Juggernaut

HMS Britannic is caught in a storm at sea, but the real terror is on board – seven bombs planted by a terrorist calling himself Juggernaut, who demands a high ransom in exchange for the passengers’ lives. Richard Harris and Omar Sharif star.
[Bagpipes playing]
[People chattering]
[Ship horn blaring]
[Marching band
music playing]
[People chattering]
WELCOME ABOARD.
THERE WE ARE.
THERE WE ARE, TAKE THAT.
DO YOU WANT SOME MORE?
THERE, TAKE THAT ONE.
YOU’LL ENJOY THROWING THOSE.
LOOK, BY THE CAR!
I CAN SEE HIS FACE.
[Bagpipes playing]
[Crowd chattering]
GOODBYE!
[Purser]
ATTENTION, PLEASE.
THIS IS THE LAST CALL.

ALL VISITORS MUST
LEAVE THE SHIP. THANK YOU.

[Nun #1]
HAVE YOU SAID A PRAYER
FOR THE JOURNEY, SISTER?
[Nun #2]
NOT YET. I’M SO WORRIED
ABOUT THE MIXED BATHING.
[Man #1]
WHO’S THAT MAN?
[Man #2]
I SUPPOSE IT’S THE CAPTAIN.
LOOKS LIKE TED HEATH.
ON YOUR OWN?
YES.
WELCOME!
-WAVE.
-THANK YOU
VERY MUCH.
WAVE TO
YOUR FATHER.
ONE FOR YOU.
[Docker #1]
STOP SKIVING, YOU BUGGER.
[Child]
BYE-BYE, DAD.
[Docker]
ALL RIGHT.
[Band playing
Auld Lang Syne]

[Horn blaring]
COME ON.
[Woman laughing]
WELCOME ABOARD.
YOUR LAST ORDERS
FOR STREAMERS.
YOU WANT ME
TO THROW IT?
[Man]
PROBABLY BEEN
SEARCHING FOR DRUGS.
[Man #2]
MAYBE HE’S
BEEN ARRESTED.
[People chattering]
YOU ALL RIGHT?
YES, THANK YOU.
[Man]
RIGHT, HUMPHREY,
MY PLACE OR YOURS?
BLEEDING MESS!
SO MUCH FOR
FAREWELL PARTIES.
PUT THAT
CIGARETTE OUT!
[Man]
WELCOME ABOARD, SIR.
WELCOME ON BOARD.
I CAN’T GUESS
WHAT YOU’RE GOING
TO SAY TO ME.
TRY.
“WELCOME ABOARD.”
[Laughs]
YOU’VE BEEN ON A SHIP
BEFORE, HAVEN’T YOU?
WELCOME ABOARD.
WELCOME!
[Joiner]
YOU COME TO AMUSE US?
NO, I’VE COME TO
WATCH YOU WORK.
THAT’S A JOKE
FOR A START.
[Joiner laughs]
[Purser]
WE THINK IT’S IN THE GEARS.
GETTING IT OUT NOW.

GET THAT DAMN THING UP.
[Engineer]
RIGHT, SIR.
COME ON, MOVE YOURSELF, LAD.
CHARLIE! CHARLIE!
MY TEA, PLEASE.
COME ON, BELOW DECKS.
HAVEN’T GOT ALL DAY.
[Machines humming]
MORNING, SIR.
[Beeping]
COME TO EAT.
JUST A MINUTE.
-OH, COME ON.
-JUST A MINUTE!
NANCY, COME ON.
OW! OW!
[Bell ringing]
[Man over intercom]
GOOD EVENING.

ALL PASSENGERS ARE INVITED
TO THE ATLANTIC LOUNGE

WHERE A GAME OF
CUTTHROAT BINGO
WILL TAKE PLACE.

THE CALLER BEING
YOURS TRULY, MR. CURTAIN.

ALL THE FOURS, KNICKERS!
LITTLE SONG,
LITTLE SONG ENTITLED,

“I CAN’T GET OVER YOU,
SO I’LL HAVE TO
GET UP AND GO ROUND.”

[Cutlery clattering]
[People chattering]
RIGHT.
RIGHT,
YOU HAVE
THAT LOT.
[Bell ringing]
[Stewardess]
GOOD EVENING, LADIES.

THIS IS TO REMIND YOU THAT
OUR HAIRDRESSING SALON
IS NOW OPEN.

ANTHONY, OUR COIFFEUR,
IS WAITING TO GIVE YOU
HIS PERSONAL ATTENTION.

THANK YOU.
[All chattering]
MR. CURTAIN.
THANK YOU
VERY MUCH.
-MADAM?
-NO.
[Server]
FOR YOU, MADAM?
HOW CAN
HE EAT?
[Grunting]
EXCUSE ME.
COME ON, YOU DOGS, WALKIES.
I’LL HAVE YOU IN
THE BLOODY CURRY
IF YOU DON’T MOVE.
OH!
JESUS!
I’M SORRY.
NO, NO.
I’M TERRIBLY
SORRY.
ARE YOU
ALL RIGHT?
NOT THAT LINE THERE.
THAT LINE THERE.
EXCEPT WHEN YOU’RE SERVING.
IT’S THAT LINE THERE.
NOW YOUR SERVICE.
THAT’S IT!
MR. CURTAIN,
EVERYBODY HAPPY?
HI-DI-HI!
HI-DI-BLOODY-HO!
THERE’S BINGO AT 10:00,
FANCY DRESS PARTY TONIGHT.
SISTER,
WAIT.
BLIMEY, THEY’RE EARLY!
[Laughs]
34-31 WEST, SIR.
ALMOST MID-ATLANTIC.
NOT BAD, CONSIDERING–
NOT BAD CONSIDERING
THE SHIP’S STILL BEING
REBUILT AROUND OUR EARS.
MORNING,
NUMBER ONE.
MORNING,
SPARKY.
-SPARKY.
-MORNING, JIM.
LATEST WEATHER
ADVERTISEMENT.
IT SHOULD MAKE THE
CAPTAIN SING WITH JOY.
I’LL CHECK
MY THEORY.
[Man]
COME IN.
GOOD MORNING, SIR.
GOOD MORNING,
NUMBER ONE.
HAVE YOU BROUGHT
ME SOME WEATHER?
YES.
YOU KNOW
MRS. BANNISTER.
MY FIRST OFFICER,
MR. HOLLINGSWORTH.
GOOD MORNING,
MR. HOLLINGSWORTH.
DID YOU SLEEP WELL?
SPASMODICALLY.
I SEE.
[Brunel]
CHIEF, ALEX HERE.
LOOK, WE PERSUADED
THE COMPANY TO SPEND
40,000 QUID ON NEW GYROS.
IT MIGHT BE GOOD
FUN IF THE DAMN THINGS
WORKED, DON’T YOU THINK?
WHAT ARE GYROS?
THEY STOP THE SHIP
FROM ROLLING.
IS THAT WHAT IT
SAID ON THE WRAPPER?
[Brunel]
THE COMPANY’S
JUST BOUGHT THEM.

THEN THE COMPANY
MUST HAVE BOUGHT
THEM 2ND-HAND.
WE’RE WORKING ON IT.
WHAT’S THIS DRUM
SUPPOSED TO BE?
UH, I DON’T KNOW,
SIR. TURNED UP
AFTER THE REFIT.
BLOODY SHIPYARD!
IF THEY’D FINISHED
THEIR JOB IN TIME
WE WOULDN’T BE CARRYING
HALF THEIR GARBAGE
OVER THE– YES, SIR!
LEAVE IT WITH US, SIR.
[Brunel]
TELL ME, HOW LONG?

THE BEST PART
OF THE DAY.
YES, I’M SURE THE PASSENGERS
WILL BE THRILLED TO BITS.
THANK YOU, FREDDY.
[Freddy]
MY PLEASURE.

YEAH.
I’D OFFER YOU SOME,
BUT THERE’S ONLY 2 CUPS.
THANK YOU, I’VE
ALREADY HAD SOME.
UH, COFFEE.
IS EVERYTHING
GOING TO BE
SMOOTH AND BEAUTIFUL?
OF COURSE! YOU
READ THE BROCHURE.
SLOW HER DOWN
TO 16 AND, UH,
NOTIFY THE OFFICE
THAT WE’LL BE
IN OVERTIME WITH THE
NEW YORK DOCK CREW.
COMPANY’S GOING
TO MOAN ABOUT THAT.
CHAIRMAN’S ALWAYS
PLEADING POVERTY.
THAT’S THE CHAIRMAN’S
JOB, ISN’T IT?
SIR.
THANK YOU, NUMBER ONE.
WIND BUILDING…
FORCE 8.
IS THAT ROUGH?
YES.
[Helmsman]
STARBOARD, 10.
STEADY ON 3.
MY THEORY WAS RIGHT.
MRS. BANNISTER?
MMM-HMM.
5 POUNDS,
YOU OWE ME.
EXTORTION.
PLEASE TRY AND
EAT SOMETHING.
CHRISTOPHER!
[Crying]
[Barking]
CHRISTOPHER,
BREAKFAST!
THE PENCIL’S
WRITING AGAIN, DADDY.
TRY TO BE SENSIBLE.
[Christopher]
WHAT’S IT SAY?
IT SAYS A FEW
HUNDRED POUNDS.
NOW, PLEASE, BE
CAREFUL, WILL YOU.
[Phone ringing]
YES?
[Man]
MR. NICHOLAS PORTER?

YES, SPEAKING.
MANAGING DIRECTOR OF
SOVEREIGN LINE?

YES, WHO IS THIS?
FOR THE PURPOSE OF
THIS AND SUBSEQUENT
CONVERSATIONS

MY NAME IS…
JUGGERNAUT.
I’M RINGING ABOUT YOUR
SHIP, THE
BRITANNIC.
YES, WHAT ABOUT HER?
7 EXPLOSIVE DEVICES,
7,000 POUNDS OF AMATOL
HAVE BEEN PLACED
ABOARD YOUR VESSEL.

IF SHE HOLDS HER
PRESENT POSITION,

SHORTLY AFTER
DAWN TOMORROW

BRITANNIC’S TIME,
SHE WILL BLOW UP.

[Wailing]
THE TIME IS 9:16.
EXACTLY 6 MINUTES AGO
MY DEVICES WERE
AUTOMATICALLY ARMED

BY CLOCKWORK MECHANISM.
THEY ARE NOW LIVE, ACTIVE
AND WAITING FOR THE DAWN.
IT FOLLOWS THAT I
HAVE THE INFORMATION

THAT WILL RENDER
THE BOMBS HARMLESS.

I WILL GIVE YOU THIS
INFORMATION, MR. PORTER,

FOR THE VERY MODEST SUM…
OF 500,000 POUNDS.
I DO NOT WISH TO
SEE ANYBODY HARMED,
MR. PORTER.

ANY LOSS OF LIFE
RESULTING FROM
YOUR COMPANY’S REFUSAL
TO COOPERATE

WILL BE YOUR
RESPONSIBILITY
AND YOURS ALONE.

NO DOUBT YOU WILL
INSTRUCT YOUR CAPTAIN

TO MAKE AN IMMEDIATE
SEARCH FOR MY DEVICES.

