Prequel to the first Missing In Action, set in the early 1980s it shows the capture of Colonel Braddock during the Vietnam war in the 1970s, and his captivity with other American POWs in a brutal prison camp, and his plans to escape.
Danny O'Brien is back in action fighting the notorious Simon Moon, also known as The Terror. Three years earlier O'Brien had single-handedly captured The Terror and was called Hero by the ... See full summary »
When the two terrorists Abdul Rafai and Mustafa hijack a Boeing 707 in Athens with 144 passengers and 8 crews, they use a grenade to force pilot Captain Roger Campbell to fly to Beirut, Lebanon, instead of to Rome and New York. Meanwhile the Delta Force commanded by Colonel Nick Alexander and Major Scott McCoy are assigned to resolve the situation. Abdul and Mustafa separate the Jewish and Marine passengers and they are transported to Beirut, while twelve other terrorists embark on board. Then they fly to Algiers, where the women and children are released. McCoy and the Delta Force team are prepared to attack the plane when Alexander learns that there are now fourteen terrorists on board and not only two, and he aborts the mission. Abdul kills a Marine and returns to Beirut with the male passengers on board. Now the Delta Force needs to act in two locations crowded of terrorists to release the hostages. Will they succeed?Written by
Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
The fictional airline in this film is called ATW (an anagram of real-life TWA or Trans World Airlines). Early footage for this film (as seen in a "making-of" documentary) shows that originally, ATW meant American Transworld Airlines. This was changed to American Travelways Airlines in the final cut, although the former name can still be seen in certain shots (for example on signs and flags at the gate in Athens). See more »
After the plane has been hijacked and various shots of Washington D.C. are being shown, there is a shot of the Pentagon. The date and time is shown. The time reads 2:15 AM and yet it is clearly a sunny day in the scene. See more »
The original UK cinema version was cut by 1 min 24 secs by the BBFC to obtain a 15 rating with edits to head and body kicks from fight scenes and to remove a shot of a gun being forced into a man's mouth. The cuts were fully restored in all 18-rated video releases. See more »
Lee Marvin was already very ill when he appeared in this movie, and his grave condition sometimes shows onscreen. Still, he's able to give it all that he's got like in his previous films, and it's nice seeing that he went down still a tough guy. The rest of the movie proves to be just as surprisingly enjoyable. It does go on too long (125 minutes!), and there is not as much action as you may be expecting. But the drama portion of the movie proves to be compelling, and the few action scenes there are turn out to be exceedingly well done. Certainly no masterpiece, but it is entertaining. Fans of Norris and/or Marvin, however, should be warned that the two of them don't appear in as much of the movie as they may be expecting.
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