Ransom ★★★

A small 70s not-IRA (but IRA) vs SAS airplane hostage flick with Sean Connery, looking dapper in a comfortable wool cardigan, vs Ian MacShane. It's pretty by-the-numbers but there's some entertaining set pieces, deceits, mountainous scenery, and a jingly jangly Jerry Goldsmith score.

It's wild to think how commonplace car bombings were in the 70s between Weather Underground and the IRA.

Also how crazy is it that there's a weather service called Weather Underground. You couldn't pick a different name? You had to pick one that was used by a domestic terrorist group? Okay!