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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Based on the real-life hijacking of TWA Flight 847 on 14 June 1985. See more
During the assault on the terrorist compound, the image seen through the Delta Force's night vision goggles is in full color. The goggles they are wearing are an AN/PVS-5 type device, which can only display a green colored image. In fact, there are no night vision devices currently that can give the full color image as displayed in the film. 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.