Executive Decision (1996)


By Scott Goldfine

Kurt Russell is a U.S. security official caught up in the hijacking of a 747 jetliner in this effective suspense offering. Russell and a team of commandoes board the jet in midflight and try to save the passengers while preventing the release of a nerve gas bomb powerful enough to knock off the East Coast.

After a routine opening, this film delivers 90 minutes of nonstop tension and thrills. Also stars Steven Seagal, Halle BerryJohn Leguizamo and Oliver Platt. Rated R.


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