HE WILL FIND 7 STEEL DRUMS.
50-GALLON DRUMS,
PAINTED GREEN WITH A
YELLOW BAND NEAR THE TOP.

ONCE THEY ARE LOCATED
NO ATTEMPT SHOULD
BE MADE TO MOVE THEM.

IF THE POSITION OF
ANY DRUM IS ALTERED

IT WILL EXPLODE
INSTANTANEOUSLY.

ANY ATTEMPT TO DISMANTLE
ANY OF THE DEVICES

WILL HAVE THE SAME RESULT.
AN IMMEDIATE EXPLOSION.
THE DEVICES ARE BOOBY-TRAPPED
IN VARIOUS WAYS.

I NEED HARDLY ADD
THAT I WOULD NOT
HAVE EMBARKED

ON AN ENTERPRISE
OF THIS KIND

IF I WERE NOT
TOTALLY CONFIDENT

OF MY OWN EXPERTISE
IN THESE MATTERS.

I REALIZE
YOU WILL HAVE TO
DISCUSS THIS MATTER

WITH YOUR FELLOW DIRECTORS
AND WITH THE
APPROPRIATE AUTHORITIES.

YOU WILL HEAR FROM ME…
FROM JUGGERNAUT
WITHIN 2 HOURS.
I WILL THEN GIVE YOU
PRECISE INSTRUCTIONS
ABOUT THE PAYMENT

OF THE 500,000 POUNDS.
TO DEMONSTRATE MY
SKILL AND SINCERITY

I HAVE ARRANGED A
SMALL DEMONSTRATION

WHICH SHOULD OCCUR
AS I AM SPEAKING TO YOU.

I TRUST THIS WILL
CAUSE NO SERIOUS
PERSONAL INJURY.

[Man screams]
[Clock ticking]
[Sighs]
THERE WE ARE,
MY OLD FLOWER.
I WON’T HURT YOU.
LOOK AT THIS.
WHAT A PITIFUL LITTLE BOMB.
WOULD YOU LIKE A BISCUIT?
I CAN’T STAND
ENTHUSIASTIC AMATEURS.
[Man]
I HATE TO BOTHER YOU, SKIPPER
BUT THE RADIO IN
THE TRUCK’S FOR YOU.
HO!
RATHER URGENT,
THEY SAY.
GOT IT!
THIS IS ALSO
RATHER URGENT.
HE DOES SAY HE’S
AN ADMIRAL, IF THAT
MAKES ANY DIFFERENCE.
SO HE’S AN ADMIRAL.
SO HE CAN GET STUFFED.
IT’S A BIG JOB
COMING UP.
HUH?
WHERE?
MID-ATLANTIC,
ON A LINER.
OH, I NEED A HOLIDAY.
THE OLD FIRM.
THE BEST IN
THE BUSINESS.
THE UNDEFEATED
CHAMPION!
KNOCKED OUT
THE FIRST ROUND.
NO CONTEST.
OK, LADS.
YOU CLEAN UP, WE’LL
GO COLLECT OUR MEDALS.
FALLON’S
THE CHAMPION!
[Man #1]
CAN WE GO BACK
IN NOW, PLEASE?
DOESN’T ANYBODY WORK
IN THIS BLOODY
COUNTRY ANYMORE?
LOOK AT THAT!
LOOK AT THAT!
[Man #2]
CAN WE REALLY GO IN?
[Man #3]
CAN WE GO BACK IN NOW?
A QUICK CHAT TO AN
ADMIRAL AND THEN…
OH, YEAH.
YEAH, CHARLIE!
[Policeman]
MOVE ALONG.
THANK YOU.
JUGGERNAUT’S BOMB…
HIS SO-CALLED
DEMONSTRATION BOMB
EXPLODED 20 MINUTES
AGO ON BOARD.
-DAMAGE?
-MINOR.
-ANYONE HURT?
-ONE INJURY.
HE SAID DAWN TOMORROW.
WHAT TIME IS THAT?
WELL, SHE’S SAILING A
MINIMUM-SPEED PATTERN.
THAT’S NEAR 35 DEGREES WEST,
PLUS 2 TIME ZONES.
HER DAWN WILL
COME AT 6:10,
THAT’S 8:10
OUR TIME.
WHICH GIVES US
JUST UNDER 22
HOURS TO FIND
YOUR “JUGGERNAUT.”
IS IT POSSIBLE?
I’LL KNOW THAT
AT 8:10 TOMORROW.
NOW, WHAT WE’RE DOING IS
WE’RE GOING TO SET UP A
SPECIAL OPERATIONS CENTER.

UM, THERE’S NO
SHORTAGE OF MANPOWER.

IT’S TIME,
IS THE PROBLEM.

WE’VE GOT OUR
TELEPHONE TRACE ORGANIZED

FOR WHEN HE CALLS
AGAIN, IF HE CALLS.

WE’VE GONE THROUGH OUR LIST
OF POSSIBLE SUSPECTS.
THAT IS,
ALL THE BOYS WHO
UNDERSTAND BIG BANGS.
BECAUSE I LAY ODDS
OUR FRIEND LEARNED HIS TRADE
IN THE ARMED FORCES.
THAT CAN ONLY
BE AN ASSUMPTION
AT THE MOMENT.
HOWEVER, HERE IS OUR LIST.
I’VE ARRANGED
FOR THE WAR OFFICE
TO SUPPLY YOU WITH
THEIR RADICAL LIST.
ARABS, IRISH,
ANARCHISTS.
MARDER.
AN EXPLOSIVES
ORDNANCE DISPOSAL TEAM
UNDER LIEUTENANT COMMANDER
ANTHONY FALLON

WILL BE ON ITS WAY
TO THE
BRITANNIC
IN JUST A FEW
MINUTES’ TIME.

THEY ARE UNDER ORDERS
TO IMMEDIATELY DEFUSE
JUGGERNAUT’S DEVICES.

WELL, MAY I SAY,
FOR THE SOVEREIGN LINE,
HOW MUCH WE APPRECIATE
THE EFFICIENCY AND URGENCY
THAT HAS BEEN SHOWN
BY THE SERVICES
AND BY THE POLICE.
MY WIFE AND 2 KIDS
ARE ON THE BRITANNIC.
UH, BEFORE WE MOVE ON,
I WONDER, MR. PORTER,
WILL YOU
PLEASE CLARIFY
YOUR COMPANY’S
INTENTIONS IN
THIS MATTER?
INTENTIONS?
YOUR COURSE
OF ACTION.
WE INTEND TO WAIT
FOR JUGGERNAUT’S CALL.
NOTE HIS INSTRUCTIONS,
AND PAY THE RANSOM.
NO.
WHAT WOULD YOU SUGGEST?
NOT PAYING THE RANSOM.
WE’RE WELL AWARE
OF THE RISKS,
MR. PORTER.
BUT IT IS THE VIEW OF
HER MAJESTY’S GOVERNMENT,
THE VIEW, THE POLICY,
THE DETERMINATION
TO RESIST
EXTORTION BY TERROR.
IT ISN’T A HASTY DECISION.
IT’S THE RESULT
OF A LONG SERIES
OF SIMILAR SITUATIONS
BOTH AT HOME AND ABROAD.
IT’S A SIMPLE QUESTION
OF RESPONSIBILITY.
RESPONSIBILITY TO OURSELVES
AND TO OTHER GOVERNMENTS.
RESPONSIBILITY TO 1,200
PEOPLE ABOARD MY SHIP,
THAT’S MY RESPONSIBILITY.
I TAKE THE POINT,
BUT WE CAN’T CONSIDER
THIS CASE IN ISOLATION.
IF YOU TAKE A
BROAD ENOUGH VIEW,
YOU CAN JUSTIFY ANYTHING.
LET US EXAMINE
THE BROAD VIEW.
SOVEREIGN LINE,
A FIRM THAT HAS
RECEIVED SUBSTANTIAL
GOVERNMENT SUBSIDIES
AND A 20 MILLION
POUND LOAN.
DO YOU BUY MY CONSCIENCE
WITH A SUBSIDY?
NO.
BUT WE HAVE THE RIGHT
TO YOUR UNDERSTANDING.
AND IF WE PROCEED REGARDLESS
AND PAY THE RANSOM?
THAT’S YOUR RIGHT,
IN A FREE DEMOCRACY.
TO COIN A PHRASE.
THE ARMED FORCES
ARE, OF COURSE,
OBLIGED TO CONFORM
TO GOVERNMENT POLICY.
NO OPINION.
[Phone ringing]
YES?
[Juggernaut]
MR. NICHOLAS PORTER?

SPEAKING.
MANAGING DIRECTOR OF
THE SOVEREIGN LINE?

JUGGERNAUT.
HOW ARE THINGS
ABOARD YOUR SHIP?

THERE’S BEEN
AN EXPLOSION.
OH, HARDLY THAT,
MR. PORTER.

[Car engine starts]
NOT WHAT I CALL
A REAL EXPLOSION.

I’VE SEEN REAL
EXPLOSIONS, MR. PORTER.

THEY DESTROY PEOPLE.
[Porter]
IT’S VERY IMPORTANT THAT
YOU UNDERSTAND ONE THING.

THE SHIP HAS ENCOUNTERED
VERY BAD WEATHER.

GALES, VERY HEAVY SEAS.
THERE IS NO WAY
THAT THE PASSENGERS
CAN BE TAKEN OFF.

BLUE BOY TRACE.
BLUE BOY TRACE.
[Radio operator]
50 GROSVENOR STREET.

REGISTERED, HOUSE OF WORTH,
FASHION HOUSE.

3 BLOCKS.
[Radio operator]
BLUE FORCE RESPOND.

TOO BLOODY NEAR.
HOW DO WE DEFUSE THE BOMBS?
[Juggernaut]
HERE ARE YOUR INSTRUCTIONS.

AT THE LOST AND FOUND COUNTER
OF WATERLOO STATION

YOU WILL ASK
FOR 2 MATCHED
PLAID SUITCASES

BEARING THE INITIALS D.J.S.
IN ONE OF THE CASES,
YOU WILL FIND A
BROWN WINDCHEATER.

IN ITS POCKET, A KEY
TO LOCKER NUMBER 93

AT THE WEST LONDON
AIR TERMINAL.

THESE SUITCASES,
AND ONLY THESE

ARE TO BE PACKED
WITH 20 POUND NOTES.

THE SUM
WILL BE EXACTLY
500,000 POUNDS.

THE SERIAL NUMBERS
ON THE NOTES
WILL BE RANDOM.

SOMEONE,
NOT ME OF COURSE,
WILL COLLECT THE CASES
FROM THE AIR TERMINAL
LUGGAGE LOCKER.

