A crazed Vietnam vet bomber hijacks a Boeing 707 in this disaster film filled with the usual early '70s stereotypes, and demands to be taken to Russia.

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Capt. Henry 'Hank' O'Hara
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Angela Thacher
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Jerome K. Weber
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Sgt. Ben Puzo
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Mrs. Clara Shaw
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Gary Brown
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Harriet Stevens
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Sen. Arne Lindner
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John Bimonte
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Harold Shaw
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Peter Lindner
Mike Henry ...
Sam Allen
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William Reading (as Jayson William Kane)
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A crazed Vietnam vet bomber hijacks a Boeing 707 in this disaster film filled with the usual early '70s stereotypes, and demands to be taken to Russia. Written by Marty McKee <mmckee@wkio.com>

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This is your captain... we have a skyjacker on board. See more »


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26 August 1972 (Japan)  »

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Sky Terror  »

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$2,700,000 (estimated)
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Trivia

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 »

Goofs

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 »

Quotes

[first lines]
John Bimonte: [Hank is doing his walk-around the aircraft] Hey, Hank! Ready to go.
Capt. Henry 'Hank' O'Hara: Wrong! You got a broken cowling latch here.
John Bimonte: What the hell? I'll get right on it.
Capt. Henry 'Hank' O'Hara: Take all the time you want, John. You got 10 minutes.
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Airport 1972?
7 April 2014 | by (USA) – See all my reviews

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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