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one of his better 'non Bond' roles..?


I read that RM thought he was miscast in this movie, and wasn't going to accept the role.However he changed his mind as, he was allowed to "ham up" and bring some comedy into the role. ( just as he did as 007).

He's also pretty good in a movie called GOLD...( which he plays seriously)

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0071566/


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His BEST non-Bond role....I'd love if this became a really popular film that inspired a bunch of ffolkes sequels.

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absolutely



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I think Roger Moore is excellent here, and I suspect he's just being modest when he says he was miscast. I love the touches of humour, which make this a cut above the average action film. A superhero who also fancies cats!

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Another exc. action/comedy w/Roger Moore is "Escape to Athena" ,also he's very good in "The Wild Geese"(another non- Bond role)

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Thanks for those suggestions. I'll seek out "Escape to Athena" and "The Wild Geese."

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I own this on VHS, however it is titled 'Ffolkes" and not North Sea Hijack on my copy. It is so good and a very unusual and completely different from Bond.

I really do enjoy this one.

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Roger will always be my favourite Bond but I also enjoyed his non bond roles. I have not seen this film since I was a kid so aim to dig it out for a watch again.

I second the recommendations of Wild Geese and Escape To Athena. Athena in particular is a very good film that always cheers me up when I watch it.

I do miss Roger Moore. I wish he had made more films and not retired so early

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His best non-Bond role is still the Saint, but this was pretty good. He's a bit dodgy in the Wild Geese and the weak link of the cast, in my opinion. Escape to Athena is pretty goofy all around but quite enjoyable. Moore's accent has to be heard to be believed. The Sea Wolves is a good one, though he is essentially a WW2 Bond. Thank heaven the rest of the cast help elevate the film, though Gregory Peck is the one here with the dodgy accent.

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Moore is superb in another 70s actioner-Shout at the Devil.Great stuff with Lee Marvin in it as well.Another good one was Cannonball Run 2,in which he plays a Bond type character.Not so much tongue in cheek as truly over the top.His best ever role was in the Saint,though.I saw the black and white pilot episode recently-truly wonderful.But the colour series were even better-great scripts,excellent production values typical of UK television drama of the period.And Moore on top form throughout.Highly recommended-and the box-sets are pretty cheap now,so you have no excuse!Also The Persuaders,in which Moore appeared with Tony Curtis-what a double act they made!One of the best TV shows ever.

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The Man Who Haunted Himself was a good one

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