R | | Action, Adventure, Thriller
When terrorists seize control of an airliner, an intelligence analyst accompanies a commando unit for a midair boarding operation.
Sergeant Baker, played by Whip Hubley, pays a memorable backhanded compliment to the Navy F-14 pilots at a crucial point in the movie. Hubley previously played a Navy F-14 fighter pilot in Top Gun (1986).
These things almost land themselves, don't they?
Nagi's #2 wants him to divert the plane to Algeria. At this point in the movie the 747 is over the North Atlantic, fairly close to the US Eastern seaboard. Then, not long after, the pilots state the plane is low on fuel and they request an emergency landing. It is thus highly unlikely that the plane would have carried enough fuel earlier to fly all the way back across the Atlantic to Algeria.
The version shown on American television (as of 2014) has had many politically correct changes dubbed into its soundtrack, presumably to avoid offending any Muslim anywhere. The words "Allah" and "infidel" have been replaced by "God" and "enemy" respectively, as just 2 examples. The Algerian terrorist also no longer has his country of origin specified. This is even true when the film is shown on dedicated movie channels without commercials (such as Encore), which do not usually cut or edit content of any kind.
£1,204,433 (UK) (17 May 1996)
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