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
The Hijack....The Ordeal....The Rescue...
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Did You Know?
The Uzis used during the final runway scene after the hostages are rescued fire 3-round bursts - no Uzi produced has a burst selector setting, only semi and full-automatic. See more
[Pete has succumbed to his wounds
Greater love than no man hath he gives up his life for a friend. Heavenly father, we humbly ask you that you cherish this most loving soul in the palm of your hand for all eternity. In the name of the father, of the son and of the holy ghost.
[closes Pete's eyes
Referenced in The Cinema Snob: The Apple