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Release Date:
26 August 1972 (Japan) See more »
Tagline:
The Sky's The Limit For Suspense See more »
Plot:
A crazed Vietnam vet bomber hijacks a Boeing 707 in this disaster film filled with the usual early '70s stereotypes... See more » | Add synopsis »
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Airport 1972? See more (30 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order) (verified as complete)

Charlton Heston ... Capt. Henry 'Hank' O'Hara

Yvette Mimieux ... Angela Thacher

James Brolin ... Jerome K. Weber

Claude Akins ... Sgt. Ben Puzo

Jeanne Crain ... Mrs. Clara Shaw

Susan Dey ... Elly Brewster

Roosevelt Grier ... Gary Brown

Mariette Hartley ... Harriet Stevens

Walter Pidgeon ... Sen. Arne Lindner

Ken Swofford ... John Bimonte

Leslie Uggams ... Lovejoy Wells
Ross Elliott ... Harold Shaw

Nicholas Hammond ... Peter Lindner
Mike Henry ... Sam Allen
Jayson Kane ... William Reading (as Jayson William Kane)
Toni Clayton ... Jane Burke

John Hillerman ... Walter Brandt

Kelley Miles ... Hazel Martin
Maureen Connell ... Mrs. O'Hara

John Fiedler ... Robert Grandig
Ed Connelly ... First-Class Passenger #1
Forrest Wood ... First-Class Passenger #2
Wesley Lau ... Stanley Morris
Jenifer Shaw ... Cosmetic Salesgirl
Jack Denbo ... Thompson
Roy Engel ... Pilot
Joe Canutt ... Hunter
Grahame Pratt ... Branson
Genadii Biegouloff ... Russian Leader
Craig Shreeve ... Airline Attendant
Lorna Thayer ... Weber's Mother

Dan White ... Weber's Father
William Martel ... General
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Kenner G. Kemp ... Priest Passenger (uncredited)
Natividad Vacío ... Spanish Passenger (uncredited)

Directed by
John Guillermin 
 
Writing credits
David Harper (novel "Hijacked")

Stanley R. Greenberg 

Produced by
James C. Pratt .... associate producer (as James Pratt)
Walter Seltzer .... producer
 
Original Music by
Perry Botkin Jr. 
 
Cinematography by
Harry Stradling Jr. 
 
Film Editing by
Robert Swink 
 
Art Direction by
Edward C. Carfagno 
 
Set Decoration by
Charles Pierce 
 
Costume Design by
Jack Bear 
 
Makeup Department
Siegfried H. Gelke .... makeup artist
Gloria Montemayor .... hair stylist
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
James W. Gavin .... second unit director
Dick Moder .... assistant director
 
Art Department
Carl Beondé .... property master (as Carl Beonde)
Frank Wesselhoff .... painter (uncredited)
 
Sound Department
Harry W. Tetrick .... sound
Charles M. Wilborn .... sound
Tommy Goodwin .... foley mixer (uncredited)
 
Special Effects by
Ralph Swartz .... special effects
 
Visual Effects by
Bill Hansard .... background projection
 
Stunts
Joe Canutt .... stunts (uncredited)
Robert Sands .... stunt pilot (uncredited)
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Ralph Gerling .... camera operator (as Ralph R. Gerling)
Donald M. Morgan .... photographer: second unit (as Don Morgan)
Doug Byers .... electrician (uncredited)
 
Music Department
William Saracino .... music editor
 
Other crew
Ed Connelly .... technical advisor
Esther Stephenson .... script supervisor
Arthur Wilde .... unit publicist (uncredited)
 
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Additional Details

Also Known As:
"Sky Terror" - USA (TV title)
"Hijack" - Japan (English title) (imdb display title)
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Runtime:
101 min
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Color:
Color (Metrocolor)
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2.35 : 1 See more »
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Trivia:
Jeanne Crain's final film appearance.See more »
Goofs:
Revealing mistakes: After completing its turn following take-off, you can see the jet's flaps are up. But in later shots of cruise flight, they're shown extended (down). This would cause unnecessary drag and increase fuel consumption. The jet should be "trimmed" for high-speed flight. This one clearly isn't. In later shots, while on the approach to Anchorage, the flaps are up again. It's not the way a commercial flight is normally operated.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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Movie Connections:
Edited into "Dr. Shrinker" (1976)See more »

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Airport 1972?, 7 April 2014
Author: utgard14 from USA

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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