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Who Dares Wins

Who Dares Wins is pulp fare about the politics of terrorism in which the anti-war movement is discredited as prone to reckless murder in the ironic name of peace. In this case, provocative premise is no substitute for classy drama.

Who Dares Wins is pulp fare about the politics of terrorism in which the anti-war movement is discredited as prone to reckless murder in the ironic name of peace. In this case, provocative premise is no substitute for classy drama.

The simple-minded plot [from an original story by George Markstein] has a militant anti-nuke organization take over a US diplomatic facility in London with its glitzy bunch of hostages and demanding the wipeout of a US sub base in Scotland by a nuclear missile. Wiped out instead, by a crack British commando team, are the peaceniks. All characters are stereotyped rather than cliched.

Performing standout is Judy Davis as the ‘terrorist’ leader. Lewis Collins offers pleasing virile projection as an undercover agent who shacks up with Davis.

Who Dares Wins

UK

  • Production: Rank. Director Ian Sharp; Producer Euan Lloyd; Screenplay Reginald Rose; Camera Phil Meheux; Editor John Grover; Music Roy Budd; Art Director Syd Cain
  • Crew: (Color) Available on VHS. Extract of a review from 1982. Running time: 125 MIN.
  • With: Lewis Collins Judy Davis Richard Widmark Edward Woodward Robert Webber Tony Doyle
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