Watching tape of Pentagon deaths in the main control
MALONE: Hydrogen Cyanide. Three times
heavier than air. Disseminated as liquid or vapour. 10
secs of concentration sufficient to cause death.
BACKUP: Who would do something like that?
CHRIS: And how did they get the stuff in there? In the
SAM: It has to be one of the most secure buildings on
CHRIS: Or was.
MALONE: Well, their news management is still very efficient.
They’re calling it a mystery disease. Anyway, it’s not
our responsibility, thank God. This, however, is. This
is our new assignment. We have been asked to consider the
security implications of decommissioning the Russian Black
SPENCER: Sir. All our systems are down.
SPENCER: Everything just shut off all at once.
MALONE: That’s not possible.
SPENCER: And it’s not a power failure. The whole system’s
MALONE: Have you tried the emergency codes?
SPENCER: They’re out too, Nothing works.
DANE: Good morning CI5 and a special good morning to you,
CHRIS: What the hell’s going on?
DANE: I hope it’s not foggy or raining in London. The
weather here is absolutely wonderful.
SAM: Who the hell’s he?
DANE: I do wish I could see your face Harry, I really
do. There you are safe in your bunker when suddenly your
worst nightmare comes true.
MALONE: Trace this transmission.
DANE: For those innocent acolytes around
you I’d better introduce myself. I’m Jason Dane. The man
to whom you all owe your livelihood. Oh, don’t worry, you
won’t have heard of me. I’m a pariah, I’m unclean, I’m
the one they don’t talk about. When this is all over you
might ask Mr Malone why he is head of CI5 – and not me.
Meanwhile, yesterday in Washington DC two innocent young
officers lost their lives. If it can happen there it can
happen anywhere – even you can work that out, Harry, but
what you can’t work out is where it will happen next. So
I’m going to help you. How about the entire city of Tokyo.
A vast metropolis of 12 million people. And I have the
capacity to kill millions. Now watch carefully. I know
you’re recording this, so I’m going to show you this list
for only 3 seconds. Are you ready?
MALONE: What is it?
CHRIS: Could be banking codes.
DANE: 30 bank accounts all over the world, pre-set by
computer to transfer the money to 60 other accounts in a
nanosecond, and then on to another 100 accounts and then
on and on until the money has gone. Disappeared. In less
than a minute. Oh yes, it can be done. Ask any currency
dealer. And what’s the price? One billion dollars, placed
into those accounts within 48 hours or I release 100 tons
of Hydrogen Cyanide over Tokyo. Yes that’s right. 100
tons of nerve gas. Just like the Pentagon. Hmmm. Sayonara.
MALONE: Mr. Spencer, analyse those numbers, get me a list
of the banks. Miss Backus get me the Chairman of the Joint
Chiefs of Staff on the videolink. You two, come with me.
KESSLER: It was a perfect transmission.
DANE: Of course it was. Get some rest, gentlemen, and
count the money in your dreams.
MALONE: IQ of 180 and as dangerous as Attila the Hun.
SAM: But who is he, sir?
MALONE: Jason Dane. Quite a file. 10 years ago Mr. Dane
was the brightest operative in the Secret Service.
CHRIS: He was a spook?
MALONE: I was once a spook, Mr. Keel. That’s where I
was unfortunate enough to meet him. A very unpleasant experience.
SAM: He said we owe him our livelihoods.
MALONE: Yes, in a sense he’s right, he rescued us.
CHRIS: Rescued us? How?
MALONE: The man was a great thinker, Mr. Keel. He wrote
a brilliant thesis on world security, brilliant. Without
it CI5 would have closed down years ago. I suppose you
could say it put us on the international map.
CHRIS: By writing a report?
MALONE: And by constantly lobbying every important politician
in Paris, Washington, Bonn. It became an obsession with
him. Anyway, in the end his view prevailed.
SAM: But if he was one of us - what went wrong?
MALONE: Long story, Mr. Curtis
BACKUP: General Roberts on V 4.
MALONE: Ah, thank you.
BACKUP: There’s something you should know. Our system
were crashed by an override code.
MALONE: Which override code?
BACKUP: Yours, sir.
