|Notes ||Who Dares Wins (U.S. title: The Final Option) is a 1982 British political thriller film starring Lewis Collins, Judy Davis, Richard Widmark and Edward Woodward, directed by Ian Sharp. The title is the motto of the elite Special Air Service (SAS). |
The plot is largely inspired by the Iranian Embassy siege of 1980, where the United Kingdom's SAS special forces dramatically stormed the building to rescue those being held hostage inside. Euan Lloyd, the film's producer, got the idea for the film after watching live television coverage of the event, but he had to move quickly to prevent the idea being taken by somebody else. An initial synopsis was created by George Markstein. This was then turned into a novel by James Follett as The Tiptoe Boys, in thirty days. Meanwhile, chapter-by-chapter as the novel was completed, it was posted to Reginald Rose in Los Angeles, who wrote the final screenplay.
Famous for using actual SAS troopers during the Embassy assault.