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The Delta Force (1986)

After a plane is hijacked by terrorists, The Delta Force are sent in to resolve the crisis.

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When the terrorists Abdul Rafai and Mustafa hijack a Boeing 707 in Athenas with 144 passengers and crew, they use a grenade to force Captain Campbell to fly to Beirut, Lebanon, instead of to Rome and New York. Meanwhile the Delta Force commanded by Colonel Nick Alexander and Major McCoy are assigned to resolve the situation. Abdul and Mustafa separate the Jewish and Marine passengers and they are transported to Beirut, while twelve other terrorists embark on board. Then they fly to Algiers, where the women and children are released. McCoy and the Delta Force team are prepared to attack the plane when Alexander learns that there are now fourteen terrorists on board and not only two, and he aborts the mission. Abdul kills a Marine and returns to Beirut with the male passengers on board. Now the Delta Force needs to act in two locations crowded of terrorists to release the hostages. Will they succeed? Written by Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

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They don't negotiate with terrorists... they blow them away! See more »


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14 February 1986 (USA)  »

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Delta Force  »

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$12,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$5,959,505, 17 February 1986

Gross USA:

$17,768,900
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Trivia

Editor Alain Jakubowicz recalled that he would try to tone the down the film's over-the-top elements, only for Menahem Golan to complain that he was killing the film. See more »

Goofs

During the assault on the terrorist compound, the image seen through the Delta Force's night vision goggles is in full color. The goggles they are wearing are an AN/PVS-5 type device, which can only display a green colored image. In fact, there are no night vision devices currently that can give the full color image as displayed in the film. See more »

Quotes

Ben Kaplan: [to his wife, Edie, after his name is called by Ingrid, the purser] We survived once, we can do it again.
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Connections

Followed by Delta Force 3: The Killing Game (1991) See more »

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"Take 'Em Down"
3 May 2007 | by See all my reviews

The Delta Force proved to be Lee Marvin's final motion picture and a timely one at that. Don't expect any answers to the complex geopolitical problems that are the Middle East, the film has just one answer in dealing with terrorists.

Marvin got second billed to Chuck Norris who was probably at his height as an action star when The Delta Force was made. Marvin is commander and Norris his executive officer of the United States Army's elite Delta Force called in to deal with problems like this hijacking when they arise.

Some Moslem terrorists hijack an American airliner leaving from Athens and do the things that terrorists are known to do. There are a large contingent of Jews on the plane and they look a lot like Hollywood celebrities such as Joey Bishop, Laine Kazan, Martin Balsam, Shelley Winters. One of the passengers is Catholic priest George Kennedy who plays, I kid you not, Father O'Malley. No, he doesn't sing Too-Ra-Loo- Ra-Loo-Ral, but he's a priest with the right stuff nonetheless. His is my favorite performance in the film.

The terrorists are led by Robert Forster and they do prove to be a resourceful group of fanatics, but still no match for The Delta Force.

Of course the film is simplistic, but sometimes the simple answers are the right ones. A lot of people have trouble wrapping their minds around the concept of evil. Make no mistake, the terrorists are evil and at a certain point there is only one thing to do with them.

Which The Delta Force does with zest and abandon.


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