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A convicted murderer is escorted by marshals on a regular flight from Phoenix to Dallas. Shortly after take-off, two of his aides, traveling as ordinary passengers, take control of the flight and free him. He demands 20 million dollars in bonds upon landing. And a sick passenger, bad weather or mechanical problems won't stop him. Written by Sergio Ortega

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One man with a bomb playing a deadly game. 250 passengers with their lives at stake. See more »


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The plastic gun used by the female hijacker is the same one used by the assassin in In the Line of Fire (1993). See more »

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Supposed to be a Boeing 767, but a Boeing 737 and a Lockheed L-1011 Tristar were also used for various scenes. See more »

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Ben Horn: There's a lot of innocent people on this plane.
Peter Cronin: Hope the authorities appreciate that.
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A surprising 30,000 feet treat
14 March 2000 | by (Glasgow, Scotland) – See all my reviews

Slick, well paced and sharply played, H:F285 is a competent and satisfying romp. Yes, it's just a re-hash of the Airport genre, but it manages to look and feel fresh thanks to a cast of actual actors (remember them?) and restrained direction that never attempts to overstep the modest budget.

The vast majority of the action takes place in the "forty feet long, thirty feet wide" cinema variety plane interior, but this isn't necessarily a bad thing as it induces mild viewer cabin fever after an hour or so.

If you enjoy watching sweaty balding A list actors stripping down to their vests and and blowing up, well, everything, then this isn't for you. However, if you enjoy character interplay, building tension that actually gets you involved in the story, and restrained - by Hollywood standards - resolution, give it a spin.


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