IF ANY ATTEMPT IS
MADE TO FOLLOW HIM

YOU WILL NOT
HEAR FROM ME AGAIN,
AND YOUR SHIP…

WILL SINK.
[Telephone buzzing]
I SAID, TOO
BLOODY NEAR!
CRAFTY SOD.
2 LINES.
ONE FEEDING IN,
OTHER FEEDING OUT.
DANGLING US ON A WIRE.
[Airplane roaring]
IF THE SEA
LOOKS TOO ROUGH,
DON’T BE AFRAID OF
GOING UNDER. THE OXYGEN
WILL KEEP YOU ALIVE.
REALLY?
THE DEEPER YOU ARE,
THE SAFER YOU ARE.
YOU’RE THE EXPERT.
[Man]
FIRST TRIP?
YEAH.
DON’T WORRY.
THE LAW OF GRAVITY’S
ON YOUR SIDE.
JUST LIKE FALLING
OUT OF AN AIRPLANE.
YOUR FIRST TRIP, TOO?
YES, SIR.
CHARLIE.
YOU DON’T LIKE
BOATS, DO YOU?
NO, I BLOODY DON’T.
HOW MUCH LONGER?
3 HOURS.
WEATHER LIKE?
LOUSY! BUT IT’S
GETTING WORSE.
2 CHAPS THERE NEVER
EVEN SAW PARACHUTES BEFORE.
YES, I DON’T LIKE
THE SMELL OF THIS ONE.
WHY DON’T YOU
PACK IT IN, THEN?
ABSOLUTELY NO CHANCE.
GIVE YOU THE MAN’S NAME,
THE MAN’S TELEPHONE NUMBER.
NICE CUSHY JOB,
WORKING THE OIL RIG.
JUMP ON THE OIL
BOOM, NO RISKS.
LIGHT YOUR OWN FUSES AND
TAKE CARE OF YOUR FAMILY.
WHY DON’T YOU TAKE IT?
NO FAMILY.
NO MORTGAGES AND NO FUTURE.
BUT I DO HAVE
ONE SMALL TALENT
DEVELOPED TO NEAR PERFECTION.
YES, THE UNDEFEATED
CHAMPION, ARE YOU?
[Laughs]
I WISH IT WAS A TALENT
FOR PLAYING THE VIOLIN.
ALL RIGHT, CHARLIE.
[Fallon laughs]
OH, NO!
[Man]
MR. CURTAIN!
I’M SORRY.
[Child laughing]
HEY, STEADY!
[Nancy]
THE NEXT “I SPY” IS MINE!
[Curtain]
DESPITE THE INCLEMENT WEATHER

THE DECK TENNIS TOURNAMENT
WILL STILL TAKE PLACE.

ALL PASSENGERS
WISHING TO ENTER

SHOULD PUT THEIR
NAMES DOWN IMMEDIATELY

ON THE NOTICE ON
THE BULLETIN.

-OFFICER.
-YES, SIR.
DO YOU MIND TELLING
ME WHY WE’RE
TRAVELING IN CIRCLES?
CIRCLES, SIR?
A WHILE AGO,
THE WAVES WERE COMING
FROM THE FRONT OF THE SHIP,
NOW THEY’RE
COMING FROM THE SIDE.
IT’S THAT KIND
OF SEA, SIR.
NORTH ATLANTIC,
YOU KNOW.
A HALF-HOUR AGO, THE
SUN WAS ON THE PORT,
NOW IT’S ON THE STARBOARD.
IS IT THAT
KIND OF SUN?
THEY MUST BE CHECKING
THE STEERING GEAR.
AND ABOUT THAT
EXPLOSION THIS MORNING.
JUST BLOWING OF
NUMBER 2 BOILER, SIR.
BUDDY, I AM BY
PROFESSION A POLITICIAN.
THE MAYOR OF
A RATHER LARGE CITY,
AS A MATTER OF FACT.
YES, SIR.
IN MY LINE OF WORK, YOU
HAVE TO LEARN HOW TO LIE
WITH REMARKABLE PRECISION.
YOU ALSO HAVE TO
KNOW HOW TO RECOGNIZE
A LIE WHEN IT
BITES YOU IN THE ASS.
AND I HAVE JUST BEEN BITTEN.
I’LL, UH…
CONVEY YOUR COMPLAINT
TO THE CAPTAIN, SIR.
[Bell ringing]
[Curtain]
OWING TO CIRCUMSTANCES
BEYOND OUR CONTROL,

THE SHIP’S POOL
“HOW MANY MILES

“WE’VE TRAVELED
DURING THE DAY”

WILL NOW NO
LONGER TAKE PLACE.

CAN WE HAVE
SOME MORE MONEY
FOR THE FRUIT MACHINES?
WE DIDN’T COME
ON THIS SHIP TO FEED
FRUIT MACHINES.
WHY DID WE COME?
TO BE SICK.
[Nancy]
PARDON?
DAVID, THERE’S A BOOK
OVER THERE FOR YOU.
I SPY SHIPS.
ISN’T THERE
ANYTHING FOR ME?
I THINK THERE’S
A BIG HOLE IN THE SHIP.
-GOOD!
-[Knocking on door]
COME IN.
[Tinkling of cups]
TEA AND TOAST FOR MADAM.
THANK YOU,
BUT I REALLY
DON’T THINK–
NO, GOOD FOR YOU.
THERE’S A BIG HOLE IN
THE SHIP, ISN’T THERE?
NO. NO HOLE IN SHIP.
ALL THE SAILORS SEEM WORRIED.
NO. NOT WORRIED.
EVERYTHING FINE.
BE BRAVE.
I’M GOING TO SPY
THAT HOLE.
[Knocking on door]
LUNCH FOR MADAM.
THANK YOU. IT’S
VERY THOUGHTFUL
OF SOMEBODY.
YOU HAPPY
IN YOUR WORK?
VERY MUCH.
IT’S A GOOD SHIP?
IT’S MY HOME.
YOUR HOME
WON’T KEEP STILL.
I’M BORN IN AFRICA.
BLACK GOVERNMENT
DOESN’T LIKE ME,
BECAUSE I’M ASIAN.
GO TO ENGLAND,
AND WHITE GOVERNMENT
DOESN’T LIKE ME
BECAUSE I’M ASIAN.
SO, MY HOME.
IT’S A SAD WORLD
FOR REFUGEES.
I’M VERY HAPPY
ON THIS SHIP.
I DON’T BELIEVE YOU.
I THINK YOU’RE
ALL VERY UNHAPPY
AND NERVOUS.
WHAT’S WRONG?
NOTHING’S WRONG.
IT’S VERY BAD SEAS.
YOU ASK CAPTAIN?
I CAN’T GO AROUND
ASKING THE CAPTAIN
INTIMATE QUESTIONS
ABOUT HIS SHIP.
[Laughs]
OH, DEAR, OH, DEAR!
[Door closing]
HEY!
LIVERPOOL PLAYING
CHELSEA SATURDAY.
LIVERPOOL? WE’LL
BLOODY MURDER THEM!
BUNCH OF FAIRIES,
LIVERPOOL.
GET OFF!
[Music playing]
THAT MEANS THE SHIP’S
CARRYING EXPLOSIVES.
GIVE MYSELF
15 POINTS.
[Leader]
ARE WE SUPPOSED
TO BE EARTHED ON A SHIP?
[Guitarist]
I DON’T KNOW.
RETURN TO 2-7-0.
SIGNAL TO ALL VESSELS.
2-7-0, SIR.
“AM EXPERIENCING DIFFICULTIES
OF AN EXTRAORDINARY NATURE.
“WOULD APPRECIATE
ASSISTANCE IF OUR POSITION
“CAN BE REACHED
BY DAWN TOMORROW.
“I WILL SAIL BOX PATTERN.”
RIGHT, SIR.
SOME OF THE PASSENGERS
ARE ASKING QUESTIONS.
ANY SPECIFIC QUESTION?
WHY ARE WE
SAILING IN CIRCLES?
TELL THEM THAT WE
ENJOY SAILING IN CIRCLES.
THAT 7 MEN ARE GOING
TO JUMP INTO THE SEA
FROM AN AIRPLANE.
THEY’LL THINK I’M JOKING.
SO?
[Wind howling]
A QUESTION.
YES?
IS IT STILL
YOUR AMBITION TO BE
CAPTAIN OF THIS SHIP?
MAY I GIVE YOU MY
ANSWER TOMORROW?
ANSWER A QUESTION
WITH A QUESTION.
YOU OUGHT TO BE
A POLITICIAN, NOT
A FIRST OFFICER.
WE’LL TRY LAUNCHING A BOAT
WHEN OUR FRIENDS SHOW UP.
PICK UP STRAGGLERS.
IN THIS?
YOU CAN SKIPPER
IT, IF YOU LIKE.
I’D PREFER TO TAKE
THE BOAT OUT MYSELF,
OF COURSE, BUT, UH,
YOU KNOW.
YES.
I’LL ONLY
TAKE 2 SEAMEN.
DON’T WANT
TO OVERLOAD IT.
IF WE PULL THIS OFF,
I’LL CHANGE MY PROFESSION.
POLITICS?
THE CHURCH.
EXCUSE ME.
[Bell ringing]
[Curtain]
ALL PASSENGERS

WHO HAD THEIR PHOTOGRAPHS
TAKEN LAST NIGHT

MAY VIEW THE PHOTOGRAPHS
WHICH WILL BE
ON DISPLAY

VERY SHORTLY IN THE
TABLE TENNIS ROOM.

HELLO!
WHEN I TRIED
THE HADDOCK TODAY,
IT CAME RIGHT
UP MY NOSE.
53.
[Laughs]
54.
I’LL GET IT.
[Intercom buzzing]
YES.
RADIO ROOM, SIR.
YOUR CALL TO MR. PORTER.
SCRAMBLER, PLEASE.
[2nd Radio Officer]
SCRAMBLER. AYE, SIR.

THIS IS BRITANNIC.
DO YOU HEAR ME?
[Muffled speaking]
YOU CAN DO BETTER
THAN THAT!
[Brunel]
HELLO!

SORRY.
[Brunel]
BRITANNIC HERE.
DO YOU HEAR ME? OVER.

ALEX?
NICHOLAS SPEAKING.
NICK. I WANT THE
WHOLE PICTURE. WHAT
DO I TELL MY PASSENGERS?
[Porter]
TELL THEM THE TRUTH.

AND TELL THEM A NAVAL
BOMB DISPOSAL TEAM

WILL BE THERE
WITHIN THE HOUR.

AN OFFICER CALLED FALLON–
HAS THE MONEY
BEEN LAID ON?
WE’RE NOT PAYING, ALEX.
NOT PAYING?
WE’VE LOOKED CAREFULLY
AT THE SITUATION.
WE’VE TAKEN ADVICE.