MALONE: Mine? Do you mean this man has my code? Track
him down, find him, wherever the hell he is. Start with
his last known address. George, my dear chap. Sorry
to have got you out of committee. We actually have a bit
of a crisis……
SHAW: Radar’s in position boss.
DANE: Do you know that some jellyfish are 8ft across.
SHAW: No sir
DANE: Don’t look so serious Mr.
Outside Dane’s old address
CHRIS: Spooks did pretty well for themselves back in the
SAM: Hey, there was a need for those guys. Cold war,
Inside the flat
CHRIS: (with arm across Streeb-Greebling’s throat!)
Are you Piers Streeb-Greebling? Are you here alone? So
it was you playing that Nocturne just now?
STREEB-GREEBLING: What is this?
CHRIS: Sorry sir, but you were armed.
SAM: My name’s Curtis, CI5. This is my partner, Chris
CHRIS: According to land registry you’ve lived here 8
months. You bought the flat from a man named Jason Dane.
SAM: Did he leave a forwarding address, telephone number,
anything at all?
STREEB-GREEBLING: How dare you. This is not a police
Control Room, CI5
MALONE: Attention, everybody. The Japanese government
are declaring a national emergency, 9 p.m. Tokyo time, so
extra vigilance on your screens, if you please. (To
Backup) They’re discussing evacuation already, Searching
every sewer and subway in the city.
BACKUP: Sir, I’ve been talking to the chemical companies.
Could all this be a bluff?
MALONE: No, no, no, look what happened at the Pentagon.
BACKUP: But he would need a huge amount of gas chemical
– way beyond the capacity of the industry to produce.
SPENCER (joining them): You asked me to check on
any connection with Japan. They’ve never made the stuff
in any quantity. But, there was a WWII project called Samurai
Wind. Apparently the Allies were going to use gas against
Japan to shorten the war. But they used the atom bomb instead.
MALONE: Let me see.
SPENCER: According to the defence department, they were
going to release it in the Pacific and let the trade winds
drift it into Tokyo.
SAM: You never throw any of Mr. Dane’s stuff away.
STREEB-GREEBLING: Other people’s mail, Mr. Curtis, is
sacrosanct. It’s for them to open, them to read – even
the junk mail. Apparently that’s a concept that hasn’t
occurred to you.
CHRIS: He can barely read.
SAM: Maybe not, but I can count – and that makes 3
CHRIS: 3 what?
SAM: 3 airline schedules – all to the South Pacific area,
all addressed to Dane and none of them un-solicited. For
example, “Dear Mr. Dane, further to your recent enquiry,
BACKUP (entering office): You were right, it was
Nomine Patri – they had a secret base there?
CHRIS: What’s Nomine Patri?
BACKUP: An island in the South Pacific, uninhabited.
MALONE (reading from report): January 1945. Decision
taken to stockpile Hydrogen Cyanide on Nomine Patri. February,
secure facility complete. March, first stocks arrive aboard
USS Marissa. (reads on) Good God.
SAM: What is it?
MALONE: They never cleared it. At the end of the war
they secured the gas in canisters and buried it. Underground
bunkers. 100 tons of Hydrogen Cyanide. And it’s still there.
On the island.
Control Room Screen
BACKUP: These are the trade winds. And there is Nomine
MALONE: Directly in line with the Samurai Wind.
SAM: The Allies were going to dump all that gas into the
air. That’s horrific.
MALONE: It was a long, hard war, Mr. Curtis.
CHRIS: I think I prefer the atom bomb.
MALONE: Yes, so did the Allies. Believe it or not, it
killed far fewer people.
SAM: So what now?
MALONE: Well, if the Japanese decide to pay, all well
and good, but I don’t think they will. And if Dane has
control of that gas on that island then the island has to
be secured at all costs.
CHRIS: Well, we’re talking landing craft, US marines –
the American Navy have a base right here – Maniko Harbour.
MALONE: No, he’ll have thought of that – be waiting for
it. It’s all too easy isn’t it?
MALONE: Yes, we found that island in a few hours. If
he’d left some false trails he could have held us up indefinitely.
But he didn’t, did he. Now why do you think that happened?
