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
When the team breaches the room and rescue the hostages, they go underneath the floor for surprise entry. Although blind breaching is a common practice in special teams training. They would never go through the floor knowing that hostages are in the in the room. To do so they would injure or even kill the hostages. See more
I was in Beirut 20 years ago. You should've been here then. It was beautiful! Beirut had casinos, dances, parties, concerts. It was the Las Vegas of the Middle East.
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