YOU DIDN’T ASK MY ADVICE.
WE HAVE SCOTLAND YARD
WORKING FOR US,
THE ARMED FORCES–
YOU DIDN’T ASK MY ADVICE!
LOOK, WE CATCH THE MAN,
DISARM THE BOMB.
THERE’S STILL 16 HOURS TO GO.
BLOODY NONSENSE!
BELIEVE ME, ALEX,
IT’S A MUCH BIGGER GAME
THAN YOU CAN IMAGINE.
IT’S 1,200
PASSENGERS AND CREW.
DO YOU KNOW A
BIGGER GAME THAN THAT?
YOU HAVE NO ALTERNATIVE BUT
TO ACCEPT MY DECISION, ALEX.
ALL RIGHT.
BUT IT’D BETTER NOT
BE YOUR DECISION.
ALEX, PLEASE–
[Telephone disconnects]
I THOUGHT YOU PUT
YOUR CASE ADMIRABLY.
[Knocking on door]
COME IN.
OH.
YOU.
PLEASE–
I APOLOGIZE
FOR BEING ME.
GO AWAY.
WHY DON’T YOU CALL ME
LATER IN THE WEEK?
ALL RIGHT,
LET’S GO.
SERVICE INTELLIGENCE
DUG OUT 112
BOMB-DESIGN EXPERTS
GOING BACK TO
THE BOER WAR.
SO ELIMINATING
DEAD, AGED AND INFIRM,
LEAVES US 46 POSSIBILITIES.
RIGHT. THIS GUY O’NEILL
LOOKS INTERESTING.
[Brown]
HE’S INSIDE.
DOING 10 YEARS.
DOWN THE
SCRUBS, ISN’T HE?
YEAH.
HE’S VERY CLEVER.
HE’S IRISH.
NOW, WE’LL CHECK
HE’S INSIDE– NO.
I’LL CHECK HE’S INSIDE.
HE MIGHT BE ABLE
TO POINT A FINGER.
YOU’VE GOT THE LONDON LIST,
AND YOU’VE GOT THE POLITICALS.
[Skinner]
HOW DID THE FELLOW
GET THE BOMBS ON THE SHIP
THAT’S WHAT I
DON’T UNDERSTAND.
[McCleod]
NO SECURITY, THAT’S WHY.
CHECK WHAT
COMES OFF THE SHIP,
BUT NOT WHAT GOES ON.
BLOODY DOCKYARD THIEVES,
RIVETS FOR BRAINS.
WHY DON’T YOU
PISS OFF?
GOOD LUCK, BROWNIE.
YES, THANKS.
LOOK, I’M SORRY.
-WHAT?
-ABOUT THE WIFE AND FAMILY.
YOU HEARD WHAT
SKINNER SAID. STUFF IT.
IT’S ALL A BLOODY
LOTTERY, ANYWAY. TADA.
[Pinball machine clattering]
LOOK, DAVID.
THERE’S AN AIRPLANE.
UMM.
[Fallon]
SHE’S A BIG BASTARD,
ISN’T SHE?
[Hollingsworth]
MOVE OUT THE DAVITS.
AYE, AYE, SIR.
NOW I UNDERSTAND
THE CIRCLES.
WHAT?
[Woman]
IS IT DROPPING
THE MAIL?
HEY YOU!
[Camera clicking]
OK, SIR.
LOWER AWAY. DOWN.
[Groans]
[Beeping sounds]
[Man]
TAKE HER OVER
TO THE PORT SIDE.
[Seaman]
I’LL TRY, SIR.
TRY TO HOLD
HER STEADY.
KEEP HER HEAD INTO IT.
HERCULES, THIS IS BRITANNIC.
HERCULES, THIS IS
BRITANNIC.
OVER.
BRITANNIC THIS
IS HERCULES. OVER.
WHEN YOUR MEN
ARE READY TO JUMP,
WE’LL TRY TO GIVE
THEM A SMOOTH SEA.
I’LL MAKE A LEE
OFF OUR PORT BEAM.
DO YOU READ? OVER.
YES, I READ YOU,
BRITANNIC.
OVER.
WE’VE LAUNCHED
OUR PICK-UP BOAT
ABOUT 500 YARDS
OFF OUR PORT QUARTER.
DO YOU SEE HER? OVER.
YES, WE SEE HER,
BRITANNIC.
OVER.
YOU’RE A GOOD NAVIGATOR,
AREN’T YOU?
GOOD? I’M A
PERFECT NAVIGATOR.
ARE YOU A GOOD JUMPER?
STAY AND WATCH.
TURN 1-8-0.
1-8-0, SIR.
1-8-0, HELMSMAN.
THIS IS
MY 2ND TRIP
AND I’VE NEVER SEEN
ANYTHING LIKE IT BEFORE.
OH!
ALL RIGHT,
CHAPS.
DOUBLE SOMERSAULT
WITH A TWIST.
HIGH TARIFF.
[Fallon]
TRY NOT TO THINK ABOUT IT.
GREEN LIGHT.
GOOD LUCK, JUMPERS.
[Charlie]
CHRIST! I HAVE LOST
MY BLOODY MASK!
BRING HER AROUND.
HELP!
LET GO THE LADDERS.
[Officer]
LADDERS AWAY, SIR!
[Passengers chattering]
[Woman]
SO MANY.
[Man]
LOOK! ONE’S JUST LANDING.
[Fallon]
ALL RIGHT, LADS.
STICK TOGETHER.
DON’T WANDER AWAY.
SWIM UNDER THE WAVES.
HE LOOKS LIKE
MY ACTION MAN.
IT IS ACTION MAN.
IT ISN’T.
[Fallon]
HEAD FOR THE BOAT.
THE CURRENT WILL PULL US BACK.
[Groaning]
WHAT?
HE’S GOING DOWN.
YES. GO GET HIM!
AH!
GOT YOU.
KICK! KICK,
YOU BASTARD!
[Fallon]
DON’T GET CRUSHED!
[Grunting]
COME ON, CHARLIE.
[Grunting]
[Fallon]
YOU’RE NOT THERE YET, LADS.
TAKE IT EASY.
I DON’T WANT TO
LOSE ANY OF YOU NOW.
[Grunting]
[Woman]
MAN OVERBOARD!
[Passengers clamoring]
AREN’T YOU
GOING BACK FOR HIM?
IT’S IMPOSSIBLE!
IT’S NOT A CAR.
WE HAVE A 5-MILE
TURNING CIRCLE.
WHEN WE GET
BACK, HE’LL BE GONE.
[Wind howling]
[Grunting]
FALLON.
HARDY.
WELCOME TO BRITANNIC, SIR.
GREAT!
[Brunel]
FIRSTLY–

GET OFF,
IT’S MY GO!
IT’S MINE.
…THAT THEY ARE BOMBS.
IT COULD BE A HOAX.
2ND, IF THEY ARE BOMBS
THEN THE NAVY WILL
SEE TO THE DEFUSING.

COMMANDER FALLON
IS A SKILLED AND
EXPERIENCED MAN

LEADING A SKILLED
AND EXPERIENCED TEAM.

INEVITABLY, CERTAIN
SECTIONS OF THE SHIP
WILL BE SEALED OFF.

BUT BECAUSE OF
THE REFIT,

WE’RE ALL USED TO
THAT, ANYWAY.

[Passengers chuckle]
[Man coughing]
THE SITUATION IN LONDON
IS THAT SCOTLAND YARD

HAS GOT THE INVESTIGATION
WELL IN HAND.

NOW IF THERE ARE
ANY QUESTIONS…

[Passengers murmuring]
HOW LONG UNTIL DAWN, CAPTAIN?
A GOOD 12 HOURS.
PLENTY OF TIME.

CAPTAIN, WITHOUT
BEING AN ALARMIST
WE’RE SAILING ON
A SHIP THAT MIGHT
HYPOTHETICALLY BE BLOWN UP.
AND THE SEA IS SO STRONG,
IT’S TOO ROUGH
FOR THE LIFEBOATS.
THAT’S ABOUT IT, ISN’T IT?
YES, THAT’S ABOUT IT.
THANKS FOR YOUR
CANDOR, CAPTAIN.
JUST WANTED A CLEAR PICTURE
FOR MY WIFE’S DIARY.
[Passengers laugh]
WHAT’S HE
SMILING AT?
WELL, THAT’S ALL.
THANK YOU VERY MUCH
FOR LISTENING TO ME.

WHAT’S THAT?
SHH.
SORRY.
SORRY.
GO ON.
[Passengers murmuring]
[Man]
WHAT DO WE DO?
[Man #2]
I’M TAKING
2 SLEEPING TABLETS.
THERE’S NOT MUCH
YOU CAN DO, IS THERE?
I’VE LOST THEM AGAIN.
AS I WAS SAYING,
BEFORE I WAS SO
POLITELY INTERRUPTED…

TONIGHT’S FANCY DRESS BALL
WILL CONTINUE
AS PER PROGRAM
AND AS IF
NOTHING HAD HAPPENED!
[Passengers murmuring]
ARE WE DOWNHEARTED?
WELL,
JUST A LITTLE.
SHALL WE GO?
[Curtain]
IF ANYONE WANTS COSTUMES,
I’M THE FELLOW TO SEE.
SPARKS, WOULD YOU CONSIDER
BRINGING MR. FALLON’S
UNIT UP TO STRENGTH?
SIR?
YOUR SKILL IN
ELECTRONICS MAKES YOU
AN OBVIOUS CHOICE.
[Man coughing]
NOW DO YOU UNDERSTAND?
WELL, I, UH…
I SEE THE PROBLEM, BUT…
I’M SORRY.
I THINK YOU’RE
JUST DOING ALL OF
THIS TO IMPRESS ME.
I’M IMPRESSED.
“‘COME INTO MY PARLOR,’
SAID THE SPIDER TO THE FLY.
“OFF WENT THE PLATE,
IN CAME THE FLY.
“SHE WAS GLAMOROUSLY
AND AMOROUSLY MOLESTED.”
LET’S LISTEN TO IT.
I’M LOOKING FOR
YOUR SKIPPER.
HE’S DOWN THE LINE.
HE’S GOT HIS OWN
LITTLE PROBLEM.
YOU’VE LOST ONE
OF YOUR MEN.
RIGHT.
I’VE BEEN DETAILED
TO TAKE HIS PLACE.
VOLUNTEERED.
WELCOME.
WHAT’S THE PLAN?
WELL, HAVEN’T GOT A CLUE.
HAVE YOU GOT ANY IDEAS?
AH.
COMMANDER.
THERE SHE IS,
MY FEARFUL BEAUTY.
ALIVE AND WELL,
AND LIVING IN SIN.
COMMANDER, CAPTAIN’S BRIEFED
THE PASSENGERS AND CREW.
HE’D LIKE TO SPEAK TO YOU.
CHARLIE.
SKIPPER?
THE CLOCK’S
SUSPENDED IN THE SHAFT.
AND THE STOPPER
WON’T REACH?
TRY THE SCOPE.
[Beeping]
[Charlie]
WELL, HOW DO WE BREAK IN?
NOT THROUGH THE
PLATE, FOR A START.
[Grunting]
I’LL BRING YOU BACK
SOME DRY TOAST, CHARLIE.
MARVELOUS CURE
FOR SEA-SICKNESS…
BLIND TERROR.
[Barbara]
WHERE ARE THE KIDS?
ASLEEP, THEORETICALLY.
THEY MIGHT BE
HELPING THE NAVY.
WHAT ARE WE
SUPPOSED TO DO?
I MIGHT DANCE NAKED
AT THE BALL TONIGHT.
THAT COULD
RAISE A LAUGH.
MY HUSBAND
WOULDN’T ALLOW THAT.
NEITHER WOULD
MY SHAPE.
WHERE IS YOUR HUSBAND?
LONDON.
HE’S A HUMANE
POLICEMAN.
HE SENT US ALL OFF
TO VISIT MY SISTER
IN THE STATES.
RELAX,
UNWIND.
THEORETICALLY.
HAVE YOU GOT ANYBODY?
HUSBAND…
2 MEN…
MAYBE 3.
I’M NOT SURE
I’VE GOT ANYBODY.
GO DOWN WITH THE
SHIP, IT’LL BE 3 LINES
IN THE
PHILADELPHIA INQUIRER.

