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.
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.
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
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The name of Steven Seagal's character, Austin Travis, is derived from the city of Austin, Texas, which is located in Travis County. The city of Austin and Travis County both are named to honor heroes of Texas. William Barret Travis was commanding officer at the Alamo during the war for independence against Mexico in 1836. Steven F. Austin led the first three hundred settlers to Texas, and is honored with the title of "Father of Texas". See more »
Andrews Air Force Base does not house F-117 Nighthawks, nor has it ever. See more »
[getting into the plane elevator to the lower deck]
I'm going to the Pit. See you in DC!
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The German theatrical, video and DVD version has the same cuts as the UK version. Apart from that, all Arabian language has been dubbed into German, whereby all references to Islam and Allah were replaced by more harmless lines. See more »
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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