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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 »
User Reviews:
Not a bad airplane-thriller, better than the "Airport" sequels... See more (33 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)
Aspect Ratio:
2.35 : 1 See more »
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Certification:
Australia:PG | Finland:K-16 | Netherlands:14 (original rating) | Norway:16 | Sweden:15 | UK:A (original rating) | USA:PG

Did You Know?

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 Metropolitan Airport, where just about all of the airport scenes in the movie were filmed.See more »
Goofs:
Continuity: After going through prolonged labor during which her makeup smears and her hair becomes matted, a woman who has given birth during a hijacking leaves the plane flawlessly made up and with her hair perfectly styled.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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5 out of 9 people found the following review useful.
Not a bad airplane-thriller, better than the "Airport" sequels..., 8 September 2005
Author: moonspinner55 from las vegas, nv

Routine airline flight, piloted by none other than Charlton Heston, is beset with hijack warnings via notes left on the lavatory mirror. Could the psycho-on-board be musician Roosevelt "Rosie" Grier? Sweaty soldier James Brolin? Hippie Susan Dey or boy toy Nicholas Hammond? What about distraught stewardess Yvette Mimieux--has she cracked under pressure? Genre disaster flick slipped into theaters in between 1970's "Airport" and its many sequels, and actually was quite a hit at the box-office (but in this era, what Charlton Heston movie wasn't?). Unfortunately, once all is revealed--in rather anticlimactic fashion--the last reel is extremely dire. Still, for the first three-quarters of its length, "Skyjacked" provides just the kind of silly thrills you'd expect from a movie with that title and cast. Speaking of titles, "Skyjacked" was RE-TITLED "Sky Terror" once it premiered on network television. No sense frightening anyone into thinking this might be a documentary. ** from ****

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