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Marilee J. Layman

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05:30 pm: Juggernaut
This is a thriller from 1974 and someone must have recommended it to me. I wish I knew who and why, because although there were some very tense moments, the rest was not so much.

The British cruise ship Brittanic is between the UK and the US when the office receives notice of bombs aboard. The bomber, who calls himself Juggernaut, asks for 500,000 pounds in exchange for how to disarm the bombs. The police insist that the money not be paid, they'll send a batch of bomb experts instead. As the experts work their way through the traps in the bombs, some of them are killed, and there's a lot of damage to the ship. Personally, I think they should have just paid the money. Stars Richard Harris, Anthony Hopkins, and Omar Sharif, but that wouldn't be enough for me to watch it again.



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Date:July 3rd, 2008 10:20 pm (UTC)
Oh. I thought for a moment you were talking about the book by Desmond Bagley, which wasn't his best thriller, but - as far as I can remember it - not really answering to 'not much'. Bagley, along with Dick Francis, is one of the few people who write contemporary books with lots of worldbuilding, so that you come away having learnt something unusual.
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Date:July 4th, 2008 02:55 am (UTC)
No, generally, for something that old to get on my DVD (sorry, I hit something that made it post!) queue, it has to have been either something I really like and watch over and over, or something someone recommended. And I hadn't seen it before, so it was recommended.

Edited at 2008-07-04 02:56 am (UTC)
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