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Skyjacked (1972)

PG  |   |  Action, Adventure, Drama  |  26 August 1972 (Japan)
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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.


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Cast overview, first billed only:
Capt. Henry 'Hank' O'Hara
Angela Thacher
Jerome K. Weber
Sgt. Ben Puzo
Mrs. Clara Shaw
Gary Brown
Harriet Stevens
Sen. Arne Lindner
John Bimonte
Harold Shaw
Peter Lindner
Mike Henry ...
Sam Allen
William Reading (as Jayson William Kane)


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 <>

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On Board Flight 502 Is A Bomb. It Could Be Anywhere. And A Skyjacker. It Could Be Anyone. See more »


PG | See all certifications »




Release Date:

26 August 1972 (Japan)  »

Also Known As:

Sky Terror  »

Box Office


$2,700,000 (estimated)

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2.35 : 1
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Russians at airport have M16s and Soviet rifles but drive US made jeeps and trucks. See more »


When the stewardess is talking to the two passengers, the view is downward. If the aircraft was actually in the air, we would see clouds, land, or water below. All we see is some type of blue material that has been placed outside the windows to conceal the fact that the aircraft was parked on the ground when that scene was filmed. See more »


[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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Spoofed in Drive-In (1976) See more »

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12 July 2002 | by See all my reviews

This old-fashioned disaster film is not bad, despite a few slips into soapy silliness (the flashbacks). Charlton Heston is commanding as always (when he says "Nobody dies on my airplane!", you believe it), and there is even a little Agatha Christie-type mystery in the beginning, concerning the identity of the mad hijacker. (**1/2)

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