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(50) IMDb 6.2/10
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Led by a radical chief, terrorists take over the American Embassy in London and make impossible demands that jeopardize the safety of the hostages. In HD.

Starring:
Lewis Collins, Judy Davis
Runtime:
2 hours 6 minutes

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Final Option

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Product Details

Genres Thriller, Action
Director Ian Sharp
Starring Lewis Collins, Judy Davis
Supporting actors Richard Widmark, Edward Woodward, Robert Webber, Tony Doyle, John Duttine, Kenneth Griffith, Rosalind Lloyd, Ingrid Pitt, Norman Rodway, Maurice Roëves, Bob Sherman, Albert Fortell, Mark Ryan, Patrick Allen, Aharon Ipalé, Paul Freeman, Briony Elliott, Jerry Donahue
Studio MGM
MPAA rating R (Restricted)
Captions and subtitles English Details
Rental rights 24 hour viewing period. Details
Purchase rights Stream instantly and download to 2 locations Details
Format Amazon Instant Video (streaming online video and digital download)

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Customer Reviews

Glad to own a copy.
Nightwatch
Thus by the time we approach the climactic events at the end of the movie, we are in no doubt who the good guys and the bad guys are.
N. Farquharson
The action movie buff will definitely enjoy this movie.
Dr Lim Michael

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25 of 27 people found the following review helpful By Dr Lim Michael on June 1, 2003
Format: VHS Tape
From the deserts of Africa to Iraq, the Special Air Service Regiment of the Brish Army is renowned for their derring-do and never say die attitude. This movie is a dramatization and tribute to the courageous men of the SAS and was probably motivated by the public interest after the real life Iranian Embassy seige in London. Lewis Collins who plays Capt Peter Skellern SAS goes undercover for MI5 the Security Service to infiltrate a violent anti-war "ban the bomb" group planning a big terrorist operation. He becomes intimate with the group's highly sexed but really ugly looking leader. In the final climatic scene, you go into the skin of an SAS Counter Revolutionary Warfare black clad trooper as he takes out the terrorists in the US Ambassador's residence. The action sequences are authentic especially as the technical advisors were serving members of the ultra secretive SAS. The speed of the action sequences are breathtaking especially the "double taps" or 2 shots to the brain technique used by the SAS CRW troopers. Note too the quick entry techniques used like the shooting out of the door hinges by 12 gauge combat shotguns. The techno music is very excitiing and inspiring too. The action movie buff will definitely enjoy this movie. When I first saw this movie in 1982 in England, the Campaign For Nuclear Disarmament supporters actually protested outside the cinema! Dr. Michael Lim The Travelling Gourmet.
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11 of 11 people found the following review helpful By Darren Harrison VINE VOICE on May 20, 2010
Format: Blu-ray
It is scandalous that Amazon is selling this product for $51 (as of May 20, 2010) when the item is available from Amazon UK for $21 (thats including postage to the US)I am guessing Amazon is counting on buyers being too lazy to click onto the United Kingdom link at the bottom of the page when looking for this item.
This movie, titled "The Final Option" here in the United States, is inspired by the SAS rescue of hostages at the Iranian Embassy in London when the British elite paratroopers stormed the building before the world's television camera's in the early 1980s. It is said that producer Euan Lloyd (who also produced classics such as "The Wild Geese" and "The Sea Wolves") registered every title he could think of after the incident, determined that the event would serve as a dramatic movie.
In the UK the movie goes under the title "Who Dares Wins" (which is the motto of the SAS). The action is switched from the Iranian Embassy to the U.S. ambassadors residence (evidently to make it more marketable to a U.S. audience) and the terrorists become nuclear disarmament militants.
In his first major leading role was Lewis Collins who was most familiar to British audiences for his role in the television series "The Professionals" and was among the public's favorite choices to take on the role of James Bond. Here he plays an SAS officer who is assigned to infilitrate the militants group and foil whatever mission they have planned.
The movie is a particular favorite of mine and on this imported British Blu-ray whereas the main feature plays on North American blu-ray players, the special features do not. The commentary however is playable on American Blu-ray players since it is an audio track and is quite engaging and interesting with the director phoning in his comments from New Zealand and producer Euan Lloyd in London.
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10 of 10 people found the following review helpful By N. Farquharson on September 16, 2006
Format: DVD
Now 25 years since it was filmed in England and Wales, this movie is an as yet "undiscovered" classic. The supporting cast of UK and US actors are instantly recognizable. It includes Richard Widmark, Robert Webber, Maurice Roeves, Patrick Allen, Edward Woodward and Tony Doyle, the latter currently famous for his role in Ballykissangel. While the beautiful Ingrid Pitt plays a very convincing "evil" terrorist who we, the audience, can love to hate.

Other reviewers on this page have been rather unkind to leading lady, Judy Davis, describing her as "ugly". If you click on her credit link at the top of the Amazon page you can see how many movies she's made and how attractive she is, both before and after 1982. Perhaps it is the early 1980s "big" hairstyle and makeup that are not found attractive today. Also, in her role here as a baddy, she sneers her way through the whole movie to impress her leading man, while in doing so repelling us, the audience. The leading man in this movie is played by Lewis Collins, who at that time still enjoyed the notoriety garnered from the very successful "The Professionals" action series.

What drives this movie is the superbly photographed action sequences, that are earthy, realistic and devoid of the modern "Hollywood" treatment where film shots are overly choreographed. The musical score is upbeat and drives most of the action, though the incidental music for a couple of family scenes is a little too syrupy. The tension builds slowly with occasional outbreaks of violence that we see are secretly financed by an organized international group. We see neo-Nazi "skinheads" beat up innocent bystanders and a good old British bobby (police officer) being kicked in the face.
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9 of 10 people found the following review helpful By L. Dumlao on September 1, 2010
Format: Blu-ray Verified Purchase
I won't go into the story, plot or anything like that. There are plenty of those around. My review is specifially for the Blu-Ray product itself. In a word, it sucks. This is nothing more than a VHS copy in Blu-Ray format. Whoever made this put in little effort, and this is clearly not a "remastering" in any sense of the word. The video quality is as grainy as a VHS copy.

The special features include a segment from a British series called The Electric Theater Show, which discussed the making of, Who Dares Wins.

The movie itself is fine, just don't expect stunning (or if your'e using HD as your benchmark ... good) quality.
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