Hostage Flight

Hostage Flight

Director: Steven Hilliard Stern Cast: Ned Beatty, Barbara Bosson, Rene Enriquez

DVD (Wide Screen)

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Made for television, Hostage Flight fomented a well-publicized controversy when first aired by NBC on November 17, 1985. On a domestic flight headed for Detroit, 65 passengers are held hostage by four international terrorists. The demands of the hijackers are simple: Release their imprisoned leader or the hostages will be executed one by one. Only after innocent blood is shed do the outraged passengers form a united front to rebel against their captors, and, ultimately, to take justice in their own hands. The film's original ending found the passengers, having staged their own "trial" of the hijackers, doling out punishment in a gruesome manner (and a highly unlikely manner, given the limited head-space on a typical jetliner). This denouement proved too horrifying for the NBC executives, who demanded that a modified ending be filmed (though the original climax was shown when the film was released outside the United States).

Product Details

Release Date: 01/12/2010
UPC: 0883316227640
Original Release: 1985
Rating: NR
Source: Warner Archives
Presentation: [Wide Screen]
Time: 1:36:00
Sales rank: 42,459

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Ned Beatty Art Hofstadter
Barbara Bosson Roberta Spooner
Rene Enriquez Hector
Jack Gilford Mr. Singer
John Karlen DiSalvo
Frank McRae Bart Cooper
Mitchell Ryan Captain Malone
Dee Wallace Laura Kenrick
Kristina Wayborn Ilsa Beck
Ina Balin Rita
Kim Johnston-Ulrich Jane
Frank Annese Nasrallah
Michael Alldredge Bradigan
Allan Miller Lawyer
Jonathan Perpich Writer
John Sanderford Keating
Michael Cavanaugh Bill Orfman
Michael MacRae Harrison
Kabir Bedi Khatib Nasif
Morgan Paull John Roberts
Hank Garrett Hoopman
William Glover London Supervisor
Ian Abercrombie Scotland Yard Supervisor
Garry Miller First Observer
Julie Mannix Julia
Mort Sertner Indianapolis Supervisor

Technical Credits
Steven Hilliard Stern Director
King Baggot Cinematographer
Felix Culver Screenwriter
Harry J. Essex Original Story
Donald L. Harris Art Director
James Hay Producer
Fred Karlin Score Composer
Peter Howard Original Story
Ann Mills Editor
Millie Moore Editor
Robert Sertner Executive Producer
Frank Von Zerneck Executive Producer
Stephen Zito Screenwriter

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