Executive Decision


(out of 5)

is a sturdy lead in this directorial debut by film editor Stuart Baird, about a commercial jumbo jet that is taken hostage by terrorists and needs the help from the army to land safely and without anybody getting hurt. Russell, an expert on foreign terrorists, heads up the operation that also includes army commander  and  as one of his grunts.  is memorable as a sensitive flight attendant who gets a few juicy scenes of her own, and even  (Trump) has a good time playing a damsel in distress. It’s not as brain-free as it might seem, nor as terrifying as it hopes to be, but it is enjoyable and incredibly distracting for a solid couple of hours.

Warner Bros., Silver Pictures

USA, 1996

Directed by

Screenplay by ,

Cinematography by

Produced by , Jim Thomas, John Thomas

Music by

Production Design by

Costume Design by

Film Editing by Stuart Baird, , , ,

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