What does that tell you?
CHRIS: Probably got something else up his sleeve.
MALONE: Precisely, which is why we must take him by surprise.
SAM: We, sir.
MALONE: Oh, yes, this job has been handed over to us –
initially anyway. Jolly flattering, that really, isn’t
it. Prepare yourselves for a HALO drop. I want you two
on that island before dawn tomorrow.
On the Plane
SAM: This is not what’s meant by the mile high club.
CHRIS: Not how I remember it. We’re 7 miles high on the
SAM: Yeah, wearing kinky rubber suits.
CHRIS: Want your skin to burn off when you hit the atmosphere?
SAM: Hey, I’m not complaining. It’ll grow on me.
MALONE’S VOICE: This is Sunray 5, Sunray 5. Over.
CHRIS: Go ahead, Sunray.
MALONE: The matter in question has now been dealt with.
You are in the clear
CHRIS’S VOICE: Roger, Sunray. Out.
MALONE (to Backup): Keep tracking
BACKUP: Yes sir.
On the plane
CHRIS: Now, that’s what I call clout. Malone diverting
a civilian airliner and putting us in it’s place.
SAM: Yeah, so if Dane’s got radar down there he’ll think
we’re that commercial flight.
CHRIS: Sam, we’ll make a special ops man out of you yet.
KESSLER: Mr. Dane, I think we’ve got them.
DANE: Right on time, just like the airliner they’re replacing
KESSLER: What if this is just the first wave, what if
they land in force.
DANE: Another month in training, Mr. Kessler, and you’ll
know the answer to that. Mr. Shaw, how much of the North
beach can you see?
SHAW: All of it.
DANE: Well, allowing for wind they should be landing half
way between Welcome 6 & Welcome 7.
SHAW: You want to come up and greet them?
DANE: Wouldn’t miss it for a million dollars.
On the plane
PILOT: Stand by Jumpmaster.
CHRIS: This is it.
SAM: You love this don’t you
CHRIS: Follow the leader
SAM: Well, just make sure you land on the north side of
the island, the side without the moonlight? I hate being
a sitting duck.
CHRIS (as he jumps): Woo hoo!!
SHAW: Here they come.
DANE: Completely by the book. It’s always been Malone’s
weakness. Predictability. Lambs to the slaughter and it’s
not even their fault.
DANE: Underestimating the enemy. Stand by Mr. Shaw.
On the beach.
(Chris helps Sam up)
CHRIS: You alright?
SAM: Yeah, yeah, I’m fine.
DANE (to Shaw): They should have come by sea,
underwater, to the south shore. Time to say hello, Mr.
SHAW: Welcome 7?
DANE: No, 6
DANE (over megaphone): Welcome to Nomine Patri,
Mr. Curtis, you too, Mr. Keel. Oh yes, we know your names,
we’ve been hacking your communications system for some hours.
I even know what school you went to, Mr. Curtis. We listened
to your conversation with the pilot - I do apologise.
Now understand this. The only reason you’re not dead is
because you’re more useful to me alive. We’ll talk again
in the morning, gentlemen.
SAM: You alright?
CHRIS: You’re not.
SAM: I didn’t feel a thing.
CHRIS: You will.
DANE: Oh, one other thing. Your satellite link won’t
work. Pleasant dreams.
CHRIS (Checking his phone): They got our frequency.
They’re jamming us.
DANE: Fancy some supper, Mr. Shaw?
BACKUP: Still nothing
SPENCER: Pilot confirms, they jumped at 22 40.
BACKUP: Something’s gone wrong, sir.
MALONE: Yes, yes. Possibly walked into a trap. (to
Spencer) Alright, get me the Pentagon. Naval Intelligence.
SPENCER: We’re calling in the US Navy.
MALONE: No, we’re calling in a favour. Miss Backus, get
your combat gear together. We’re going to the Pacific.
DANE: Do you like Chopin, Kessler? I tried to teach Streeb-Greebling
to play this, but he’s got fingers like haddocks.
SHAW: He has his uses.
DANE: One use – to make sure CI5 found us.
DANE: Why? Why what, Kessler?
