An old SAS (presumably) tv movie/film/something

#21
Watched the first ten minutes of isomething very like that last night before deep boredom crept over me. 'Strike back'. The uniforms worn in those ten minutes were bought at a church jumble sale, and the military adviser was probably ACF.
Think it was produced by Chris Ryan initially.
 

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#23
Think it was produced by Chris Ryan initially.
I have to admit i wasnt too impressed with the first series of Strike Back. Subsequent series were much better, although have yet to see the latest - not heard much good about it.
 
#24
Perhaps somebody could help me with this one. This is genuine & not a wind up.

All I remember was the ending, it was a 1970's vintage drag queen curled up in side an oven, smiling and waving goodbye to the camera as it slowly panned out and I'm guessing the credits rolled.
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Sounds like the end of "The Railway Children - Redux"
 
#25
The collective wisdom of Arrse is an amazing resource. Now, if someone can help me with a song that I have stuck in my head, Elton John I thin. It goes something like this

Dum
Dum dum dum dum dum doo doo
Dum dum dum dum dum
Dum dum dum dum dum doo doo
I guess Bernie Taupin must have had an off day when he wrote that one...
 
#27
Maybe he was feeling a little queer?
Probably the only one around Elton John who wasn't! :eek:

From Wiki...

Taupin has been married four times and divorced three: Maxine Feibelman (1971–76);[22] Toni Lynn Russo (1979–91), sister of actress Rene Russo; Stephanie Haymes (1993–98), daughter of entertainers Dick Haymes and Fran Jeffries; and Heather Kidd (March 2004–present), with whom he has two daughters, Charley Indiana and Georgey Devon.
 
#28
Probably the only one around Elton John who wasn't! :eek:

From Wiki...

Taupin has been married four times and divorced three: Maxine Feibelman (1971–76);[22] Toni Lynn Russo (1979–91), sister of actress Rene Russo; Stephanie Haymes (1993–98), daughter of entertainers Dick Haymes and Fran Jeffries; and Heather Kidd (March 2004–present), with whom he has two daughters, Charley Indiana and Georgey Devon.
I shall quote the mantra of the Corps of Royal Military Police:

“The absence of evidence is not the evidence of absence.”
Carl Sagan,

Or should that be "He fell up the stairs, while cuddling my dog, sir."?
 
#30
Bloody hell. Once again Arrse amazes me - an obscure description of a half remembered sequence identifies a 30 year old programme!
The bit i remember was this, from the Zero Option which i think was the pilot for the series from the looks of things

Just realised, its that bloody SAS colonel again from Ultimate Force and Soldier Soldier.
I remembered that
Some slo mo shotgun action the no more SAS stuff.
I'll watch it again now though
 
#31
Bloody hell. Once again Arrse amazes me - an obscure description of a half remembered sequence identifies a 30 year old programme!
The bit i remember was this, from the Zero Option which i think was the pilot for the series from the looks of things

Just realised, its that bloody SAS colonel again from Ultimate Force and Soldier Soldier.
Mile Anderson, he's spent more time in uniform than most of arrse.
 
#35
Song for Guy. Defo.
Edited to add that I'm sorry I know that.
Too much listening to Popmaster.
That is it - thank you. It has been in my head for ages and, although I knew it was Elton John, I didn't know the song.

As someone said above, the collective wisdom of Arrse can be a wonderful thing. Thank you.
 
#36
I've seen the film, or at least, one that has a very similar opening scene - its about all I remember from it, other than film being crap. iirc its called "The Zero Option". There is an imdb entry for that, with a vaguely similar outline. Don't remember anything about a jewellery heist though.

Least ways, I remember it being called "The Zero Option" - a few years ago I was wondering about the film, webnt looking, couldn;t find much out about it other than it had another title - much like Euan Lloyd's Who Dares Wins was titled "The Final Option" for it's US release.

The only other thing I recall from the film is that there was a pretty well known male actor. For some reason I thought it was Craig Fairbrass (London's Burning), but imdb show's it isn't, and the none of the actors credited ring a bell.

The film was utter tosh, so much so that even a bunch of us young, impressionable squaddies binned it; and we managed to watch all sorts of crud back then (MIA, MIA2, How Sleep The Brave, etc!)
 

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