The Violent Enemy
|The Violent Enemy|
|Directed by||Don Sharp|
|Produced by||Wilfred Eades|
|Written by||Edmund Ward|
|Based on||novel by Jack Higgins|
|Music by||John Scott (as Patrick John Scott)|
|Edited by||Thom Noble|
It was originally known as Come the Hero and filming began in Waterford in October 1968.
IRA bomb expert Sean Rogan escapes from prison, and is reluctantly recruited into a scheme to blow up a British electronics factory back in Ireland.
Sky Movies described it as, "one of only a handful of British films to deal with the troubles in Ireland. Played as a melodrama, the film is efficiently directed by action specialist Don Sharp. Tom Bell has the right air of disillusionment about him as the IRA man who's learned moderation in a British jail". The Radio Times noted, "it's efficiently made, if unsurprising, and familiar American actor Ed Begley is worth watching as the fanatical Irish mastermind behind the scheme."