North Sea Hijack ★★★★½

Roger Moore's crew of maritime commandos are enlisted by Her Majesty's government to thwart high seas heavy Anthony Perkins, who's just rigged a $1 billion oil rig to blow sky high unless his ransom demands are met.

The action scenes are sparse compared with today's over-caffeinated blockbusters, but the story itself is taut and inventive, the script is droll (and frequently hilarious), and Moore is a revelation as the brilliant, irascible, misogynistic, cat-loving protagonist who saves the day.

This is an immensely enjoyable adventure film. Highly recommended.

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