I MIGHT GET DRUNK.
DOES THAT IDEA
APPEAL TO YOU?
JUST A QUICK ONE.
YOU KNOW,
RESPONSIBILITIES.
YEAH.
IT’S LIKE THE POEM.
WHICH ONE?
NOT WAVING BUT DROWNING.
[Door opening]
O’NEILL, W.
HELLO, JOHNNY.
MAJOR.
THANKS.
WELL,
WHO’S BEEN
BLOWING UP WHAT?
WHAT MAKES YOU
THINK ANYONE HAS?
WELL, I…
CAN’T BE FRIENDSHIP.
YOU WOULDN’T BE
DRAGGING ME AWAY
FROM MY BEDTIME COCOA
LIKE THIS, WOULD YOU?
RIGHT.
I WANT TO KNOW WHO’S
ACTIVE ON THE SEA.
AH, YES.
WELL, NOW, UH…
I’M NOT A GRASS,
I DON’T POINT FINGERS.
YOU MUST BE
PRETTY DESPERATE.
[Exhales]
YES, I AM.
LIVES AT STAKE.
YES.
LET ME SEE, I’VE
DONE, UH, 3 YEARS.
THAT LEAVES 7 TO GO.
7 TO GO WITH A BIT OF LUCK,
AND A DECENT HOME SECRETARY.
I DON’T CARE, JOHNNY.
I REALLY DON’T CARE
WHO GETS BLOWN UP.
I MIGHT KNOW
A FEW THINGS.
MIGHT TELL YOU LIES,
TANTALIZE YOU A BIT.
BUT I DON’T REALLY
CARE THAT MUCH.
IT’S ALL UP HERE
IN MY HEAD.
AND THAT’S
WHERE IT’S STAYING.
AH, THANKS.
[Music playing]
[Guitarist]
CAN YOU PLUG
THIS INTO THE AMP?
I WISH YOU
WOULDN’T DO THAT.
[Guitarist]
CAN’T GET IT IN.
EVERYTHING ALL
RIGHT, MR. CURTAIN?
A NIGHT TO REMEMBER.
[Guitarist]
CAN YOU HOLD
THE PLUG A MINUTE?
WE’RE SHORT ON
SQUEAKERS ON A COUNT
ONE OF THE CUPBOARDS
HAS BEEN SEALED OFF,
BUT IN TIMES OF CRISIS–
ONE SQUEAKER BETWEEN 2
ANSWER YOUR PROBLEM?
THAT’S WHY YOU’RE
A FIRST OFFICER.
[Loud clanging]
I WISH YOU WOULDN’T
DO THAT, COCK!
[Fallon]
ALL BOMBS BELOW
THE WATER LINE,
EXCEPT THIS ONE
HERE, BY THE GALLEY.
[Brunel]
AND IF THEY ALL
EXPLODE TOGETHER?
ONE BIG HOLE…
YOU SINK.
FUEL TANKS UNDER,
BUT THEY CAN BE EMPTIED.

NO CRITICAL GEAR.
YES, THAT’S
WHERE WE’LL START.

JUST ONE LITTLE HOLE.
THAT’S THE ONE WE
PLAY WITH FIRST.
IF MY SHIP WERE AN
AIRCRAFT IN THE SKY
THERE’D BE NO QUESTION
OF PLAYING WITH HER LIFE.
WE’LL TRY CUTTING A
HOLE INTO THE DRUM.
MY EMPLOYERS WOULD BE
ON EVERY STREET CORNER
LOOKING FOR SOMEONE
TO HAND THEIR MONEY TO.
AT LEAST WE CAN
CONTAIN THE BLAST.
THIS IS STILL MY SHIP.
IT’S MY SHIP NOW, CAPTAIN.
AT LEAST UNTIL DAWN TOMORROW.
OR MAYBE EARLIER.
[Ice clinking]
WILL YOU JOIN ME?
HERE’S TO YOUR SHIP.
I’M SORRY FOR
YOUR TROUBLES,
BUT I DO HAVE
A FEW OF MY OWN.
TO THE INSANITY
OF GOVERNMENTS
AND THE INSANITY OF PEOPLE
WHO OPPOSE THEM.
AND THE POOR SIMPLE
SODS WHO HAVE TO PICK
UP THE PIECES.
HE’S CLEVER,
YOUR JUGGERNAUT.
TRY “OBSESSED.”
YOU’RE ALL OBSESSED.
MIGHT EVEN SAVE
YOUR LIFE, CAPTAIN…
MY OBSESSION.
THERE ARE 7 BOMBS.
HOW DO YOU KNOW HE
BUILT THEM ALL THE SAME?
IF HE DIDN’T
YOU WILL BE ONE OF
THE FIRST TO KNOW.
[Door closing]
[Announcer chattering]
FUNNY PLACE TO FIND
YOU, MR. BAKER.
JUST, UH,
FILLING IN.
ALWAYS WORK FOR
SKILLFUL HANDS.
FILLING IN
BETWEEN WHAT?
IF IT’S ABOUT
BOMBS, EXPLOSIVES,
THINGS THAT GO BANG–
-IT IS.
-THEN EXCUSE ME.
I ONLY WORK ABROAD.
AND MY LAST JOB WAS
FOR THE FOREIGN OFFICE.
THEY DIDN’T TELL YOU.
THEY PROMISED TO TAKE
MY NAME OFF THE LIST.
YOU CAN’T TRUST
ANYBODY THESE DAYS.
COMPLETE DETAILS
OF YOUR MOVEMENTS.
WHEN?
TODAY FOR STARTERS.
GIVE US THE RIGHT ANSWERS,
YOU MIGHT GET YOUR
NAME OFF THAT LIST.
[Crowd chattering]
[Barking]
NANCY.
NANCY, WHERE’S DAVID?
THINK HE WENT FOR
SOMETHING TO EAT.
UM, HAVE YOU
SEEN MY SON?
NO, MADAM.
HE MIGHT BE IN
THE DINING ROOM.
UH, DINING ROOM CLOSED.
CLOSED.
I–I GO LOOK.
OH, THANK YOU.
IT’S HARDENED STEEL,
YOU KNOW. IT’S GOING TO
VIBRATE A HELL OF A LOT.
CAN’T BE HELPED.
ANYTHING IS BETTER
THAN GOING IN
THE FRONT DOOR.
WANT TO GIVE
IT A GO?
ALL RIGHT.
OK, ALF,
GIVE IT A GO.
OK.
[Whooshing]
[Whirring]
OK?
OFF WE GO.
MAKE SURE THESE
ADJUSTERS ARE RIGHT FLAT
AGAINST THE SIDE
OF THE DRUM. OK?
VERY GENTLY NOW.
THAT’S IT. OK.
[Fallon]
IF YOU WERE
JUGGERNAUT, CHARLIE,
HOW WOULD YOU
PREVENT US FROM DOING
WHAT WE’RE ABOUT TO DO?
INSTALL A
TREMBLER SWITCH.
ONE BIT OF VIBRATION
AND UP SHE’D GO.
BEATEN BEFORE WE START.
THE SHIP’S ENGINE
WOULD SET IT OFF.
NOT IF HE TURNED THE
SWITCH COARSE ENOUGH.
THAT’S IT,
CHARLIE.
THAT’S IT, MY BOY.
THAT’S THE CATCH.
NOW LET’S SEE HOW CLEVER
THIS JUGGERNAUT REALLY IS.
[Groaning]
WHY DON’T YOU GO
AND GET SICK,
CHARLIE? COME ON.
COME ON.
ALL RIGHT NOW, SKIPPER.
GOOD LUCK.
[Clinking noise]
[Boiling sounds]
[Cutlery clanking]
[Balloon squeaks]
[Buzzing]
BRIDGE.
[Fallon]
NAVY’S RIG. SEAL US OFF.

ALL CLEAR.
OK.
[Hollingsworth]
CLOSING 10.
[Door lowering]
DAVID!
COME ON!
COME ON!
CLOSING 12.
COME ON. CHRIST!
ALL SEALED.
GOOD LUCK.
WE’RE OFF.
WHAT ARE YOU
DOING DOWN HERE?
YOU’RE TALKING
FUNNY.
OK, ALF.
CUTTER ON.
[Machine whirring]
COOLING LIQUID ON!
[Phone beeping]
BRIDGE.
STEWARD AZAD.
WE’RE SHUT IN THE
KITCHEN CORRIDOR!
THEY’RE CUTTING
THE BOMB OPEN!

CHRIST! THERE’S
SOMEONE DOWN THERE.
OPEN ALL DOORS.
WE ARE CARRYING
EXPLOSIVES!
GO ON!
GO ON!
CHARLIE,
THE EMERGENCY!
TURN IT OFF!
[Screams]
[Announcer speaking]
YOU WANT TO BE
MORE CAREFUL.
NICE CASES, THEM.
[Skinner]
YOU’VE BEEN RETIRED
4 YEARS, MR. BUCKLAND.
IS IT 4 YEARS ALREADY?
[Television sounding]
ANYWAY, AT THE END,
THEY TOOK ME AWAY
FROM THE ACTION
AND SAT ME AT A
DRAWING BOARD.
I WAS DESIGNING
TORPEDOES.
I WAS NEVER A
DRAWING-BOARD MAN.
DO YOU HAVE
A JOB NOW?
NO. NO.
I HAVE A
MODEST PENSION…
FOR SERVICES
TO THE NATION.
HOW HAVE YOU
SPENT TODAY?
EARLY-MORNING WALK
WITH THE CHAP NEXT DOOR.
UH, THIS AFTERNOON,
GARDENING.
I WAS IN THE
GARDEN WITH HIM.
DO I COUNT
AS A WITNESS?
EXCUSE ME.
WAS IT SOME
ESPIONAGE JOB?
SOMEBODY GONE
OVER TO THE RUSSIANS,
SOMETHING LIKE THAT.
YEAH, SOMETHING
LIKE THAT.
ANY JOY?
NO, NO, HE’S
CLEAN, THAT ONE.
WELL, WE’VE CHECKED
ALL THE EXPLOSIVE
GENIUSES,
ALL EXCEPT 2,
WHO’VE GONE MISSING.
ONE OF THOSE 2
YOU THINK?
[Stage manager]
SHH! QUIET, PLEASE.
OH, RIGOLETTO
TO YOU, COCK.
IT COULD BE THOSE 2.
IT COULD BE ONE
OF A DOZEN OTHERS.
JUST DON’T HAVE TIME
TO CHECK THEIR ALIBIS.
WE’RE GOING TO
LOSE, AREN’T WE?
OUR 2 LOUSY SUITCASES.
THAT’S THE SCORE, SO FAR.
[People chattering]
WELL?
2 SEAMEN AND A MEMBER
OF THE BOMB-SQUAD
DROWNED.
ANOTHER SQUAD MEMBER
AND A SHIP’S STEWARD
KILLED IN THE EXPLOSION.
FALLON’S GOING TO TRY
ENTERING THE DEVICE
THROUGH THE FACEPLATE.
THAT’S ALL.
HUH! SO MUCH
FOR THE NAVY!
SCOTLAND YARD?
YOU SAY YOU’VE GOT
THE 500,000 POUNDS
AVAILABLE.
YES, WE MADE
CONTINGENCY PLANS.
WELL, IF I WERE
YOU, I’D PAY UP.
WE’VE GOT THE
CASES IN THE OFFICE.
WHAT, PRECISELY, IS
FALLON ATTEMPTING TO DO?
WELL, HE’LL TAKE UP
POSITION AT ONE OF
THE BOMBS, ALONE
AND SEALED OFF.
HIS CHIEF PETTY
OFFICER, BRADDOCK,

WILL BE AT
ANOTHER DRUM, HERE.