KESSLER: Why let them find us. The whole island could
be swarming with troops…..
DANE: Don’t you question my judgement. Ever.
KESSLER to Shaw: I thought we were in this for the money.
SHAW: We are
KESSLER: Then why is he playing games with CI5?
Out on the island
CHRIS: You’re losing blood
CHRIS: Hey, look down there
SAM: Getaway boat
CHRIS: Or what they came in.
SAM: Or both.
CHRIS: We gotta keep going. The further we travel the
harder we’ll be to find. Keep moving.
SAM: Nag, nag, nag.
BACKUP: Sir, do you think he’ll do it? I mean really
MALONE: During the cold war a very clever agent wrote
a paper on pre-emptive nuclear strikes. You know, get
them before they get us sort of thing. If he’d had his
way Moscow would have been obliterated, radioactive dust.
That was Jason Dane.
On the island
CHRIS: Hang in there The cavalry will here soon.
SAM: You promise?
CHRIS: You know Malone
SAM: Come on, Malone will be thinking about the population
of Tokyo, somewhere out there on the Samurai Wind. We’re
just a blip.
CHRIS: That’s the pain talking.
SAM: Oh come on, Chris, get real. We’re paid to do a
job. If we happen to get blown up along the way we’ll be
lucky to get a memorial service.
CHRIS: Hey, at least I’d be there.
SAM: Yeah, me too.
CHRIS: Now, how fast can you move with that arm?
SAM: Still faster than you.
CHRIS: So, let’s go get us some Potassium, Sodium…….
SAM: Hydrogen Cyanide.
CHRIS: You know, I had a schoolteacher like you once.
Only she was pretty.
Out on the island
SHAW: Boss, they’re moving, coming across the island,
heading your way.
DANE: Bring them in
SHAW: We can pick them off from here, easy
DANE: No I want them alive. I want them in one piece
KESSLER: They’re going to die anyway, why waste time.
DANE: Kessler, have you never done any fishing. I want
KESSLER: Pah, fish!
SHAW: He means Malone.
KESSLER: I know what he means and he’s crazy. He wants
mano a mano with the head of CI5 right here on this island.
What’s with this guy anyway?
SHAW: Just keep track. Oh, these guys are good.
KESSLER: Ja? We’re better.
Ahead of them
CHRIS: OK, the island’s 2 and a half miles long N to S.
If we keep heading west, eventually we end up behind where
we landed. He’s bound to be there somewhere. Gotta be.
SAM: Then what?
CHRIS: We take them out.
SAM: What if there’s 50 of them?
CHRIS: That’s 25 apiece. (Sam smiles in spite of himself)
(Dane listening in on the radio)
RADIO OPERATOR’S VOICE: This is Maniko Base, confirm priority
code One. Over
MALONE’S VOICE: Code Charlie India 5, ETA 14.30 hours.
PRESTON’S VOICE: Harry, this is John Preston. We’re all
ready for you here , over.
MALONE’S VOICE: Thanks, John, and give my regards to Admiral
DANE: You’re getting careless, Harry. Remember what you
taught me. Always use the scrambler.
Out on the island
SHAW: Who trains these guys?
KESSLER: The fish? (laughs)
DANE: I’ve got two of your boy scouts here. Do you want
to do a deal?
MALONE’S VOICE: What do you want, Dane?
DANE: You, Harry. Just you. On the south beach, 18.30
hrs, alone. Or they die. Have you got that? Have a nice
day. ……………. Got him!
MALONE: John, if he’s got radar, and I’m sure he has,
he’ll see you coming. Anyway, Washington have already agreed
to try my way first.
PRESTON: You’re playing a dangerous game, Harry. That
stuff goes up and we’ve done nothing about it, it could
bring down the Government – yours as well as ours.
MALONE: And kill thousands of innocent human beings.
I do know that.
PRESTON: Yeah, well, at least we know the island is uninhabited.
My boys are ready to blow it to hell.
MALONE: And what if he presses the button first. The
deadline is in 6 hrs. I need 2. After that, John, he
is all yours.
PRESTON: Harry, what about the money? A billion dollars
could be cheap at the price.
