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 <firstname.lastname@example.org>
The Hijack....The Ordeal....The Rescue...
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Did You Know?
The fictional airline in this film is called ATW (an anagram of real-life TWA or Transworld Airlines). Early footage for this film (as seen in a "making-of" documentary) shown that originally, ATW meant American Transworld Airlines. This was changed to American Travelways Airlines in the final cut. See more
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
Did anyone ever tell you that you have beautiful legs?
Oh, Nick! You can't see them from here.
No, but I do have a good imagination. Well, actually I'm just trying to be nice.