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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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Mrs. Clara Shaw
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Gary Brown
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Harriet Stevens
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Harold Shaw
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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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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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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

Lovejoy claims the lipstick on the mirror is the same color as one of the passengers is wearing. However Lovejoy never saw the lipstick on the mirror, so she wouldn't know (the only people to see it were the female passenger, the senior stewardess and the pilot). See more »

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[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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Airport 1972?
7 April 2014 | by 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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