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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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Ben Kaplan
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Harry Goldman
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Abdul
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Father O'Malley
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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 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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The Delta Force face their deadliest mission ever. See more »


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14 February 1986 (USA)  »

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$17,005,599 (USA)
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The Boeing 707 featured in the film was an early production model, ordered by Cubana (which never took ownership) but delivered new as a 707-139 to Western Airlines on May 13th, 1960. It was then sold in 1964 to Pan Am, which operated it for several years before leasing it to several other carriers, including: Aer Lingus, British Cal., El Al, and many others. It was the 108th 707 off the line, with serial number 17903. In 1979, British Caledonian leased it when the DC-10s were grounded after the AA 191 accident. Its last service was in 1986 to Aerocar Aviation, whose livery appears on the aircraft in the film. It was eventually scrapped in Marana, after more than 30 years of service with more than a dozen airlines, mostly in the Middle East. See more »

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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 »

Quotes

Maj. Scott McCoy: [to terrorist that was hiding under the bed] Sleep tight, Sucker!
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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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