MALONE: No, it opens the floodgates to any genocidal maniac
who thinks it has the means to commit mass murder. Tomorrow
New York, next week Paris?
PRESTON: Yeah, I take your point, Harry. Well, good luck.
Remember, we’re only a heartbeat away.
MALONE: One thing I need. Didn’t get the chance before
I left London.
PRESTON: What’s that?
MALONE: I need a map, Nomine Patri, 1945, particularly
the military installation.
PRESTON: Not here. Washington may have one.
MALONE: Can you get it to me before I leave?
PRESTON: Get onto it right away.
MALONE: Thank you, John, very much for your help.
Out on the island
CHRIS: You OK?
SAM: Yeah. Hey why didn’t we do this the easy way and
just tunnel through the rock with our bare hands?
CHRIS: We’re behind them now. My guess is it’ll be just
beyond that ridge.
SAM: Well, why don’t I wait here and let you bring the
ridge to me.
Shaw and Kessler over fire on them
SHAW: Dane said keep them alive.
KESSLER: To hell with Dane. It’s me I want to keep alive.
SHAW: He knows what he’s doing.
SAM: The old one-two?
CHRIS: You up to it?
KESSLER (to Shaw): A hundred million each, he said.
The Japs will pay, no problem. Then he blows our cover.
SAM (to Chris): See you in hell. Go!
KESSLER (to Shaw): I say we finish them off and
get out of here.
CHRIS (to Kessler as he sneaks up behind him and kicks
him over): Hi
SHAW (to Sam as he creeps up behind him): Don’t
even think about it.
DANE’S VOICE (as Chris is about to shoot Shaw):
Keel, stand still. One move and your friend dies. It’s
your choice. (Chris lowers his gun) Well done,
Mr. Shaw. Bring them in.
DANE: Stop panicking. We’ve got 4 hours left. Now what’s
STREEB-GREEBLING: I’ve been talking to this banker and
he said there are ways of blocking…..
DANE: I told you to talk to no-one.
STREEB-GREEBLING: He’s just a currency dealer. I told
DANE: Get this clear. There is no way there is one cent
of that money can ever be traced. Now get off this phone
– it’s supposed to be used for one call only. Idiot.
Control Room/Malone’s Helicopter
SPENCER: Rebecca, put me on secure
SPENCER: HQ to Sunray, come in Sunray. Sir, I’ve been
monitoring that civil servant, the one with the crazy name.
He just made a call – I think it the target.
SPENCER: You were right, sir, he’s the banking link.
MALONE: Good work. Now, this is what we do.
SPENCER: Right sir, got it.
MALONE: Miss Backus, we’re almost there.
DANE (watching radar screen): Come on, come on.
Ah! The game’s afoot.
CHRIS: What’s going on, I wonder.
Sam starts manoevering himself off
CHRIS: What are you doing?
SAM: Shut up. (gets over to Chris) Get your teeth
on the ropes.
Dane out on the beach waiting for
Malone. Chopper arriving.
SAM: Shhh… Listen
CHRIS: Chopper. Could be their getaway.
SAM: Could be they’re about to blow this place.
Backup jumps into water from chopper.
Malone lands on beach and gets out. Backup lands on rocks
and gets into combat gear.
CHRIS (to Sam who is now on the floor trying to get
free from ropes): What are you doing? You’re going
to break your arm!
On the beach
Kessler & Shaw appear behind
Malone followed by Dane.
DANE: Impressive aren’t they? How long has it been?
10 years? 12? (Malone spreads his arms to be patted
down) Wise precaution, Harry.
SHAW: He’s clean.
DANE: My men don’t like surprises.
Sam gets his arm free with a great deal
of effort and pain.
CHRIS: I don’t know how you did that.
SAM: It’s easy when you’ve lost the feeling in one arm
On the beach
MALONE: Delusions, pure fantasy. The product of a very
DANE: You know what fascinates me about you, Harry? Your
ability to twist things inside out. I’m not deluded, you
are! You stole my ideas and now you convince yourself that
you invented them.
MALONE: Cowley’s ideas. He started CI5, very successfully
for 20 years.
DANE: That’s the old CI5. I gave it teeth.
