Dir: Russell Mulcahy
Starring: Michael Caine and Sean Young
A former secret agent in London becomes embroiled in murder and arms smuggling
Part of this crime thriller is centred on The Globe Pub in Bedale Street, Southwark, and a number of night shots feature passing 4 EPB EMUs. The scenes culminate in an exciting sequence in which Michael Caine chases a murderer onto a railway line and narrowly avoids being hit by a train. The train is formed of a Class 205 DEMU, not a common unit for the area. However, if we assume that the scene was filmed in the same area around Southwark then the third rail ‘juice’ would have been off for safety reasons thus necessitating the use of a diesel unit.