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Executive Decision (1996)

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When terrorists seize control of an airliner, an intelligence analyst accompanies a commando unit for a midair boarding operation.

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Storyline

Terrorists take over a 747 bound from Athens to Washington D.C., supposedly to effect the release of their leader. Intelligence expert David Grant suspects another reason and convinces the military that the 'plane should not be allowed to enter U.S. airspace. An assault mission is devised, using a specially equipped 'plane designed for mid-air crew transfers, and Grant finds himself aboard the 747 with a team of military anti-terrorists who have to defuse a bomb and overpower the terrorists. Written by Ron Kerrigan <mvg@whidbey.com>

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Rated R for violence and brief language | See all certifications »

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Budget:

$55,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

JPY 320,462,900 (Japan) (15 November 1996)

Gross:

JPY 153,472,300 (Japan) (29 November 1996)
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Trivia

According to John Leguizamo in his autobiography, his frequent improvisation angered Kurt Russell so much that they got into a shoving match. Leguizamo's improvised line "Hope the smell doesn't give us away." started the fight. See more »

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The computer navigation display on the Hail Mary plane and the Pentagon's both have grid lines at latitude 45 north. On one display they're north of the line, and on the other, south. See more »

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Dr. David Grant: [after ploughing through lots of light aircraft and runway lights and overshooting the runway on landing the 747]
Dr. David Grant: These things almost land themselves, don't they?
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IT'S NICE TO GO TRAV'LING
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Any movie with Seagal in it, well................
25 January 2006 | by (Netherlands) – See all my reviews

Maybe I am not the person to ask, but when Steven Seagal is in a movie, I just have to see it however big or small his part is in the movie. I am a fan and I have collected all of 'his' movies. I am a bit sad that he is getting a little older, but I watch the movies in a different perspective. His moves aren't what they used to be but in this movie you don't notice that at all ;-) On a serious note, the movie is well worth watching because of the plot. It's not that it is original but it is one of the best executed in it's genre. It makes you wonder if the terrorists have watched some of these kind of movies and got inspired to do something similar. Enjoy the movie!!!


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