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Shayna Loring
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Wayne Edwards
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Helen
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Kim Miyori ...
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Megan Paulsen
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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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It seemed like a routine flight for 200 passengers... until a madman made it a night they'd never forget! See more »


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4 February 1996 (USA)  »

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Panique sur le vol 285  »

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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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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!


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