An adaptation from the controversial John Adams opera about the true life incident that took place in the mid 80s. The liner "Achille Lauro" is on a 12-day cruise in the Mediterranean. While the ship is docked in Alexandria, a maid discovers that four of the passengers are actually members of the Palestine Liberation Organization traveling incognito. Startled by their discovery, the PLO cadre is forced to act. They take the passengers on board hostage and demand the release of 50 Palestinian activists held in Israeli jails. As Egyptian, American, Italian, and Palestinian authorities bicker over the best way to handle the situation (and who would negotiate with the terrorists), the kidnappers find themselves dealing with rebellion among their captives, and an argument between the four PLO members and Leon Klinghoffer, a Jewish-American confined to a wheelchair, eventually escalates into violence.
Chris D (gb) wrote: Pretty weak script at times and a lot of slow-moving plot, but there are a lot of awesome scenes.
Terence B (ag) wrote: A little dull and a bit disappointing.
Bob M (it) wrote: Very good and inspirational football movie.
Lyle R (jp) wrote: Interesting and bloody British gangster flick full of betrayal and plot twists although at times the twists come so often it can be difficult to keep track of what's going on. Still a worthwhile effort with solid performances all round.
Matt C (ca) wrote: This isn't great, it wants to be an anti-war movie but it also wants to turn up the stirring score at the end and have you cheer on the yanks as they courageously blast away at the completely faceless Vietcong. You can't have it both ways. The performances are uniformly fairly poor as well.
Kate B (us) wrote: Aussie classic. Hopefully times have changed (now im thinking of Poppy when she turns 15!!!). What wankers the surfers were, I liked Debs 2nd boyfriend tho, v sad, and how stupid and naive were the girls.
Ethan P (de) wrote: Clear and Present Danger is a compelling and fiery thriller that displays the brutality of the drug cartel and the grimy politics and corruption that is all too common in Washington. The most powerful part of the movie is when Harrison Ford stares the two men that ordered a hit on him in the face before he enters the Oval Office and tells the President "I don't dance."
Justin S (mx) wrote: Some good songs, good actors and story. Don't know why I wasn't as engaged as I should be. They separate at the end