The gruesome murder of a Brooklyn Detective will turn the case into a personal vendetta when the deceased's best friend and fellow officer will unleash an all-out attack against a psychotic Mafia enforcer's brutal gang.
Casey Ryback hops on a Colorado to LA train to start a vacation with his niece. Early into the trip, terrorists board the train and use it as a mobile HQ to hijack a top secret destructive US satellite.
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 <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Steven Seagal and Charles Hallahan also co-starred in Hard To Kill (1990). See more »
The Secretary of Defense orders the USS Eisenhower to ready to launch their F-14s to intercept the 747. When the F-14s are shown launching, the number 74 is plainly seen on the island of the aircraft carrier. CV-74 is the USS John C. Stennis, the Eisenhower is CV-69. See more »
[Rat is attempting to take command of the mission]
Look, I'm not telling you how to do your job, but if that DZ5 is on board, there's gonna be a bomb attached to it, and you goddamn well better find it!
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A fun, tense, and exciting action/thriller with an excellent ensemble cast, headed by Kurt Russell and including Halle Berry, David Suchet, and John Leguizamo.
Even Steven Seagal does a creditable job, mainly because this isn't a "Steven Seagal movie." His supporting role permits him to do what he does best (which isn't acting). He doesn't have to pretend to be witty, there's none of that awful smirking he does in a vain attempt to show emotion, the camera doesn't caress his body, and there's not one speech about how gol-dang *good* his character is. He even manages to enunciate his lines clearly!
The plot might have seemed a little far-fetched when the movie was released, but not anymore.
I'm not even much of an action film fan, but this one is really a lot of fun.
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