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The Delta Force (1986)

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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 ... See full summary »

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Abdul
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Father O'Malley
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Storyline

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 Shaun Ouimette <xtreemshaun589@hotmail.com>

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14 February 1986 (USA)  »

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$17,005,599 (USA)
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Trivia

The C-130 at the end of the film has a tail number of 4X-FBB. This is the number of a C-130H flown by the Israeli Air Force. -FBB is former USAF 71-1375, delivered to IAF in October or November of 1971. The aircraft has also used tail numbers 4X-JUB and 4X-EBB while with Israel Aircraft Industries (IAI). The Lockheed C-130 Hercules is known in Hebrew as the 'Karnaf', which means Rhinoceros. See more »

Goofs

Norris' footwear switches between combat boots and black sneakers several times during the film. See more »

Quotes

Maj. Scott McCoy: Better hurry, Nick... I think there's gonna be reinforcements on the way.
Nick Alexander: How do you know?
Maj. Scott McCoy: Something I heard on the radio.
Nick Alexander: I didn't know you spoke Arabic?
Maj. Scott McCoy: If we don't get outta here, we're all gonna be speaking it!
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Followed by Delta Force 3: The Killing Game (1991) See more »

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A surprising espionage thriller, with dramatic moments...
4 August 1999 | by (Fortaleza, Ceará, Brazil) – See all my reviews

A group of Arab extremists kidnap an American airline's airplane and threaten to kill everybody as a way to prove their hate for the other nations and shock the world.At the same time in that the negotiations become tense and marked by hostilities, a special army force is activated to rescue the passengers and kill the dangerous fanatic terrorists. Action film that counts with the cast's excellent interpretations, formed by famous movies stars such as Martin Balsam, Joey Bishop, Hanna Schygulla and others, with prominance for Lee Marvin. Directed as an espionage thriller, "Delta Forces" alternates dangerous and risky scenes with moments in which the suspense reaches high levels, reminding the Hitchcock's thrillers. Filmed in several locations of Middle East and counting with an extraordinary photograph that exalts the whole hot and claustrophobic climate of the story, "Delta Force" offers an excellent entertainment, even seeming racist and simpleton in some occasions, and it is the best motion picture of Chuck Norris's career. The most touching sequences, among so many others, are the violent fight of the specialist in martial arts' hero (Norris) with the terrorists' leader (interpreted by Robert Forster, from "Jackie Brown", in a good, but sometimes over acted, performance) and the Norris' attempt to go up in the airplane that is about to take off, at the same time in which he is pursued by the Arab army!! "Delta Force" is rated for violence and it runs 126 minutes. The cast:Lee Marvin, Chuck Norris, Robert Forster, Joey Bishop.


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