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
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The Hijack....The Ordeal....The Rescue...
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Did You Know?
The theme music from the film was later used by ABC Sports for the opening of the Indy 500. See more
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
I'll see you when I see you
Referenced in Video Violence 2