, no, no, no, no! Get back!

All of you, get back!

Wait, wait, wait, wait!

I'll be back.


negotiator now!


I want a negotiator here now!

Tony, you're not

going to believe this.

Clear! Go! Go! Go!

That was shit.

How's that, then, Roy?

You never checked

behind the door.

Oh, f*ck.

Font color="#ffff00" you're dead. So is he.

All right, boys! Get

yourselves outside now!

Outside, boys!

someone's pushed

the wrong button.

30 seconds! Let's go! Now!

Now, boys!


What's the deal, mate? Don't

tell me it's a fucking exercise.

Nah, terrorists in London.

Multiple hostages.


We're finally fucking on.

Right, lads.

We're off to London to

meet the fucking queen!

Do some shopping.

They say they are the

Democratic revolutionary front

for the liberation

of arabistan.

They demand the release of 91

arabs held in prisons in Iran.

What is it?

Unless these demands are met,

they will kill a hostage

at noon tomorrow.

Perfect timing.

You know ds Tucker.

Of course.


Tom lovett -- you'll

be supporting him

We were both on the

bramshill negotiators course.

I remember.

Good. Now, time to put

theory into practice.

We know they have

one of ours --

a PC Trevor lock of

the diplomatic squad.

Yeah. Armed -- Smith & Wesson

.38 revolver.

Don't know if he's used

it, still got it or what.

They won't expect an

English copper to be armed.

Yes. Could be a good

or a bad thing.


keep them talking.

Standard army field phone.

No listening devices,

so nothing to find.

But we hang up here, it's off.

They hang up, it stays open.

Never switches off.

Which means that, well, we

can hear anything they say

within range.

That's very clever.


Well, let's get on

with it, shall we?

Police are settling in tonight

for a long wait around

the embassy in Kensington.

The embassy's in princes gate,

just off Kensington road,

and the area almost

from the Albert hall

to ennismore gardens

has been sealed off.

Dozens of people from

nearby houses and offices

in this most fashionable part

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Glenn Standring

Glenn Standring is a New Zealand scriptwriter and film director, working in the horror and fantasy genres. Standring studied film at the Ilam School of Fine Arts, and completed a first class honours degree in Archaeology from The University of Otago in Dunedin. Later he moved to Wellington and began to direct comedy for television. more…

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