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.
One man with a bomb playing a deadly game. 250 passengers with their lives at stake.
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Did You Know?
Ally Sheedy and Anthony Michael Hall both appeared in The Breakfast Club. See more
The pilot's wardrobe is off. Neither have a shoulder bar showing their rank and Showman (James Brolin) is wearing a jacket the entire flight. Most pilots would not wear their jacket during flight. See more
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My mother buried four of my brothers before my teens
So how long before they threw you out?
Well sense sank in long before they kicked me out
So now you travel around selling your services to the highest bidder!
It's good money... and I get to see the world