MOVIEmeter
SEE RANK
Up 2,452 this week

Hijacked: Flight 285 (1996)

TV Movie  |   |  Action, Crime, Drama  |  4 February 1996 (USA)
5.2
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 5.2/10 from 209 users  
Reviews: 5 user

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 ... See full summary »

Director:

Writer:

(as David Peckinpah)
0Check in
0Share...

IMDb Picks: August

Visit our IMDb Picks section to see our recommendations of movies and TV shows coming out in August.

Visit the IMDb Picks section

User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

H
a list of 1781 titles
created 28 Nov 2012
 
a list of 160 titles
created 24 Jan 2013
 
a list of 173 titles
created 04 Dec 2013
 
list image
a list of 4741 titles
created 8 months ago
 
a list of 666 titles
created 5 months ago
 

Related Items

Connect with IMDb


Share this Rating

Title: Hijacked: Flight 285 (TV Movie 1996)

Hijacked: Flight 285 (TV Movie 1996) on IMDb 5.2/10

Want to share IMDb's rating on your own site? Use the HTML below.

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of Hijacked: Flight 285.
Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Action | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  

Authentic drama of United Airlines flight 232 from Denver to Chicago. The DC-10 crashed during an emergency landing at Sioux City Gateway Airport on July 19, 1989. 184 people survived, ... See full summary »

Director: Lamont Johnson
Stars: Charlton Heston, James Coburn, Richard Thomas
Hijack (1999)
Action | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.1/10 X  

A prestigious senator and the passengers on board a train are kidnapped by a milita group.

Director: Worth Keeter
Stars: Jeff Fahey, Ernie Hudson, Beth Toussaint
Sonic Impact (2000)
Action | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.2/10 X  

When a deranged criminal is caught, he is then being transported by plane, along with some other criminals. Through a stroke of luck he is able to subdue the Federal agents assigned to ... See full summary »

Director: Rodney McDonald
Stars: James Russo, Ice-T, Michael Harris
Exit in Red (1996)
Thriller | Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.1/10 X  

A psychiatrist moves out west after he is brought up on charges of sexual misconduct, for which his adoring, female attorney eventually gets the charges dropped... with the hope that this ... See full summary »

Director: Yurek Bogayevicz
Stars: Mickey Rourke, Annabel Schofield, Anthony Michael Hall
Action | Adventure | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.6/10 X  

A disgraced former air traffic controller is called back into service when the airport's traffic control system malfunctions.

Director: Richard Howard
Stars: Kiefer Sutherland, Robert Sean Leonard, Bruce McGill
Hitched (TV Movie 2001)
Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.5/10 X  

After a homemaker discovers that her husband is a philanderer, she imprisons him in their soundproof basement and reports him missing to the police.

Director: Wesley Strick
Stars: Anthony Michael Hall, Sheryl Lee, Alex Carter
Nowhere to Land (TV Movie 2000)
Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5/10 X  

A pilot must safely land a 747 on which deadly nerve gas has been planted.

Director: Armand Mastroianni
Stars: Jack Wagner, Christine Elise, James Sikking
Horror
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 3.7/10 X  

A man returns to his hometown only to be haunted by ghostly teenagers.

Director: Adam Grossman
Stars: Michael Gross, Alexis Arquette, Hilary Swank
Crime | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.2/10 X  

Our heroine isn't having a good time. Having lost her L.A. job and walked out on her unfaithful boyfriend, she finds herself stuck in nowhere Macon County when her car and possessions are ... See full summary »

Director: Victoria Muspratt
Stars: Ally Sheedy, David Carradine, Charles Napier
Final Approach (TV Movie 2007)
Action | Crime | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.8/10 X  

An action filled account of an Ex FBI negotiator who uses all his skills to save a jumbo jet headed for Los Angeles California from the terrorists who have placed a bomb on board.

Director: Armand Mastroianni
Stars: Dean Cain, Anthony Michael Hall, Ernie Hudson
Trojan War (1997)
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.6/10 X  

Brad is about to hook up with the girl of his dreams, but runs into a problem, no condom. So Brad sets out into the night to find one, running into many obstacles along the way, while not knowing his best friend, Leah is in love with him.

Director: George Huang
Stars: Will Friedle, Jennifer Love Hewitt, Marley Shelton
Comedy | Sport
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.4/10 X  

It's recruiting time and despite being short and scrawny, Johnny Walker is America's hottest young football prospect. His dilemma: should he take one of the many offers from college talent ... See full summary »

Director: Bud S. Smith
Stars: Anthony Michael Hall, Robert Downey Jr., Paul Gleason
Edit

Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Susan Batten ...
Kim Paulsen
...
Ron Showman
...
Ben Horner
...
Peter Cronin
...
Frank Leyton
...
Steve Paulsen
...
Deni Patton
Barbara Stock ...
Veronica Mitchell
...
Shayna Loring
...
Andrew Leary
...
Wayne Edwards
Montrose Hagins ...
Helen
...
Alcoholic
Kim Miyori ...
Barbara
Kyla Pratt ...
Megan Paulsen
Edit

Storyline

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

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Taglines:

It seemed like a routine flight for 200 passengers... until a madman made it a night they'd never forget! See more »


Edit

Details

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

4 February 1996 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Panique sur le vol 285  »

Filming Locations:


Company Credits

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Color:

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

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 »

Goofs

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

Quotes

Peter Cronin: You get this plane in the air or I'm gonna put a bullet in his head!
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

Excellent Performance By An Ensemble Cast Saves This Hijack Film From Being Just Another Made For Television Dud
23 November 1999 | by (Belleville, Ontario, Canada) – See all my reviews

When I initially sat down to watch Hijacked: Flight 285, I figured it would be just another boring Hijack movie with the usual predictable ending. Instead I found myself completely enthralled with both the story and the characters.

Hall is a prisoner being transported by the FBI on a passenger airline much to the dissatisfaction of pilot, Brolin. Of course, Hall breaks free of his restraints with the help of two of his cronies and manages to hijack the plane. Ally Sheedy is the detective familiar with Hall and his activities, from the ground she attempts to reason with Hall to free the passengers.

What I adored most about this film is the characters, the good and especially the bad. Anthony Michael Hall offers a multi-layered bad guy whose struggle with his inner principles presents itself when he is forced to kill one of the passengers. It is a powerful moment that I have never forgotten nor probably ever will.

The other actors are also good including a wheelchair bound, Michael Gross, James Brolin in a bit part, Ally Sheedy, as the cop and Casey Sander (Grace Under Fire) as the hero. David Graf, who made a career out of playing the tough-guy, Tackleberry, in the Police Academy movies does an excellent job playing the coward who puts himself and the other passengers at risk.

Captivating performances that won't let you down. A must see!


3 of 4 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
Dreadful buchookie
Discuss Hijacked: Flight 285 (1996) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?