R | | Action, Crime, Thriller
Newly paroled ex-con and former U.S. Ranger Cameron Poe finds himself trapped in a prisoner transport plane when the passengers seize control.
Composer Mark Mancina had to leave the project in the middle of scoring it due to scheduling conflicts with Speed 2: Cruise Control (1997) which was slated to open at the same time as this film in June 1997. Trevor Rabin, who was already on board working closely with Mancina co-writing some music shortly before Mancina left completed the score on his own. They do share co-composing credit.
Officer at Leaving Ceremony:
Army Rangers have a proud history. Since the 1700s, Rangers have led the way in every major confrontation in which the United States has been involved. You men are a credit to that fine heritage, and I'm sorry to see you go. But you've served your ...
(at around 1h 35 mins) When the plane crashes onto the strip and heads for the casino it passes a white Corvette. When the plane stops, the same white Corvette is there again.
In Germany the film was released on DVD/VHS for commercial reasons in it's uncut form (rated 'Not under 18', restricted sale) and in an edited version (with a 'Not under 16' rating, available everywhere). On TV normally the cut version is shown.
$24,131,738 (USA) (8 June 1997)
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