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This Is a Hijack (1973)

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A gambler with serious debts hijacks a small private plane, planning to collect a $1,000,000 ransom. Unfortunately, he's not in the best of company with his mates, and the F.B.I. is waiting... See full summary »

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Mike Christie
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Diane
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Latimer
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Mrs. Phillips
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Dominic
Sam Chew Jr. ...
Pierce
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Champ
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Scott's Girl (as Jackie Giroux)
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A gambler with serious debts hijacks a small private plane, planning to collect a $1,000,000 ransom. Unfortunately, he's not in the best of company with his mates, and the F.B.I. is waiting for them on the ground ... Written by Homme A. Piest <piest@pobox.leidenuniv.nl>

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debt | ransom | gambler | airplane | police | See more »

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Stay in Your Seats And Don't Anyone Move... See more »

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2 May 1975 (West Germany)  »

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Surprise "black comedy" ........
29 December 2010 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

From the VHS box ... "Adam Roarke (The Stunt Man) plays a reckless gambler who owes money to the mafia-too much money. There's only one way out of this mess, Roarke must must kidnap a millionaire to extort some mean pocket change-it's only a simple matter of hijacking the tycoon's private jet, with a little unwanted help from some mafia thugs." What is surprising is that "This is a Hijack", although advertised as "Your worst fears from today's headlines", is actually a totally tasteless "black comedy". Now I am not sure how a sensitive subject like hijacking a plane would play as dark comedy? Probably it didn't play much, if at all, since I am writing the first IMDb review. Amazingly this is above average entertainment, and definitely "dark". The millionaire's second in command refuses to pay the ransom, anticipating if his boss is killed, he would move into the top position. An ongoing argument between the FBI and a local sheriff (Dub Taylor) is another highlight, especially since Dub's plan makes more sense than the FBIs. With an outrageous script, clever dialog, and ample "black humor", this is a surprise winner. Recommended, if you can find it. - MERK


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