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The Delta Force -- A 707 aircraft jetliner on its way from Athens to Rome and then to New York City is hijacked by Lebanese terrorists...

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Director:
Writers:
James Bruner (written by) &
Menahem Golan (written by)
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Release Date:
14 February 1986 (USA) See more »
Genre:
Tagline:
They don't negotiate with terrorists... they blow them away! See more »
Plot:
A 707 aircraft jetliner on its way from Athens to Rome and then to New York City is hijacked by Lebanese terrorists... See more » | Full synopsis »
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Awards:
1 nomination See more »
NewsDesk:
(43 articles)
Cannon Films' Menahem Golan dies, aged 85
 (From Den of Geek. 10 August 2014, 10:55 PM, PDT)

Menahem Golan, ‘Delta Force’ Director, Dead at 85
 (From The Wrap. 8 August 2014, 4:27 PM, PDT)

R.I.P. Menahem Golan (1929 – 2014)
 (From Flickeringmyth. 8 August 2014, 4:08 PM, PDT)

User Reviews:
Since Norris is on his motorcycle, the action is intense, sweaty, and fast.. See more (124 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order) (verified as complete)

Chuck Norris ... Maj. Scott McCoy

Lee Marvin ... Col. Nick Alexander

Martin Balsam ... Ben Kaplan

Joey Bishop ... Harry Goldman

Robert Forster ... Abdul

Lainie Kazan ... Sylvia Goldman

George Kennedy ... Father O'Malley

Hanna Schygulla ... Ingrid

Susan Strasberg ... Debra Levine

Bo Svenson ... Capt. Campbell

Robert Vaughn ... Gen. Woodbridge

Shelley Winters ... Edie Kaplan
William Wallace ... Pete Peterson

Charles Grant ... Tom Hale (as Charles Floye)

Steve James ... Bobby

Kim Delaney ... Sister Mary
Jerry Weinstock ... Dr. Jack
Marvin Freedman ... Dave Hoskins
Bob Levit ... Jim Montgomery
Chelli Goldberg ... Tina
Chris Ellia ... Lesley
Jerry Lazarus ... Robert Levine

Natalie Roth ... Ellen Levine
Jerry Hyman ... Ted Bilicki
Gael Lehrer ... Rosalee Bilicki
Hank Leininger ... Jay Bilicki
Howard Jackson ... Ed

Eric Norris ... Andy
Zipora Peled ... Sister Ann
Aaron Kaplan ... Mike Fraser

Caroline Langford ... Sally Fraser
Yehuda Efroni ... David Rosovsky
David Menachem ... Moustapha (as David Menahem)
Shaike Ophir ... Father Nicholas
Avi Loziah ... Jaffer

Uri Gavriel ... George Berri
Panos Nicolaou ... Peter
Elki Jacobs ... Bartender
Menahem Einy ... Issam

Assi Dayan ... Raffi Amir (as Assaf Dayan)
Jacques Cohen ... Lebanese Minister (as Jack Cohen)
Adib Jahschan ... Salim (as Adiv Gahshan)
Haim Sirafi ... Samir
Mosko Alkalai ... TV reporter (as Mosco Alkalai)
Larry Price ... Journalist
Susan Ophir ... ATW girl
Jack Messinger ... ATW agent
Janet Harshman ... TV announcer
Ezra Kafri ... Israeli commando
Danny Friedman ... Israeli commando
Richard Selano ... Capt. Ross (as Richard Salno)
Andy Shulman ... Pete's assistant
Joe Sapel ... Delta pilot
Richard Peterson ... American ambassador in Algiers
Eugene Klein ... American ambassador in Tel Aviv
Albert Amar ... Controller in Algeria
Ben Ami Shmueli ... Officer with George
Moti Shirin ... Terrorist in plane
Yitzhak Aloni ... Amal sergeant (as Itzik Aloni)
Boaz Ofri ... Gate guard
Albert Iluz ... Passport inspector
Osnat Vishinski ... Information agent, El Al
David Leshnik ... TV announcer
rest of cast listed alphabetically:

Kevin Dillon ... Delta Force member (uncredited)

Liam Neeson ... Delta Force member (uncredited)

Directed by
Menahem Golan 
 
Writing credits
James Bruner (written by) &
Menahem Golan (written by)

Produced by
Yoram Globus .... producer
Menahem Golan .... producer
Roni Ya'ackov .... associate producer (as Rony Yacov)
 
Original Music by
Alan Silvestri 
 
Cinematography by
David Gurfinkel 
 
Film Editing by
Alain Jakubowicz 
 
Production Design by
Luciano Spadoni  (as Lucisano Spadoni)
 
