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 Delta Force face their deadliest mission ever.
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Did You Know?
The movie was originally to be produced with the cooperation of Delta Force's real-life founder and original commanding officer, Col. Charles Beckwith. The producers wanted to tell the story of Operation Eagle Claw, the failed attempt to rescue the American hostages from Iran in 1979, but they wanted to change the story so that Delta Force completed their mission successfully. Colonel Beckwith left the project in disgust. See more
During the combat scene in Algeria, two terrorists are shown shootings from the emergency windows after removing them. The next scene shows the emergency windows re-attached to the plane. See more
What is your name?
I did not call you.
You called for all the Jews. I'm Jewish, just like Jesus Christ. You take one, you gotta take us all.
Referenced in The Cinema Snob: The Apple