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The Delta Force (1986)

R  |   |  Action, Adventure, Drama  |  14 February 1986 (USA)
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A 707 aircraft jetliner on its way from Athens to Rome and then to New York City is hijacked by Lebanese terrorists. The terrorists demand that the pilot take them to Beirut. What the ... See full summary »

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Abdul
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A 707 aircraft jetliner on its way from Athens to Rome and then to New York City is hijacked by Lebanese terrorists. The terrorists demand that the pilot take them to Beirut. What the terrorists don't realize is that an elite team of commandoes led by Major McCoy (Norris) and by Colonel Alexander (Marvin) as been called into service to eliminate all terrorists on the jetliner and who's involved in the hijacking and try to retake the plane before the terrorists kill all the hostages. Written by Shaun Ouimette <xtreemshaun589@hotmail.com>

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$17,005,599 (USA)
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The unit badges located on the right shoulder of the Class "A" uniforms is the JFK Special Forces School. See more »

Goofs

Israeli signs, etc at "Beirut" International Airport. Most noticable: El Al planes, 'Meshteret Israel' or 'Israeli Police' at the gate, and 'Brochim Ha Baim" or "Welcome" at the gate. See more »

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Capt. Campbell: By God, the women are safe.
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good for the first half, cheesy for the second
26 June 2003 | by (Toronto, Ontario) – See all my reviews

THE DELTA FORCE is an odd movie. The first hour of the film is a well written and directed portrait of an airline highjacking. The music is tense and the performances are solid (especially Robert Forster as the head terrorist). Then, when Chuck and Lee show up, the film turns into a patriotic cheesefest where the delta force whips out the terrorists along to cheesy 80s patriotic pop music. The film definitely goes down from here. The director should've realized that the first half was tense and realistic and decided to keep it that way, even if they were going to have the delta force take out the terrorists. I really dont know why they changed the mood of the film so much, because if they had'nt, this could've been an excellent actioner. The second half is still somewhat enjoyable and very unintentionally funny, but those who think that the second half of the film would be as gripping as the first will be disappointed. 3/5


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