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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

Writers:

Adam Armus, Nora Kay Foster (as Kay Foster)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Dean Cain ... Jack Bender
Anthony Michael Hall ... Greg Gilliad
Ernie Hudson ... Agent Lorenzo Dawson
Sunny Mabrey ... Sela Jameson
Lea Thompson ... Alicia Bender
William Forsythe ... Silas Jansen
Barry Livingston ... Brian Fields
Tracey Gold ... Lina Howren
Scott Paulin ... Robert Windom
Christopher Cousins ... Vince Gilford
Tembi Locke ... Jackie Reynolds
Scott Reeves ... Dan Reynolds
Dominic Rains ... Abu Karlin
Candice Azzara ... Elizabeth Foxhaven
Rod McCary ... Gerald Foxhaven
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FBI hostage rescue team leader Jack Bender has been sacked for not being a team player, and months later he finds himself in the ultimate hostage nightmare: stuck aboard a plane that's been taken over by a group of well-armed terrorists who threaten to detonate a nuclear weapon unless they receive a billion dollars... Written by Anonymous

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fbi | plane | See All (2) »

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High altitude. Higher pressure.

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Action | Crime | Thriller

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

24 May 2008 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Apeili ston aera See more »

Filming Locations:

Los Angeles, California, USA See more »

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Budget:

$6,500,000 (estimated)
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Sound Mix:

Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.78 : 1
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When an FBI agent falls off of a fuselage, you can see by the "FBI" on his jacket that it is a reverse print. See more »

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Fasten those Seat Belts for this "Final Approach" ****
31 May 2008 | by edwagreenSee all my reviews

Wonderful action movie.

While it follows the usual plot line, it is excitingly done and holds your interest every step of the way.

As usual, we see a guy getting fired for becoming too zealous during a shooting at a cult, only for the guy to reemerge in a hijacking of an airplane. We get the pilots knocked out or dead, a young excited stewardess who can become the center of attention. A coronary patient who succumbs to an attack from all the excitement, a doctor not allowed to help the patient due to racism, dissension among the hijackers, are they there to make a political point or are they just a bunch of crooks out to clean out a bank?

With all the usual plot lines, this film works due to the excitement which is generated.

The cast is perfect and of course there are always people available who can land the plane.


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