THERE’LL BE
TELEPHONE COMMUNICATION
BETWEEN THEM.

FALLON WILL MAKE THE
INITIAL DISSECTION
OF THE DEVICE.

EACH SUCCESSFUL STEP
WILL BE PASSED TO
BRADDOCK AND DUPLICATED.

SUPPOSING
FALLON’S KILLED?
BRADDOCK
WILL TAKE OVER.
HE WILL DIAGNOSE THE MISTAKE,
CARRY ON FROM THERE.
AD INFINITUM,
I SUPPOSE.
MR. PORTER, A MAN
MADE THOSE BOMBS,
A MAN LIKE US…
LIKE FALLON.
IT’S PURELY A
TECHNICAL PROBLEM.
HA!
I THOUGHT YOU
WERE GOING TO SAY A
TECHNICAL “EXERCISE.”
A CHANCE TO USE YOUR
DIPLOMATIC EXPERTISE.
PEOPLE ARE DEAD! IS
THAT A TECHNICAL PROBLEM?
SHOUTING DOESN’T HELP.
I KNOW I MUST
CONTROL MYSELF
AND NOT QUESTION
GOVERNMENT POLICY
IN A LOUD VOICE.
I MUST WRITE TO THE
FAMILIES OF THE DEAD
AND ASK THEM NOT TO
QUESTION GOVERNMENT POLICY.
THIS TIME TOMORROW,
I COULD BE DUPLICATING
1,200 COPIES OF A LETTER
TO 1,200 FAMILIES,
ASKING THEM NOT TO QUESTION
GOVERNMENT POLICY!
I’M GOING TO
PAY THE MONEY.
I SHALL CONVEY YOUR
REMARKS TO THE MINISTER.
YES! I CAN
IMAGINE!
DELIVERED IN
BEAUTIFUL, MEASURED,
WHITEHALL PROSE!
I CAN’T PREDICT
THE CONSEQUENCES.
THESE ARE THE CONSEQUENCES.
WE’RE LIVING THROUGH THEM!
TELL HIM TO
STUFF HIS SUBSIDIES.
GOOD.
I’VE JUST BEEN
BLOWN UP BY A BOMB, DAD.
IN MY PAJAMAS.
[Laughs]
YES, ALL RIGHT.
NOW YOU GO BACK TO BED.
OK?
GOOD NIGHT.
GOOD NIGHT.
[Sighs]
I THINK HE MADE THE
AMATOL IN HIS BATHTUB.
I STILL DON’T…
-MAY I?
-PLEASE.
I’M SENDING
FOR THE MONEY.
[Telephone dialing]
GOOD!
BRIDGE,
CAPTAIN HERE.

FALLON,
IN POSITION.
CLOSING OFF.
NO BALLS-UP
THIS TIME.
CLOSED
UNTIL I SAY SO.
OR UNTIL MY
CHIEF SAYS SO.
-UNDERSTOOD?
-UNDERSTOOD.
AND, CAPTAIN,
ASK YOUR DRIVER TO
KEEP MY ROOM STILL.
ALL AHEAD,
DEAD SLOW, BOTH.
ALL AHEAD,
DEAD SLOW.
WITH ME,
CHARLIE.
I’M WITH YOU,
SKIPPER.
YOU SOUND
TERRIBLE.

CORRECT. YOU WERE A LITTLE
BIT LATE WITH THE DRY TOAST.
LOOKING AT
6 SLOTTED BOLTS.
ONE TOP, ONE
BOTTOM, 2 EITHER SIDE.
I’M LOOKING.
I THINK WE’LL START
AT THE TOP.
IT’S GOOD POLICY.
THAT’S WHAT HE
WANTS US TO THINK,
ISN’T IT?
RIGHT.
LET’S TRY THE
BOTTOM FOR CHOICE.

I WOULDN’T HAVE
THEIR JOB FOR…
AT THIS MOMENT
I’D TRADE THEM EVEN.
THE RADIO OFFICER
SAID HE WAS PATCHING
US THROUGH TO LONDON.
ANYBODY LISTENING?
[Fallon]
THIS IS THE OVERSEAS
SERVICE OF THE B.B.C.

TODAY, PRINCESS ANNE
FELL OFF HER HORSE.

HELLO, TONY.
THIS IS JEFF.
JEFF MARDER.
WE’LL BE FOLLOWING
ALONG, OK?
THAT’S A GREAT
BLOODY HELP.

CLEAR OFF THE
LINE, JEFF.

GIVE A MAN A BIT
OF PRIVACY.

DON’T WANDER
TOO FAR.

-CHARLIE.
-SKIPPER.

SCREWDRIVER IS
IN THE FIRST SLOT.
I’M GOING TO WORK
MY WAY AROUND,
CLOCKWISE.
IF THERE’S A DETONATOR
BEHIND ANY OF THEM
THEN I’LL BE
SUDDENLY SHOCKED
BY MY OWN MORTALITY.
STILL TRYING NUMBER ONE.
IT’S TIGHT.
IF AT FIRST
YOU DON’T SUCCEED,
DON’T MAKE
A BLOODY FOOL
OF YOURSELF.
PUTTING SPANNER
ON SCREWDRIVER.
CAN YOU STILL
HEAR ME BREATHING,
CHARLIE?
I THOUGHT YOU
WERE SNORING,
SKIPPER.
I’M SUPPOSED TO BE THE
COMEDIAN OF THE GROUP.

NUMBER ONE’S LOOSENED.
OK.
TRYING NUMBER ONE.
JUST LOOSEN IT.
DON’T TAKE IT OUT.

NO CHANCE.
[Curtain]
BECAUSE THE GANG’S
ALL HERE
ZING, BOOM,
TARARREL
RING OUT A SONG
OF GOOD CHEER
NOW’S THE TIME
TO ROLL THE BARREL
ALL TOGETHER!
BECAUSE THE GANG’S
ALL HERE
[Man coughing]
[Woman]
WAITER!
WILL YOU TELL ME THE TRUTH
IF I ASK YOU A QUESTION?
PERSONAL, BUSINESS,
OR JUST PLAIN SILLY?
PERSONAL.
HAVE YOU EVER BEEN
UNFAITHFUL TO ME?
YOU KNOW, IF
I CHOSE TO LIE,
I COULD DO SO WITH
REMARKABLE DEXTERITY.
YOU KNOW THAT,
DON’T YOU?
SINCE WE MET…
YES.
SINCE WE HAVE
BEEN MARRIED, NO.
AND IF WE’RE
GOING TO DIE…
I REJOICE
IN THE FACT…
THAT WE’RE GOING
TO DIE TOGETHER.
[Woman]
WAITER!
CAN WE
STAY UP LATE?
AS LATE
AS YOU LIKE.
[Woman]
WAITER!
THANK YOU VERY MUCH INDEED,
LADIES AND GENTLEMEN.
AND NOW BEFORE THE BANDSTAND
REVOLVES TO BRING YOU
MUSIC FOR THE
YOUNGER DANCERS
ONE LAST DANCE
FROM THE ORCHESTRA,
A GOOD-OLD
GOOD ONE
WHICH I PERSONALLY
WILL DEMONSTRATE
AT NO EXTRA CHARGE.
“THE LAMBETH WALK.”
THANK YOU,
PROFESSOR.
[Music playing]
[Inaudible]
OH, SOD THEM.
[Man]
WAITER.
2 DOUBLE SCOTCHES
IN THE SAME GLASS.
STAFF.
LOVELY PARTY.
AMAZING.
LOOK, HE’S
COME AS A DOG.
CHEERS.
CHEERS.
SHOULD HAVE BEEN
PLAYING THE PALLADIUM
THIS WEEK.
I FAILED THE
WRITTEN TEST.
I THINK YOU’RE
DOING VERY WELL.
DON’T PATRONIZE
ME, DARLING.
I’M SORRY.
FORGET IT.
I JOINED AS
COURT JESTER
TO SMOOTH THINGS OUT
IN TIMES OF CRISIS.
OVERLOOKED THE FACT
THAT I’D BE JUST
LIKE ALL THE OTHERS.
SHIT SCARED.
MAYBE ALL WE WANT
TO DO NOW IS TO…
HOLD EACH OTHER.
I’LL GIVE YOU AN ESTIMATE.
LOOK, IF THESE
HAIRY YOUTHS
GET THEIR FUSE WIRES
SORTED OUT…
MAY I HAVE A DANCE?
I THOUGHT
YOU’D NEVER ASK.
[Man coughing]
[Man laughs]
[People chattering]
[Party whistle blowing]
[Man]
WAITER!
CIVILIZATION
MUST BE PRESERVED.
THEY’RE
ALL DANCING.
THEY DON’T KNOW.
OF COURSE
THEY KNOW.
NUMBER 6 IS LOOSE.
OK, I’M
FOLLOWING, SIR.
DON’T EVEN KNOW THE MAN,
AND HE’S TRYING TO KILL ME.
HAVEN’T I TOLD
YOU ABOUT DEATH?

IT’S NATURE’S WAY OF SAYING
YOU’RE IN THE WRONG JOB.
NOW LET’S SEE
WHAT IS HIDDEN
BEHIND THE BOLTS.
DID I EVER TELL YOU
THAT YOU’RE A GOOD
MAN, CHARLIE BRADDOCK?
NOT WHEN YOU’RE
SOBER, SIR, NO.
MAY YOU
INHERIT THE EARTH.

6 FEET OF IT,
I SHOULD THINK.
NO SPRINGS.
I’M GOING TO
TAKE OFF THE PLATE.
I’M GOING TO
INFRARED.
LOOKING FOR A
LIGHT-ACTIVATED TRIGGER.

STILL THERE,
CHARLIE?
YES, SKIPPER.
[Sighs]
THE LIGHT’S OFF. SAVE
THE LAST DANCE FOR ME.
HERE WE ALL ARE,
COMFY IN THE DARK.

STARTING TO REMOVE
THE BOLTS.
BOTTOM,
GOING CLOCKWISE.
ONE.
2. EASY.
[Humming]
3.
I’M A LITTLE
CHAMPION. 4.
5.
THERE WE ARE.
NICE AND EASY.
6.
ALL RIGHT,
CHARLIE.
THIS IS IT.
BE CAREFUL WITH
THE PLATE, SKIPPER.
DOESN’T WANT
TO MOVE, CHARLIE.
[Clicks]
[Loud clicking]
[Clanging]
YOU OK, SKIPPER?
WE SHOULD
HAVE BEEN A PAIR
OF BURGLARS, CHARLIE.
WE’D HAVE MADE
A FORTUNE.

