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Skyjacked (1972)

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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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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On Board Flight 502 Is A Bomb. It Could Be Anywhere. And A Skyjacker. It Could Be Anyone. 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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2.35 : 1
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Trivia

The "'Global Airways" plane used in the movie was a World Airways Boeing 707 (N374WA). World Airways' home base at the time was Oakland (CA) Metropolitan Airport, where just about all of the airport scenes in the movie were filmed. See more »

Goofs

As it nearly collides with the private plane, Global 502's landing gear are down. In subsequent shots, Global 502's landing gear are up again. 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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Edited into Dr. Shrinker (1976) See more »

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A lot better than you might think
29 August 2003 | by (Lisburn, Northern Ireland) – See all my reviews

I was really surprised by this film, one, I had never actually seen it, and two, it was well worth seeing.

I did, however, find it very frustrating. Not through the plot or the acting or anything like that, but it was full of actors and actresses, whose faces were familiar to me, I spent about half the film wondering who had been in what, I couldnt wait to get on here and find out.

Charlton Heston was his always accomplished self, no more and no less, and he is always very good. James Brolin played a military section 8 well indeed, or at least I assume that is a way in which a section 8 would be, not like Klinger in M*A*S*H!

All together a very good film, well worth watching, and in truth probably suffered unfairly against the films of the day, The Godfather and The French Connection to name but two.

Not necessarily one for the collection, but worth seeing all the same.


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