The Terrorists

Synopsis: A gang of hijackers led by Ray Petrie (Ian McShane) seize a British plane as it is landing in Scandinavia. Ruthless military police chief Colonel Tahlvik (Sean Connery) is assigned to rescue the plane and its passengers. But he must also deal with the problem of the British Ambassador, whose residence has been seized by a second group of terrorists.
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Director(s): Caspar Wrede
Production: Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment
89 min


Yes, that is undeniably correct.

- And in our country?

- Yes, Minister.

We must dispose of the problem

as soon as possible.

- Well, I agree, but we...

- As soon as possible.

Yes, I agree,

but the British have told us nothing.

This is a terrible situation.

It is indeed a grave situation.

A very grave situation.

Minister, I am aware of that.

Then act accordingly.

Yes, sir.

Captain Barnes, the Minister,

as you no doubt gathered,

is extremely disturbed.

He feels the situation

is getting out of hand,

and I'm bound to say

I agree with him for once.

This is not the sort of behavior

we expect from a friendly government.

Indeed I shall go so far

as to say...

Mr. Bernhard,

we have found out

who the man is.

He's the leader of a terrorist

group in England.

During the past few years,

he's been responsible for the killing

of almost 100 people.

His name is Martin Shepherd.

Obviously, he's not

a hotheaded student.

He's a professional,

highly organized...

Yes, yes, even in Scandinavia,

we've heard of Martin Shepherd.

Captain, I don't wish

to make your position

any more intolerable

than it is already,

but Shepherd has held

the British ambassador

at gunpoint since yesterday.

Now I understand that you visited

with these terrorists

and had conversations with them

at 7:
00 this morning.

And I'm asking you formally

to tell me what you know

about this kidnapping.

I recorded this earlier today.

The London police are

holding five of my associates.

If the British government wishes

to secure the release

of their ambassador

to Scandinavia,

they must free these men

and arrange safe conduct

for them to Amsterdam.

When these terms

have been complied with,

you will place a military aircraft

at my disposal

and provide me with parachutes.

If you do not meet these terms

within 12 hours,

I shall execute one

of the hostages.

I shall then repeat exactly

these same demands.

You see now why London had to know

who they were dealing with.

He will do what he says.

And now that they found

it's Shepherd,

what has London decided?

They will release

Shepherd's men.

They have, in fact,

agreed to everything.

Not even token resistance,


The British government will not

sacrifice the life of its ambassador.

Well, you must do

as you think best.

He's a British affair, not ours.

That isn't quite everything,

Mr. Bernhard.

Can we rely on your cooperation

on the matter

of the parachutes and aircraft?

Do we have a choice?

I recommend that you get

all the assistance you need.

My government is anxious

to dispose of this problem.

Thank you, sir.

I must be getting back

to the ambassador's house.

Our head of security,

Colonel Tahlvik,

will be briefed

as soon as possible.

You know Tahlvik,

of course.

Nils Tahlvik and I

are old friends.

He will regard this

as a surrender, you know?

And he won't like that.

I have my orders, Mr. Bernhard.

Of course.

The atmosphere

is still tense here

at the British ambassador's

residence in the mountains.

Some of the local people are still

waiting around to see what happens,

and after several hours of inactivity,

there's a development at last.

Captain Barnes is now

approaching the house

for a third meeting

with the gunman.

With him for the first time

perhaps significantly,

is the Scandinavian head

of security Colonel Tahlvik.

Hands on the wall.

This is Colonel Tahlvik.

He's in charge of security.

I know who he is.

Stay where you are.

- Are you all right, sir?

- Yes, thank you, Frank.

What's the decision?


London's agreed.

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