[Ticking]
AH!
THERE’S THE
LITTLE SPIDER!
PHOTOELECTRIC CELL,
UPPER LEFT QUADRANT.
YOU’RE QUITE RIGHT,
CHARLIE.
THE UNFRIENDLY BASTARD
IS TRYING TO KILL US.

LIGHT GOING ON, NOW.
FIRST BIT OF WHITE
LIGHT STRIKES THIS,
AND YOU’D BE THE
NEW HEAD PREFECT.
COMPLICATED LASH-UP.
SOMETHING’S MOVING.
A SORT OF TAPE.
OH!
YOU’RE A CLEVER
MAN, JUGGERNAUT.
RIGHTFUL CONTENDER.
LOWER FRONT SECTION…
SOME KIND OF FUSE PANEL.
NOT NICE, THAT.
OPEN INVITATION
RESPECTFULLY REFUSED.

OFF YOU GO, CHARLIE.
FOLLOW THE
YELLOW BRICK ROAD.
RIGHT. “IN HIS
MASTER’S STEPS HE TROD.”
I’M GOING TO THE SCANNER.
BOTTOM FIRST, RIGHT?
THE FIRST OF THE 2
NORMALLY CLOSED RELAYS,
ACCORDING TO MY
SAFE-AMMETER,
THERE’S NO CURRENT
IN THE TOP BLUE WIRE,
OR THE WHITE.
OH, TONY,
JEFF HERE.
THE RELAY ON THE LEFT
IS SOME SORT OF
TRIGGER MECHANISM.
ON NO ACCOUNT
CUT THE RED WIRE
BEFORE ISOLATING
THE RELAY CONTACTS.
I MAY BE STUPID, BUT
I’M NOT BLOODY STUPID.
AH, LET’S HAVE A
LITTLE LOOK IN HERE.
[Beeping]
THERE’S HALF A DOZEN
TRIGGERS HIDDEN
AWAY IN HERE.
ALL TO BE CUT THROUGH
BEFORE WE REACH THE TIMER.
STARTING TO CUT.
FOLLOW ME THROUGH,
CHARLIE.
RIGHT SIDE RELAYS.
I’M FOLLOWING.
HEADS UP!
STARTING TO CUT
THE TOP BLUE WIRE NOW.
TOP BLUE.
NOW THE WHITE.
WHITE.
GREEN.
GOT IT.
AND THE BOTTOM BLUE.
BRILLIANTLY ANALYZED.
BOTTOM BLUE. GOT IT.
READY TO ISOLATE LEFT
SIDE RELAY CONTACTS.
PLASTIC STRIP
SHOULD DO IT.
SLIPPING IN
BETWEEN THE CONTACTS.
[Humming]
DOWNHILL, THIS BIT,
CHARLIE.

CAPTAIN, DIDN’T
YOU GIVE MY MESSAGE
TO YOUR DRIVER?
[People screaming]
CHARLIE!
STATION 8!
DAMAGE REPORT.
ON ITS WAY, SIR.
DAMAGE CONTROL PARTY,
REPORT TO STATION 8.
[Man]
SPRINKLER SYSTEM’S
ACTIVATED IN MAIN BALLROOM.
TAKING WATER, SIR!
[Man]
WATERTIGHT DOORS
STILL CLOSED.
STEADY NOW.
WOUNDED ON THE
STARBOARD SIDE.
BRING THE SEAS TO
PORT. COME PORT TO 0-8-0.
[Man shouting]
[People screaming]
TONY,
WHAT’S HAPPENED?
WHAT’S HAPPENED?
CHARLIE’S BOMB HAPPENED.
PAY THE MAN HIS MONEY.
[Intercom buzzing]
[Woman over intercom]
FLIGHT NUMBER 626
TO DUSSELDORF

IS DEPARTING FROM GATE 4.
PASSENGERS WHO
HAVE NOT CHECKED IN,
PLEASE GO TO DESK O.

THE COACH FOR K.L.M. FLIGHT
102 TO ROTTERDAM

IS DEPARTING FROM GATE 10.
PASSENGERS WHO
HAVE NOT CHECKED IN
FOR THIS FLIGHT,

PLEASE GO TO DESK O.
BRITISH AIRWAYS FLIGHT 568
TO ZURICH

IS DEPARTING FROM GATE 10.
PASSENGERS WHO
HAVE NOT CHECKED IN,

PLEASE GO TO DESK O.
YOU’LL NEED THOSE
FOR YOUR LUGGAGE.
ALL RIGHT?
THANK YOU VERY MUCH.
YES.
JUST POP THEM DOWN.
THANK YOU.
HAVE YOU A TICKET?
30 POUNDS
OVERWEIGHT.
TO DUBLIN,
THAT’S 14.50 POUNDS
TO PAY, SIR.
WHAT?
EXCESS BAGGAGE,
14.50 POUNDS TO PAY.
AH!
THAT’S NOT
IN THE SCRIPT.
NO,
SOMETHING’S WRONG.
I’LL…
I’LL HAVE TO…
UH…
I HAVEN’T GOT THE MONEY.
GET HIM!
[Phone ringing]
YES?
MR. NICHOLAS PORTER,
MANAGING DIRECTOR
OF SOVEREIGN LINE?

YOU KNOW
BLOODY WELL IT IS.
CANCEL ALL OUR
PREVIOUS ARRANGEMENTS,
MR. PORTER.
PLEASE CONSIDER
THE MATTER CLOSED.
[Man]
FUNNY VOICE HE HAS.
WHAT ABOUT HIS FACE?
DID HE HAVE A FUNNY FACE?
I HAVEN’T SEEN HIS FACE.
I NEVER MET THE
FELLA, HAVE I?
TELL US ABOUT
IT, COME ON.
RANG ME UP.
SAID HE
HEARD I MIGHT BE
INTERESTED IN A JOB.
DEAD SIMPLE.
PICK UP SOME CASES.
CHECK THEM IN
AT THE COUNTER.
50 QUID
ON ACCOUNT.
AND 50 QUID
LATER.
NO QUESTIONS.
SIMPLE.
SO I GOT THE FIRST
50 QUID IN AN ENVELOPE,
THROUGH THE DOOR…
WITH A KEY…
INSTRUCTIONS.
THEN YOU KNOW
WHAT HAPPENS.
IT WAS A LASH-UP,
WASN’T IT?
WHY DIDN’T YOU TAKE
THE 50 QUID WITH YOU?
I’D SPENT IT,
HADN’T I?
I BLEW A GREAT BIG HOLE
IN YOUR SHIP, CAPTAIN.
I BETTER GIVE IT
BACK TO YOU.
DRINK?
THERE’S
A MESSAGE.
AH, AH, AH!
HOW MUCH DID
THE MAN ASK FOR?
HALF A MILLION?
GIVE IT TO HIM.
HE’S NOT EVEN GREEDY.
A HALF A MILLION FOR
YOUR FINE SHIP?
READ THAT.
YOU COULDN’T EVEN
BUY A DECENT TRAWLER
AT THAT PRICE.
READ THAT,
MR. FALLON.
“NEGOTIATIONS
HAVE BROKEN DOWN.”
WELL, THERE’S ONLY ONE ANSWER
FOR THAT SORT OF MENTALITY.
YOU HAVE TO GO
BACK TO THE BOMBS.
PERSUADE ME.
1,200 LIVES.
LIVES?
[Laughs]
NOT MANY LIVES, THAT.
I MEAN, NOT IN THE
GREAT SCHEME OF THINGS.
REMEMBER WHAT
THE GOLDFISH SAID?
“THERE MUST BE A GOD!
“I MEAN, WHO
CHANGES THE WATER?”
SPECKS IN THE
UNIVERSE, CAPTAIN.
LAUNCH YOUR LIFEBOATS.
YOU’VE SEEN THE
CONDITIONS OUT THERE.
IF WE LAUNCH THE LIFEBOATS,
HALF OF THEM WON’T SURVIVE.
THE THOUGHTS OF DEATH DO
NOT IMPRESS ME, CAPTAIN.
I’VE THOUGHT OF NOTHING
ELSE ALL MY WORKING LIFE!
MY TRADE IS SURVIVAL!
GET THROUGH THE
NEXT 24 HOURS!
ALL RIGHT, I KNOW…
OTHER PEOPLE
DO IT, TOO…
BUT I SUFFER FROM IT
IN A MORE– IN A MORE
EXTREME FORM.
FALLON, STOP DRINKING.
I’M ORDERING YOU.
YOU DON’T GIVE THE ORDERS.
THAT GOOD AND GIFTED MAN
WHO PLANTED THE BOMBS
GIVES THE ORDERS.
CHARLIE WAS A
GOOD AND GIFTED MAN.
[Laughs]
SOMETIMES IT…
SOMETIMES IT…
HAPPENS.
JUST LIKE THAT,
CAPTAIN.
THE TEA BREAK IS OVER.
YOU CAN GENERALLY
SEE WHERE I’VE BEEN.
ALL RIGHT,
LADS, BACK TO WORK.
ONE APIECE.
THE SORCERER’S
APPRENTICE.
YES, SIR.
YOU’VE GOT A CHANCE
TO MAKE A NAME FOR
YOURSELF, POSTHUMOUSLY.
ALL RIGHT, HOW
FAR DID CHARLIE GO?
WHAT WAS HIS LAST MOVE?
RELAY CONTACTS.
[Beeping]
INSERTING A STRIP
OF PLASTIC BETWEEN
THE RELAY CONTACTS.
JESUS.
THERE’S A WIRE.
JUST A THREAD.
I CAN HARDLY SEE IT.
THE CONTACTS ARE
ELECTRICALLY CLOSED.
CHARLIE’S STRIP MUST
HAVE BROKEN THE WIRE.
WHAT’S YOUR
NEXT PROCEDURE?
SHUT UP, JEFF!
CLAMPING THE CONTACTS.
IT’S VERY DELICATE.
I WANT SILENCE.
DON’T GO TOO
FAR, JEFF.
HERE WE ARE.
WE’RE DOING USEFUL
WORK AFTER ALL, CHARLIE.

WHAT’S THE POINT OF
BEING AFRAID?

WE’VE LIVED ON BORROWED
TIME LONG ENOUGH,
YOU AND I.

COME ON.
COME ON.
THAT’S THE BOY.
NOW.
OBSERVE THE CONTROL…
AND THE RESTRAINT.
OH, YOU’RE A GOOD
MAN, JUGGERNAUT.
BUT SO AM I.
SO IS FALLON.
A GOOD MAN.
LIGHTING UP.
THERE’S SOME KIND
PLATE AT THE BACK.
A MOVING
TAPE COUNTER.
I’M GOING TO CUT IT.
I’M SORRY, TONY, JEFF AGAIN.
HOW’S THE COUNTER CONNECTED?
CONNECTED TO
SWEET BLOODY NOTHING!

