Nicholas Day in 'Human Bomb' (1998) Oct 8, 2018 3:40:29 GMT jno, Portland Road, and 1 more like this
Post by westldner on Oct 8, 2018 3:40:29 GMT
Nicholas Day appears in the TV movie Human Bomb. He plays a role of a Police Commissioner, similar to the role he had in Minder. The story starts off with an female American primary school teacher who relocates to Germany to teach kids there. Unfortunately a masked terrorist who is a suicide bomber holds her and the kids hostage in the classroom and the police are called in the situation to listen to his demands. The leads character Gerhardt played by German actor Jürgen Prochnow to be called to the scene to help try stopping the terrorist from blowing up killing himself and the kids. Nicholas Day plays a senior officer who helps Gerhardy trying to defuse the situation to help save the kids and also tries not allow the terrorist to get away with what he is doing with the money. Maybe a break from trying not to get Arthur Daley into jail and have a much more serious role, which could explain why he is in this.
Despite being in Germany, you'll think there are German actors to fill the roles of the other characters. Not really, it's a chance to place some English actors in the movie. Wouldn't think there would be any. Even some of the kids are English when they talk and say their lines. It is a TV movie, maybe a late night 90s TV movie. Rather shocking but acceptable at the time. The movie has a DVD re-release in The Netherlands, I got it very cheap from DVD thankfully. I'm not sure why but I know the Dutch like that eerie dark shocking content I think sometimes (with some of the other material that comes out from there) but I would see why this movie had a re-release there. Also wonder why Germany was a place where a terrorist suicide bomber was worth a premise (considering Die Hard was popular during the early 90s) but I think it was just hashed quickly together for TV when they had their chance. It wasn't that bad but not the kind of material I would have expected in my opinion.
Quick edit: If anyone wants to go down the road with how Day's character in Minder never caught and vented on Arthur Daley and put him in a movie where his advice to prevent the suicide bomber carries out this plans against school kids, rather intense to think and shocking about considering he never caught and had his way on Daley. Makes anyone wonder what anyone who noticed him there from Minder how this movie would have ended.