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An infamous terrorist has evaded capture for a long time by being extremely clever and ruthless. Things get interesting when he hijacks a plane carrying famous security expert John Cutter, who isn't about to stand this sort of thing. Written by
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The type of aircraft used in the hijacking is an L1011-500 "Tristar". See more »
Although Cutter is being hired as VP of security for the airline, he is still forced to sit in coach as Passenger 57. No airline VP would be forced to fly coach on his own airline. See more »
[Talking on the aircraft radio]
This is Chief Leonard Biggs, Lake Lucille Police Department. Now if you tell me what you want, I'll tell you what I can deliver.
I want this plane fully fueled. If I do not see a fuel truck in position and functioning in the next five minutes, you will be responsible for a great many deaths.
I'm not fully authorized to grant any demands at this time.
I suggest you look out your window toward the plane just in front of the landing gear.
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The first part of the credits scroll while John Cutter and Marti Slayton walk along the runway towards the fairground in the distance as fireworks go off in the night time sky See more »
Wesley Snipes is about the only thing that's good in this movie. The movie starts out good with interesting situation going on inside the plane. Then the setting moves to the ground, and we see local law enforcement agency and the FBI getting involved, things gets dumb and dumber.
Why they had to abandon the airplane and go into the boring ground scene, I have no idea. They lost all the plot right there and then. The guy who escaped was absolute nobody, so it wasn't interesting even if he did escape. Movie gets worse as it progresses as even the fight scene including Wesley Snipes gets worse.
The stunt at the end was ridiculous. How can a police car catch up with a jet plane that's about to reach take off velocity ?
The fault was with the writer. The movie could have been 100% better if Wesley Snipes was allowed to sleuth around the airplane inflicting damages to the bad guys. Then it would have been a budget version of Die-hard, or maybe better, and the movie surely would have been a classic with sequels.
Too bad that they blew their opportunity, because of poor script writing.
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