When terrorists seize control of an airliner, an intelligence analyst accompanies a commando unit for a midair boarding operation.
Release Year: 1996
Rating: 6.3/10 (23,402 voted)
Stars: Kurt Russell, Halle Berry, Steven Seagal
Terrorists take over a 747 bound from Athens to Washington D.C., supposedly to effect the release of their leader. Intelligence expert David Grant suspects another reason and convinces the military that the 'plane should not be allowed to enter U.S. airspace. An assault mission is devised, using a specially equipped 'plane designed for mid-air crew transfers, and Grant finds himself aboard the 747 with a team of military anti-terrorists who have to defuse a bomb and overpower the terrorists.
Writers: Jim Thomas, John Thomas
Dr. David Grant
Lt. Colonel Austin Travis
Jean, Flight Attendant
Sergeant 'Cappy' Matheny
Secretary of Defense Charles White
El Sayed Jaffa
Mary Ellen Trainor
Allison, Flight Attendant
Nancy, Flight Attendant
(as Marla Maples Trump)
William James Jones
Five miles above the earth, an elite team of six men must make an air to air transfer, in order to save 400 lives on board a 747… and 40 million below.
Release Date: 15 March 1996
Filming Locations: Alverno High School – 200 North Michillinda Avenue, Sierra Madre, California, USA
Box Office Details
Opening Weekend: $12,100,000
Did You Know?
The passenger manifest that is seen by Halle Berry is an American Airlines manifest.
The type of airplane used in the hijacking is a Boeing 747-200. The digital cockpit shots and absence of a Flight Engineer indicate a 747-400.
Sergeant "Cappy" Matheny:
I think we're looking up the ass-end of a dead dog, but it's worth a try.
Even Seagal is good!
A fun, tense, and exciting action/thriller with an excellent ensemble cast,
headed by Kurt Russell and including Halle Berry, David Suchet, and John
Even Steven Seagal does a creditable job, mainly because this isn't a
"Steven Seagal movie." His supporting role permits him to do what he does
best (which isn't acting). He doesn't have to pretend to be witty, there's
none of that awful smirking he does in a vain attempt to show emotion, the
camera doesn't caress his body, and there's not one speech about how
gol-dang *good* his character is. He even manages to enunciate his lines
The plot might have seemed a little far-fetched when the movie was released,
but not anymore.
I'm not even much of an action film fan, but this one is really a lot of