Ffolkes

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Ffolkes / North Sea Hijack
Ffolkes Poster.jpg
Cinema Poster
Country UKD.jpg UK
Directed by Andrew V. McLaglen
Release Date 1979
Studio Cinema Seven Productions
Distributor Universal / CIC
Main Cast
Character Actor
Rufus Excalibur ffolkes Roger Moore
Lou Kramer Anthony Perkins
Harold Shulman Michael Parks
Captain Olafsen Jack Watson
Sanna Lea Brodie
Admiral Brindsen James Mason
Prime Minister Faith Brook


Ffolkes (US release title) or North Sea Hijack (original UK release title) is a 1979 British action movie directed by Andrew V. McLaglen and starring Roger Moore as eccentric freelance counter-terrorism consultant Rufus Excalibur ffolkes (with two lower case f's).

The following weapons are seen in the movie Ffolkes:

Contents


Handguns

SIG P210 Pistol

Lou Kramer (Anthony Perkins), the leader of hijackers, and several of his men are armed with SIG P210 pistols.

SIG P210-2 - 9x19mm
Lou Kramer (Anthony Perkins) aims his P210 at the ship crew.
Art Webb (Philip O'Brien) fires his P210.
Harold Shulman (Michael Parks) with P210.
Kramer with his P210 in the final scene.

M1911A1 Pistol

Robert Ackerman (Anthony Pullen Shaw), one of Kramer's men, is armed with M1911A1 pistol in one scene (later it switches to Inglis Hi-Power). When Rufus Excalibur ffolkes (Roger Moore) covertly infiltrated the ship he is also armed with M1911A1 pistol.

World War II issued Colt M1911A1 Pistol - .45 ACP
Robert Ackerman (Anthony Pullen Shaw) threatens Sanna (Lea Brodie) with his pistol.
Rufus Excalibur ffolkes (Roger Moore) with his M1911A1 infiltrated the ship.
A close view on ffolkes' pistol.

Inglis Hi-Power Pistol

Ackerman's (Anthony Pullen Shaw) M1911A1 switches to Inglis Hi-Power in the final scene.

Inglis Hi-Power - 9x19mm
Ackerman patrols the deck of the ship. Note the shape of the hammer.
Sanna (Lea Brodie) with the pistol taken from Ackerman.

Smith & Wesson Model 19 Revolver

Harold Shulman (Michael Parks), the second-in-command of hijackers, is armed with Smith & Wesson Model 19 revolver with a six inch barrel. In several scenes he changes it to SIG P210 pistol and back.

Smith & Wesson Model 19, 6 inch "patridge" front sight barrel - .357 Magnum.
Harold Shulman (Michael Parks) aims his Smith & Wesson Model 19 at the ship crew.
Shulman with his Smith & Wesson Model 19 in the final scene.

Webley Revolver

A Webley revolver is seen in hands of Rufus Excalibur ffolkes (Roger Moore) when he is preparing his bag for a trip to London. It is hard to identify the revolver for sure but most likely it is Mk VI.

Webley Mk. VI - .455 Webley
A Webley revolver is seen in ffolkes's hand.

Llama Model XVIII

When Rufus Excalibur ffolkes (Roger Moore) went to negotiate with the hijackers, he had a pocket pistol hidden inside his naval cap. This pistol is a Spanish Llama Model XVIII .25 calibre pistol.

Llama Model XVIII - 6.35mm / .25ACP
Rufus Excalibur ffolkes (Roger Moore), dressed as naval officer, cocks his pocket pistol.
ffolkes is holding his pocket pistol.

Submachine guns

Uzi

Two of the hijackers, Saburo Yakamoto (Sabu Kimura) and Eiji Tanaka (Eiji Kusuhara), are armed with Uzi submachine guns.

IMI Uzi with buttstock collapsed - 9x19mm
Saburo Yakamoto (Sabu Kimura) (the right one) and Eiji Tanaka (Eiji Kusuhara) load their Uzi SMGs before the action.
One of the Japanese hijackers with his Uzi.
One of the Japanese hijackers patrols the deck of the ship.
A close view on the Uzi.

Other weapons

F-1 Hand Grenade

Rufus Excalibur ffolkes (Roger Moore) uses live F-1 hand grenades when training frogmen.

F-1 High-Explosive Fragmentation hand grenade
Rufus Excalibur ffolkes (Roger Moore) demonstrates the grenade to his disciples. While the grenade is intended to be live, it lacks the fuse.

Trivia

Aerial bomb

The aerial bomb was planned to be dropped from a helicopter on the hijacked ship if ffolkes' plan failed. The inscriptions on the bomb are completely fictional.

Diver propulsion vehicle

ffolkes' frogmen use diver propulsion vehicles (also known as underwater scooters).

UK release poster

North Sea Hijack Poster.jpg



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