KESSLER (to Shaw): This is crazy.
DANE: I gave it international credibility
KESSLER: Let’s get out of here
DANE: And you stole my glory!
Backup finds the bunker
Chris finishes untying himself and Sam
SAM: So where is it?
CHRIS: Where’s what?
SAM: The Hydrogen Cyanide!
CHRIS: I don’t know how to break it to you, Sam, but Dane
forgot to draw me a map.
They grab guns and leave
Backup dons gas mask and enters bunker
On the beach
MALONE: That’s what made you fail, that’s why they rejected
you. You believe in power and strength to the exclusion
of everything else – everything that really matters in this
DANE: And you believe in weakness.
MALONE: No, I do not believe in it – but by God I’ll defend
it. To me, that is what CI5 is for, to protect those who
can’t protect themselves. You could never lead it. Men
like you should never be allowed to wield power, Jason.
You’re a petty little Napoleon about to meet your Waterloo.
DANE: Take a look around you, Harry. Where’s your power?
DANE: Yes? Yes.
Boys rush into military complex tunnels
On the beach/Streeb-Greebling’s
DANE: The two in Switzerland? The Wall St. five?
STREEB-GREEBLING: All of them. The system is working
DANE: Now hang up. Never use this number again (throws
phone into water) The Japanese Government have just
paid up. One thousand million dollars. (to Harry)
What does it feel like to lose?
MALONE: I don’t know. I’ll tell you when I do. (smiles)
S-G is taken away by police
Backup enters room with gas canisters. Finds computer
On the beach
KESSLER: So, so what are we waiting for.
SHAW: Come on boss, the boat's ready.
DANE: What boat? (blows up boat)
In the tunnels
CHRIS: What the hell was that?
SAM: I don’t know. Let’s keep going.
On the beach
KESSLER: You are crazy.
MALONE: No, no, he’s not crazy. He’s just a little bit
cleverer than he looks. See, that boat would have been
picked up in half an hour. The only way you are going to
get off this island is in that (points at chopper)
using my call sign, and pretending to be me. That is why
you got me here, am I right?
DANE: Half right as usual. There’s more. Mr. Shaw, start
In the tunnels
The boys arrive at the tunnel door to
the bunker. Chris tries the door.
CHRIS: Before you ask, Dane forgot to give me a key.
Backup opens the door from her side.
BACKUP: Get out. Now.
CHRIS: What the hell?
BACKUP: There’s half a ton of HE in here hooked to a remote.
CHRIS: So let’s deal with it.
BACKUP: No, this stuff is unstable. I’m the only one
with a mask.
SAM (looking around): God almighty!
BACKUP: Find Malone.
CHRIS: Malone? What’s he doing here?
BACKUP: He landed on the beach to keep Dane talking.
Chris shuts the door. Backup goes back to start disarming
the bomb. Boys run towards beach.
On the beach
MALONE: You won’t fool them They’ll shoot it down
DANE: Oh no, I don’t think so, not with you on board –
to give your ID personally. Yes, you’re going to watch
the island blow. It should be fun. This is effective up
to 10 miles. You’re with me to the end, Harry. The end
of CI5, the great security force that couldn’t lift a finger
to stop a million people dying because they put the wrong
man in charge. This is my moment, yes.
Walks Malone towards chopper. Malone
pushes Dane into the rotors. The boys arrive, Sam fires
first then dives behind rock. Chris rolls and fires over
another rock, taking out Shaw. Then moves sideways (into
Sam’s line of fire!) and takes out Kessler. They both run
Backup still trying to disarm bomb.
(Not good enough, CI5)
Malone walks over to Dane:
MALONE: Impressive, aren’t they, Jason
The boys run up
SAM: You alright, sir?
MALONE: Yes, absolutely fine, thank you very much. Alright,
come on, let’s go and find Miss Backus. Move, move!
Backup disarms remote. Leaves bunker.
Hears noise going up stairs and draws gun. Finds two guns
pointing at her from top of stairs – Chris & Sam, with
Malone standing between them. Smiles, lowers gun and raises
chip she took from remote.
BACKUP: Hi. You missed all the fun.
All relax and smile back.