ICING ON A CAKE.
OH, WELL…
IT’S GETTING EARLY.
TIME FALLON WAS ASLEEP.
CUTTING NOW.
[Alarm ringing]
HE’S A BLOODY COMEDIAN!
EVERYBODY LAUGHING?
THE BELLS OF HELL GO
TRING-A-LING-A-LING
[Alarm stops]
REMOVING THE
MOUNTING PLATE.
I SHOULD FIND THE TIMING
DEVICE BEHIND IT.
WATCH WHEN YOU
REMOVE THE MOUNTING CLIPS.

DON’T WORRY.
I’M GETTING
USED TO HIS STYLE.
[Clicks]
FIRST ONE LOOSE.
THERE’S SOMETHING
ABOUT HIS BRUSH STROKES.
FINDING THE 2ND.
AND HIS TONE OF VOICE.
HERE WE GO NOW.
[Clicks]
2ND FREE.
NOW…
I’M LOWERING
THE CIRCUIT BOARD.
BACK TO SQUARE
ONE, GENTLEMEN.
ANOTHER BOOBY-TRAP
AND I’M THE BOOBY.
BRIDGE!
I WANT PAINT REMOVER.
GALLONS OF IT.
AND I WANT IT FAST,
TO EVERY BOMB STATION.

CLEAR THE ENGINE ROOM.
[Beeping]
MALICENT.
[Hollingsworth]
FINISH WITH THE ENGINES…

QUICK AS YOU CAN.
UNDERSTOOD.
GOOD LUCK,
SIR.
[Fallon]
JEFF…

OR ANYONE
LISTENING IN LONDON,

I’VE SEEN THIS SAME
HILARIOUS TRICK BEFORE.

ONLY ONCE,
DURING THE BLITZ.
GERMAN LAND MINE.
THE REAL ENTRANCE
IS AROUND THE SIDE.
GO IN THE FRONT DOOR,
THERE’S A RUDE MESSAGE.
NOW, WHOEVER
BUILT THE GERMAN BOMB
BUILT THIS ONE.
SUPERINTENDENT
McCLEOD, POLICE.
JUGGERNAUT’S
VOICE WAS ENGLISH.
I DON’T CARE IF IT
WAS THE QUEEN MUM.
WHOEVER BUILT
THE GERMAN HORROR
BUILT THIS ONE.
HOW DO WE CHECK?
HOW DO WE FIND OUT?
I WAS WORKING
WITH SID BUCKLAND.
I WAS ON HIS TEAM.
GO SEE SID, AND TELL
HIM THAT YOUNG FALLON

IS IN THE
FERTILIZER AGAIN.
I REMEMBER IT VERY WELL.
BRILLIANT PIECE OF DESIGN.
WE SOUGHT OUT THE
DESIGNER AFTER THE WAR.
WERNER STERNE…
ELECTRICAL ENGINEER…
FRANKFURT.
I REGRET TO INFORM YOU
THAT MR. STERNE DIED
IN MUNICH 11 YEARS AGO.
FOUND THIS UPSTAIRS.
BINGO!
DIFFERENT SORT
OF METAL.
[Tapping]
IT’LL CUT.
HIGH-SPEED DRILL.
WON’T IT SET OFF
THE TREMBLER FUSE?
IT’S A COARSE TREMBLER.
FINE DRILL.
IF IT WAS EASY,
EVERYBODY WOULD BE DOING IT.
AND THEN WHAT
WOULD BECOME OF US?
OFF YOU GO, DIGBY.
I’LL SEE YOU
WHEN I’VE DISCOVERED
THE SECRET OF THE UNIVERSE.
TONY, YOUR GERMAN
DESIGNER’S DEAD,
BUT THEY’VE FOUND
JUGGERNAUT. BUCKLAND.
I’VE GOT TO GET
ON WITH THIS.
JUST A MINUTE.
JUST BEFORE YOU GO.

THAT TRICK LAND MINE,
HOW WAS IT FUSED?
WE NEVER FOUND OUT.
RAN LIKE THIEVES.
BLEW UP 3 BLOCKS.
THE BLAST BROKE MY LEG.
EVERYTHING WAS BURNING.
BUCKLAND DRAGGED ME OUT.
STARTING TO DRILL.
ARE WE WINNING?
2 HOURS TO GO.
THEY STILL HAVEN’T REACHED
THE FUSING MECHANISM.
2 HOURS.
FINGERS MOVE.
“MOVE,” I SAY…
AND THEY MOVE.
I GIVE THE ORDER
“SMILE,” AND I DO.
I SHALL MISS ALL THAT.
WHAT’S THIS THING
HE CAN’T REACH?
THE FUSING MECHANISM.
THE SECRET OF IT ALL?
YES.
2 HOURS TO REACH
YOUR FUSING MECHANISM,
AND YOU MUST GET ON
WITH YOUR MASTER’S BUSINESS.
WELL, IF IT’S
ANY CONSOLATION,
FALLON TELLS ME THAT, UH,
1,200 DEATHS
DON’T MATTER.
A SPECK OF DUST IN
THE EYE OF THE UNIVERSE.
SOMETHING ABOUT
GOLDFISH.
1,000, 1,200, 1,400,
I’M WITH HIM THERE.
BUT ONE…
YOU CAN CARE ABOUT
ONE PERSON, ALEX.
IS THERE SOMEONE?
YES.
AND IS IT ME?
[Buzzing]
YOU’RE WANTED.
FALLON’S FOUND
THE FUSE.
HE’S AFRAID
THE BOMB’S
GOING TO BLOW.
ALL PASSENGERS
STAND BY LIFEBOATS.
[Hardy]
LIFEBOATS, SIR.
[Buzzer sounds]
[Fallon]
THERE ARE 2 WIRES FROM
THE TOP OF THE DETONATOR.
ONE RED, ONE BLUE.
ONE FIRES THE DETONATOR.
THUS THE BIG BANG.
I’M AFRAID I DON’T KNOW
WHAT THE OTHER ONE DOES.
TREMBLER SWITCH.
I’M PUTTING IT BACK.
EASY, FALLON.
[Sighs]
GET ME BUCKLAND.
[Alarm ringing]
[People shouting]
[Yelping]
[All chattering]
I THINK YOU BETTER
PUT THIS ON, SIR.
I CAN’T SWIM!
THAT’S WHY
YOU’RE WEARING IT.
THE SHIPS OUT
THERE’LL HAVE YOU
BEFORE YOU GET YOUR FEET WET.
-OFFICER.
-YES, SIR?
I’VE JUST BEEN
BITTEN AGAIN.
WILL THE SEA
BE VERY COLD?
IN MY PROFESSIONAL
OPINION…
NOT HOT.
AND IT WILL
RUIN YOUR HAIR.
IN YOUR PROFESSIONAL
CAPACITY,
YOU’RE SUPPOSED TO
BE CHEERING US UP.
THERE AREN’T
ANY ICEBERGS.
CORRECTION.
FALLON, FALLON,
THIS IS LONDON CONTROL.
TONY, THIS IS
JEFF SPEAKING.

WHERE’S BUCKLAND?
HE’S WITH THE POLICE.
HE DOESN’T WANT TO
TALK ABOUT THE BOMBS.

I WANT BUCKLAND.
THE TIME IS 6:01. THE
MISSION IS TERMINATED.
LIKE HELL IT IS.
LOOK, I KNOW HOW
HE’S DONE IT.
IT’S JUST ONE SMALL STEP.
I’M NEARLY THERE.

IT’S 6:02.
TAKE YOUR MEN
ABOVE DECKS.

MY MEN WILL STAY ON
TILL THEY’VE DONE

WHAT THEY CAME
ABOARD TO DO.

NOW STOP PISSING ABOUT
AND GET ME BUCKLAND!
WHY?
I CAN’T EXPLAIN
WHAT THEY DID TO ME,
NOT IN OFFICIAL
POLICE JARGON, THAT IS.
WHO ARE THEY?
THEY TEACH YOU HOW
TO DISMANTLE BOMBS,
SAVE LIVES.
BUT THEY DIDN’T
PAY YOU ENOUGH,
SO YOU LEARN HOW
TO DESIGN BOMBS.
TAKING LIVES, THAT
PAYS MUCH BETTER.
AND THEN ONE DAY
YOU’RE OLD,
AND THEY GIVE YOU
A MISERABLE PENSION.
I’M STILL GOOD AT MY JOB.
FALLON REFUSES
TO LEAVE.
HE INSISTS ON
TALKING TO BUCKLAND.
I’LL TALK TO FALLON.
AND YOU THINK WE
SHOULD GIVE WAY
TO PEOPLE LIKE THAT?
YOU MAKE PEOPLE LIKE THAT.
[Harder]
IT’S ALL RIGHT,
TONY, HE’S COMING.
HELLO, SID.
THIS IS TONY FALLON.
IF WE’RE STILL ON
SPEAKING TERMS, THAT IS.

I’D LIKE TO APOLOGIZE
RIGHT HERE AND NOW…

FOR WHATEVER
IT IS I DID.

BUCKLAND.
IT’S A JOYOUS NOISE.
I’M SORRY IT’S
YOU, FALLON.
I’M SORRY IT’S
ME, AS WELL.

I THOUGHT YOU’D TAUGHT ME
EVERYTHING I KNEW, SID.
BUT THERE’S
A MISSING LINK…
THAT’S MAKING ME
A LITTLE NERVOUS.
I KNOW YOU
REMEMBER BEING NERVOUS.
BEAR WITH ME, SID.
THERE’S A RED WIRE,
AND A BLUE WIRE.
ONE TRIPS OFF
THE DETONATOR.
THE OTHER IS A BOOBY
TRAP, THE SUCKER PUNCH.
NOW THAT’S
PERFECTLY DIAGNOSED,
WOULDN’T YOU SAY?

PERFECT.
TIME’S PRESSING,
SID.

I THINK IN ABOUT
3 MINUTES.
I’M GOING TO
CUT THE BLUE WIRE.
MY LADS WILL WAIT.
IF I GO IN
THE WRONG WAY…
THEY’LL KNOW
WHAT TO DO.
AM I RIGHT?
IS IT THE
BLUE WIRE, SID?

[Alarm ringing]
[Sid]
2 MINUTES.
SID, IT’S TOO
LATE TO RUN.

AND FURTHERMORE
I FREELY ACKNOWLEDGE
THAT YOU ARE
STILL THE GOVERNOR.
AND ONE OTHER POINT…
I’M VERY FRIGHTENED.
AND I KNOW YOU
REMEMBER, PRECISELY,
WHAT I’M FEELING.
ALL FOR THE SAKE…
OF ONE WORD, SID.
“RED”…
OR “BLUE.”
CUT THE BLUE WIRE.
[Beeping]
CUT THE BLUE WIRE.
[Beeping stops]
RED, LADS!
CUT THE RED.
R-E-D, RED!

[Sighs loudly]
FALLON IS THE CHAMPION.
[Clapping]
[Chattering]
I DIDN’T KNOW
WHAT TO DO.
I’LL TAKE YOU DOWN
AND GET YOU A DRINK.
WHAT, AT 6:00
IN THE MORNING?
YOU WANT ONE?
THANKS VERY MUCH.

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