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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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James Bruner (written by) &
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14 February 1986 (USA) See more »
They don't negotiate with terrorists... they blow them away! See more »
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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  (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 ... Mustafa (as David Menahem)
Shaike Ophir ... Father Nicholas (as Shai K. Ophir)
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)
Damon Pooser ... 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
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
Location Management
Raz Chen .... location manager
Avner Peled .... location manager
Music Department
David Bifano .... music programming: synclavier
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
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
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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125 min | 129 min
Aspect Ratio:
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Australia:R18+ (DVD rating) | Australia:M (original rating) | Canada:18A | Canada:PA (Manitoba) | Canada:R (Nova Scotia) | Canada:AA (Ontario) | Canada:13+ (Quebec) | Finland:K-16 | France:Tous publics | 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 | Spain:18 | Sweden:15 | UK:18 | USA:R (Certificate #28038) | West Germany:18 (nf) (original rating)

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Lee Marvin, who was 61 and in poor health, was felt to be miscast as a commando.See more »
Factual errors: 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 »
Jaffer:Here are some blankets for the night.
Capt. Campbell:How about some beds?
Jaffer:You don't need beds, you're gonna die tomorrow.
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3 out of 4 people found the following review useful.
Kicks a lot of ass., 20 September 2012
Author: Scott LeBrun (Hey_Sweden) from Canada

Large-scale, action packed movie barely takes any breathers, and it's all the better for this fact. Inspired by a real life incident, it tells the story of an airliner commandeered by evil terrorist scum and the intrepid American squadron that takes them down. At first glance, considering the priceless all star cast in this thing, it does seem ludicrous that this thing *could* be taken seriously, but co-writer / director Menahem Golan, one of the head honchos of the Cannon Group, pulls it off. The movie is by equal turns topical, tense, and thrilling. Moreover, it has two of the great cinema icons when it comes to toughness: Lee Marvin (in what was sadly his last feature film) and Chuck Norris. (Marvin does look a little long in the tooth for this sort of thing, but projects an effortless sense of authority and still has great screen presence.) As one can see, it is divided into two parts, with the first confined to the airplane, and the second when the assorted hostages are taken to separate locations and the Delta Force go into action. A stirring, patriotic (if also a tad repetitive) main musical theme by Alan Silvestri helps propel the film along, while the amusing ensemble cast creates some poignant moments, especially Martin Balsam and Joey Bishop as two of the passengers. Also to be found in this thing are the likes of Lainie Kazan, Shelley Winters, Susan Strasberg, Bo Svenson, Robert Vaughn, Hanna Schygulla, George Kennedy, Kim Delaney, and the always welcome and always charismatic Steve James. It's particularly amusing to see Robert Forster cast as the main villain, and he's as solid as ever, although he proves to be absolutely no match for Norris when the two finally have their inevitable showdown. Golan has this thing hit the ground running and literally begin with a bang, offering little in the way of a letup until the final scene. Highly recommended for any action fan eager to see a superior fighting force take on truly loathsome antagonists. Even at two hours and nine minutes, this refrains from ever being boring. Eight out of 10.

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