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This Is a Hijack (1973)

A gambler with serious debts hijacks a small private plane, planning to collect a $1,000,000 ransom. Unfortunately, he's not in the best of company with his mates, and the F.B.I. is waiting... See full summary »

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Barry Pollack
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Adam Roarke ... Mike Christie
Lynn Borden ... Diane
Jay Robinson ... Simon Scott
Dub Taylor ... Sheriff Gordon
Sandy Balson Sandy Balson ... Mrs. Phillips
Sam Chew Jr. Sam Chew Jr. ... Pierce
Nikki Diamond Nikki Diamond ... Hollis
Agneta Eckemyr ... Cami
Biff Elliot ... Neal Hanaford
Jacqueline Giroux ... Belinda (as Jackie Giroux)
Charles Isen ... Harry
Art Koulias Art Koulias ... Ritchie
Carol Locatell ... Jennifer Pierce (as Carol Lawson)
Jennifer Lee Pryor ... Edy (as Jennifer Lee)
Duncan McLeod Duncan McLeod ... Gil Gresham
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A gambler with serious debts hijacks a small private plane, planning to collect a $1,000,000 ransom. Unfortunately, he's not in the best of company with his mates, and the F.B.I. is waiting for them on the ground ... Written by Homme A. Piest <piest@pobox.leidenuniv.nl>

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Stay in Your Seats And Don't Anyone Move... See more »

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

2 May 1975 (West Germany) See more »

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Highjacked See more »

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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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The aircraft used in the movie is an Air California Boeing 737-293, registration N463GB. See more »

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When Mike is working down in the "hell hole", multiple control cables can be seen hanging loose, indicating a non-flying (or even flyable) aircraft. See more »

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Bland Film with Boring Characters
26 February 2018 | by Michael_ElliottSee all my reviews

This Is a Hijack (1973)

** (out of 4)

Mike Christie (Adam Roarke) is a gambler who goes into debt and he owes the wrong person money. With his life on the line, Mike is desperate to get money so he plans the hijacking of a plane owned by a millionaire that he knows.

The 1970's were full of terrific disaster movies as well as movies dealing with various forms of terrorism. Quite often the two storylines would cross and I must admit that I'm a big fan of these movies. THIS IS A HIJACK is one that I had never heard of until recently and it's a pretty forgettable movie. It's certainly not awful but at the same time it's really not very good either. This is one of those films that just doesn't have anything interesting going on in it.

The biggest problem with this movie is that all of the characters are rather bland and boring. You really don't care about the gambler or his issues. You don't care about any of the hostages on the plane as they're all rather shallow and lame. The only interesting character is a rough man played by Neville Brand. This is the guy who smacks everyone around and is basically the enforcer. Brand clearly steals the film with his wild performance, which at least gives the film a little life.

The rest of the movie is rather bland. The director never builds up any tension and it's certainly not good when you get shots of the plane and can see the wires that are holding it. With the lack of any tension and the lack of a good story, THIS IS A HIJACK just doesn't have enough going for it.


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