R | | Action, Adventure, Thriller
When terrorists seize control of an airliner, an intelligence analyst accompanies a commando unit for a midair boarding operation.
J.T. Walsh and Nicholas Pryor previously appeared in Hoffa (1992).
I think we're looking up the ass-end of a dead dog, but it's worth a try.
The computer navigation display on the Hail Mary plane shows its route doubling back by about 1,000 miles, requiring it to catch up with the 747 over that distance. This would waste a great deal of precious time and no reason is given for doing it.
The UK cinema, video and DVD versions have two small cuts. First, during the attack at the beginning of the film there are cuts to the use of the knife by the 'Steven Seagal (I)' character, on three of the bad guys. Another strange cut occurs on the plane during the hijack. Al Tar, the David Suchet character, is seen rising from a praying position to answer a phone call from the cockpit. The UK version shows him answering the phone only, you do not know he has been praying.
$12,069,780 17 March 1996