R | | Action, Adventure, Thriller
When terrorists seize control of an airliner, an intelligence analyst accompanies a commando unit for a midair boarding operation.
Kurt Russell and Steven Seagal were considered for The Expendables (2010) after this film. But both turned it down. Russell in favor of not looking back, and Seagal because of a feud with Producer Avi Lerner.
Nagi Hassan: Over? It's not over.
David Grant: It's over.
Nagi Hassan: Who are you?
David Grant: No one.
Nagi Hassan: You're very clever, but you're too late. You've solved nothing.
In some shots the sunset light on the plane is coming directly from its right, which is impossible on a westward flight in the northern mid-latitudes.
The Warner Bros. U.S. Blu-ray July 2011 release contains a notice that material has been altered from its original incarnation.
£1,204,433 (UK) (17 May 1996)