Dir: Phillip Noyce
Starring: Harrison Ford and Anne Archer
A former CIA agent in London shoots an IRA terrorist and becomes a target for their revenge
This controversial but no less successful American spy thriller is based on Tom Clancy’s 1987 novel of the same name. It features a scene filmed on the London Underground at Aldwych station with 1972-built tube stock present. One point of note is that on the platform the passenger PA announcement states that the next departure is a ‘Hatton Cross train’, stopping at ‘Oxford Circus, Piccadilly Circus, Leicester Square, Green Park, Acton Town, Hammersmith, Marble Arch, Hounslow East, South Ealing and Hyde Park Corner’, a random number of stations grouped together! The same PA goes on to confuse everyone even further by announcing ‘all change at Acton Town for Hatton Cross’!! This last point is in reality correct, but it was a Hatton Cross train to start with!? (With thanks to Nick Cooper’s website London Underground in Films and Television for the screen captures).