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Release Date:
26 August 1972 (Japan) See more »
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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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R.I.P. John Guillermin (1925 – 2015)
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John Guillermin 1925-2015
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  (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
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)
Crew verified as complete

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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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101 min
Color (Metrocolor)
Aspect Ratio:
2.35 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
Australia:PG | Finland:K-16 | Netherlands:14 (original rating) | Norway:16 | Sweden:15 | UK:A (original rating) | USA:PG

Did You Know?

Fighters escorting 707 are F100 jets in Russian camo.See more »
Plot holes: 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 »
[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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11 out of 12 people found the following review useful.
Well worth watching, 16 October 1998
Author: LUVJET from Chicago

I first saw this film when it was released at the theatre in 1972, (I was 12yrs old), under the title "Sky Terror". Being an aviation buff, I was in my glory- This film had everything! Some of the best shots of a Boeing 707 in flight, (Most flight scenes today are computer generated and are extremely phony) and Yvette Mimieux, who has never looked more glamourous, as the first Stewardess. What more could an airline buff want. Charlton Heston reprises "Moses" in the cabin, as only he could. James Brolin is the resident bomb-carrying, psycopathic war vet, who's released on a 4F and wants to hijack everyone to Russia so he can be decorated. Mariette Hartley, is a believable "expectant-mother", who boards the flight as she's about to give birth. (How'd she slip past the gate agent?) Then there's Susan Dey, who was suspect immediately, as a Hippie traveling first class! There's a fairly good story here with the usual soap opera flair. (Mimieux's character has had an affair with the Captain and currently dating the 1st Officer). Geat interior and exterior scenes combined with above average acting and good dialogue, makes this all-star film, worth watching.

I give it a: * * 1/2 rating, they lose half a star for being an almost direct rip-off of "Airport".

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