Inspired by the Iranian Embassy siege, a kiddie-comic yarn about hardcore terrorists who subvert the 'Peace Lobby' and mount an armed attack on the American ambassador's London residence, holding the assembled VIP company to ransom. The terrorists are, of course, a ham-fisted bunch led by a sexy American bourgeoise (Davis), and they haven't reckoned with the superhuman skills and no-nonsense brutality of the SAS. Beneath the gung-ho action, the ideology of the movie stinks. Peace lobbyists are portrayed as spineless liberals, women are epitomised as the power-crazed rich bitch or the faithful wife-and-mother, and the SAS (following their 'heroic' image in the popular press) is depicted as an élite of supermen. A film to make the uncommitted want to join the next anti-nuclear demonstration from sheer outrage.
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