Monday, 19 February 2007

Executive Decision

After all those intelligent conversations over the weekend, it was time to see an action movie for which the brain could be switched off: Executive Decision, a 1996 Stuart Baird production.

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.

An entertaining movie starring Halle Berry and Kurt Russell. Interesting to see that already in 1996 the movie industry had some vision of a 9/11 - like event. And also very typical that our team of all American heroes includes a black guy, a black girl, a Latino and an Asian-American. All united to fight the bad Arab terrorists.

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