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The Delta Force (1986)

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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 ... See full summary »

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Ben Kaplan
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Harry Goldman
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Abdul
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Sylvia Goldman
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Father O'Malley
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Debra Levine
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Capt. Campbell
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Gen. Woodbridge
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Pete Peterson
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Tom Hale (as Charles Floye)
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Bobby
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Storyline

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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$17,005,599 (USA)
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Trivia

The unit badges located on the right shoulder of the Class "A" uniforms is the JFK Special Forces School. See more »

Goofs

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 »

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

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Norris' best Golan-Globus effort
30 May 2004 | by (Victoria, BC) – See all my reviews

Lee Marvin was already very ill when he appeared in this movie, and his grave condition sometimes shows onscreen. Still, he's able to give it all that he's got like in his previous films, and it's nice seeing that he went down still a tough guy. The rest of the movie proves to be just as surprisingly enjoyable. It does go on too long (125 minutes!), and there is not as much action as you may be expecting. But the drama portion of the movie proves to be compelling, and the few action scenes there are turn out to be exceedingly well done. Certainly no masterpiece, but it is entertaining. Fans of Norris and/or Marvin, however, should be warned that the two of them don't appear in as much of the movie as they may be expecting.


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