A psychotic sniper plans a massive killing spree in a Los Angeles football stadium during a major championship game. The police, led by Captain Peter Holly (Charlton Heston) and SWAT ... See full summary »
After the murder of her lover Caesar, Egypt's queen Cleopatra needs a new ally. She seduces his probable successor Marc Antony. This develops into real love and slowly leads to a war with the other possible successor - Octavius.
A couple of youngish adventurers go into the wilderness of British Columbia in search of a lost colleague. Their plane crashes and they find themselves at the mercy of a crazed old Scottish... See full summary »
Fraser C. Heston
In August 1972, a 2773.06-meter (101:05) 35mm film print of SKYJACKED was banned by the Australian Film Censorship Board. This decision was made on the orders of the Liberal Government politician Don Chipp, who was the Liberal Minister for Custom and Excise.
Following their win at the December 1972 election, the Labour Government soon reconsidered the ban. On the orders of the the new Attorney-General, Lionel Murphy, the 35mm film print of SKYJACKED was resubmitted to the Australian Film Censorship Board.
The same 2773.06-meter (101:05) the 35mm film print of SKYJACKED was finally passed by the Australian Film Censorship Board on March 1st 1973, with an M-rating (Mature Audiences).
In both cases the applicant was MGM BEF Film Distributors Pty Ltd. See more »
The Moscow airport scenes at the end of the movie were actually done at Oakland Metropolitan Airport. You can clearly see its distinctive looking control tower to the right of the screen in the DVD wide screen version of the film. See more »
Commercial airliner piloted by Charlton Heston is hijacked by someone claiming to have a bomb. Whether you consider it a knockoff of Airport or not, it's very much in the same vein as that film and its sequels. I see IMDb gives away the identity of the hijacker in their summary which is weird since the first 40 minutes of the movie is about that mystery. No spoilers here though.
Full of the stereotypical cast you might expect from an Airport movie: the pilot and stewardess who used to have a thing (Charlton Heston, Yvette Mimieux), aging stars (Walter Pidgeon, Jeanne Crain), up-and-coming youngsters (Susan Dey and future Spider-Man Nicholas Hammond), professional athlete (Rosie Greer), pregnant lady (Mariette Hartley), and a troubled soldier (James Brolin). The tension aboard the plane is pretty good but the dated flashback sequences are silly. Not bad of its type. First 45 minutes or so is best. If you like the Airport movies you'll surely like this.
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