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Skyjacked is a american film of genre Drama directed by John Guillermin released in USA on 24 may 1972 with Charlton Heston

Skyjacked (1972)

Skyjacked
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Released in USA 24 may 1972
Length 1h41
Directed by
OriginUSA
Genres Drama,    Thriller,    Disaster,    Action,    Adventure
Rating56% 2.808312.808312.808312.808312.80831

Skyjacked is a 1972 disaster film, directed by John Guillermin. The film stars Charlton Heston, James Brolin, and Yvette Mimieux, along with an ensemble cast primarily playing the roles of passengers and crew aboard an airliner. Skyjacked is based on the David Harper novel, Hijacked.

This was the last of actress Jeanne Crain's 64 films. It was the film debut for several actors and actresses, including Susan Dey, who at the time was known for her work in The Partridge Family television series (later L.A. Law), along with Roosevelt "Rosey" Grier, a former NFL defensive tackle.

Skyjacked was an example of the so-called Hollywood disaster film. It explores the personal dramas and interactions that develop among the story's characters during a crisis that is endangering all of their lives.

Synopsis

During a routine flight to Minneapolis, a passenger (Susan Dey) aboard Global Airways Flight 502, a Boeing 707, discovers a bomb threat written on the mirror of one of the first-class bathrooms. A second threat is soon found left on a napkin in a galley. Captain Hank O'Hara (Charlton Heston) takes the cryptic threats seriously and follows the instructions -- "Bomb on plane divert to Anchorage Alaska. No Joke, No Tricks. Death"—by changing course for Alaska. To avoid an explosive decompression if a bomb goes off, he flies at lower altitude, increasing fuel consumption.

Actors

Charlton Heston

(Capt. Henry 'Hank' O'Hara)
Yvette Mimieux

(Angela Thacher)
James Brolin

(Jerome K. Weber)
Claude Akins

(Sgt. Ben Puzo)
Jeanne Crain

(Mrs. Clara Shaw)
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