Set Decoration by
Ladislav Wilheim  (as Ladi Wilheim)
 
Costume Design by
Tami Mor 
 
Makeup Department
Vittorio Biseo .... key makeup artist
Esty Kariv .... makeup artist
Tamy Levy .... hair stylist
Patrice Morieres .... hair stylist
Zivit Yakir .... makeup artist
 
Production Management
Zion Chen .... unit production manager
Itzik Kol .... production supervisor (as Itzhak Kol)
Dov Maoz .... production manager
Michael R. Sloan .... post-production supervisor
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Tony Brandt .... first assistant director
Michal Engel .... second assistant director
Carlos Gil .... second unit director
Shauli Gorodeski .... third assistant director: second unit
Mike Katzin .... second assistant director
Avi Mograbi .... second assistant director: second unit
Avner Orshalimy .... first assistant director: second unit
Haim Rinski .... third assistant director
 
Art Department
Yuda Acco .... assistant production designer (as Yuda Ako)
Chris Buchinsky .... storyboard artist
Leonardo Coen Cagli .... set designer
César Díez Álava .... property master
Batia Grafka .... property master
David Varod .... set dresser
Arie Ben Yishai .... construction manager
 
Sound Department
Gary Alexander .... sound re-recording mixer
David Bartlett .... sound effects editor (as Dave Bartlett)
Ron Bartlett .... sound editor
George Berndt .... supervising dialogue editor
David Bifano .... audio programming
Baird Bryant .... foley editor
Ed Callahan .... sound effects editor
Denise Cochran .... assistant sound editor
Keith Critchlow .... foley editor
Lee Dragu .... foley editor
Ann Ducommun .... assistant sound editor
Mark Eiges .... foley editor
Peter Friedberg .... assistant sound editor
Thomas A. Fucci .... dialogue editor
Jessica Gallavan .... assistant sound editor
Stanley B. Gill .... sound recordist
Victor Grodecki .... dialogue editor
Allen Hartz .... sound effects editor
Chris Jenkins .... sound re-recording mixer (as Christopher Jenkins)
Richard King .... sound effects editor
J.W. Kompare .... sound effects editor
Cliff Latimer .... adr editor
David Lebrun .... dialogue editor
Martin Maryska .... sound effects editor
Susan Mazzei .... assistant sound editor (as Sue Mazzei)
Oscar Mitt .... assistant sound editor
Gilberto Costa Nunes .... assistant sound editor
Andrew Patterson .... dialogue editor
Jerry Ross .... supervising sound editor
Ruth Schell .... dialogue editor
Craig Smith .... supervising foley editor
Tracey Smith .... adr editor
Larry Stensvold .... sound re-recording mixer
Ralph Stuart .... assistant sound editor
Justine Vacco .... assistant sound editor
Fred Wasser .... sound effects editor
Marian Wilde .... assistant sound editor
Eli Yarkoni .... sound mixer
 
Special Effects by
Ian Biggs .... special effects
Chris Corbould .... special effects
Neil Corbould .... special effects
Chris Gant .... special effects
John Gant .... special effects
Pini Klavir .... special effects coordinator
Yoram Pollack .... special effects
Alon Reuven .... special effects assistant
Andy Williams .... special effects
Shemesh Yaron .... special effects assistant
Yoram Zargary .... special effects assistant
 
Stunts
Koby Azarly .... stunts
Juan Bofill .... stunts
BJ Davis .... assistant stunt coordinator
BJ Davis .... stunts
Mike De Luna .... stunts
Jon H. Epstein .... stunt double: Chuck Norris (as John Epstein)
Greg Gault .... stunts
Robert Hammond .... stunts
Don Pike .... stunt coordinator
Gary Pike .... stunts
Alberto Vaknin .... stunts (as Albert Vaknin)
B.J. Worth .... stunts
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Effi Agami .... grip
Avi Avrahami .... electrician
Danny Ben Menahem .... gaffer
Arik Bernstein .... camera operator: second unit
Michael Biniaminy .... focus puller
Yoni Hamenachem .... still photographer
Mikey Inbari .... electrician
Gerard Jakubowicz .... assistant camera
Avi Koren .... focus puller
Hans Kühle Jr. .... photographer: second unit (as Hans Khules Jr.)
Avraham Leibman .... gaffer
Benny Mali .... clapper loader
Shimon Sabach .... key grip
Danny Schneider .... clapper loader
Danny Sheneor .... camera operator
Rami Siman-Tov .... clapper loader
Yuda Tatarko .... best boy: second unit
 
