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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They don't negotiate with terrorists... they blow them away!
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Did You Know?
Early promotional releases from Cannon (from before the movie started shooting, something Cannon was known to do) reveal that the role of Colonel Alexander was originally intended for Charles Bronson. See more
Upon arriving in Algiers, Lee Marvin's character puts an American flag patch on the left shoulder, with the blue field to the rear. That patch would be worn on the right shoulder. The blue field is always towards the front. See more
[Coronel Alexander to Major McCoy
General Woodbridge is waiting for the 'Go Ahead' from the president, Im waiting for the 'Go Ahead' from General Woodbridge, and you are waiting for the 'Go Ahead' from me.
Referenced in Supernatural: Death's Door