Casting Department
Perry Bullington .... casting: Los Angeles
Tova Cypin .... casting: Israel
Robert MacDonald .... casting: Los Angeles
 
Editorial Department
Robert Baird .... second assistant editor
Smador Cohen .... third assistant editor
Anne Couk .... first assistant editor
Iris Dagan .... second assistant editor
Kobi Dagan .... first assistant editor
Albert Gasser .... second assistant editor
Elinoar Hardy .... second assistant editor (as Elinoah Hardy)
Anat Kenet .... second assistant editor
Dory Lubliner .... first assistant editor
Omneya 'Nini' Mazen .... post-production coordinator
Hadara Oren .... third assistant editor
Omer Tal .... second assistant editor
Tony Wakefield .... second assistant editor
Craig Weintraub .... second assistant editor
 
Music Department
Tom Carlin .... music editor
Paula Erickson .... music supervisor
Dennis S. Sands .... music scoring mixer
 
Transportation Department
Doron Mizrachi .... action vehicles
Sam Rubi .... transportation captain
Meir Sigura .... transportation captain
 
Other crew
Wenden K. Baldwin .... title designer
Raz Chen .... location manager
Alan Gershenfeld .... production coordinator: Los Angeles
Sharon Kahn .... assistant: Menahem Golan
Sophie Kahn .... unit publicist
Naomi Kol .... production accountant
Naomi Mayberg .... production coordinator
James Monaghan .... army consultant (as Jim Monaghan)
Kyle O'Feere .... title designer
Avner Peled .... location manager
Charlotte Rose .... assistant to production coordinator
Daniel Schneor .... operator
Burton Sharp .... adr group coordinator
Jim Taylor .... production coordinator: Los Angeles
Vivalda Vigorelli .... script supervisor
 

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Runtime:
125 min | 129 min
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Certification:
Australia:R (DVD rating) | Australia:M (original rating) | Canada:18A | Canada:PA (Manitoba) | Canada:R (Nova Scotia) | Canada:AA (Ontario) | Canada:13+ (Quebec) | Finland:K-16 | Germany:16 (re-rating) (2011) | Iceland:16 | Netherlands:16 | Norway:16 (original rating) | Norway:15 (re-rating) (heavily cut) | Portugal:M/16 | Singapore:NC-16 | South Korea:15 | Sweden:15 | UK:18 | USA:R | West Germany:18 (nf) (original rating)

Did You Know?

Trivia:
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 »
Goofs:
Continuity: During the combat scene in Algeria, two terrorists are shown shootings from the emergency windows after removing them. The next scene shows the emergency windows re-attached to the plane.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!
See more »
Movie Connections:
Referenced in Video Violence 2 (1987) (V)See more »

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28 out of 49 people found the following review useful.
Since Norris is on his motorcycle, the action is intense, sweaty, and fast.., 25 January 2004

Few countries in the world have not suffered from terrorist violence over the past three decades... Domestic and international terrorism is now at the top of the agenda for most nations...

Experts agree that there is almost always a strategy behind terrorist actions... Whether it takes the form of bombings, shootings, hijackings, or assassinations... Terrorism is neither random, spontaneous, nor blind; it is a deliberate use of violence against civilians for political or religious ends...

Terrorist acts are often deliberately spectacular, designed to rattle and influence a wide audience, beyond the victims of the violence itself... The point is as Defense Secretary Donald H. Rumsfeld said at the Pentagon one day: "Terrorism must be vigorously opposed and soundly defeated wherever it exists."

The Delta Force was secretly created in October 1977 by US Army colonel Charles Beckwith in direct response to numerous, well-publicized terrorist incidents that occurred in the 1970s.

The number of terrorism attacks was at its highest in mid-1980s... Palestinians have long been associated with terrorism, including suicide bombings against Western targets and kidnappings in war-torn Lebanon during the 1980s...

Menahem Golan's 'The Delta Force' is inspired by the 1985 hijacking of TWA, which featured the famous footage of the plane's pilot leaning out of the cockpit with a gun to his head... The film opens with two fanatic terrorists taking over an American airliner bound from Athens to Rome and New York, diverting it to Beirut...

With no other option, the Pentagon decides to send the 'Delta Force' into the area for an emergency rescue operation...

Colonel Alexander (Marvin) is given the go ahead, and his elite team - specialized in rapid infantry assault, night fighting and airfield seizure - led by Major McCoy (Norris) energetically meets the terrorists...

Since Chuck Norris is on his motorcycle, the action is intense, sweaty, and fast...

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