Skyjacked (Movie review)

It begins with a bomb threat on the lavatory’s mirror. It ends on a Soviet airfield. In between: action, romance and tension, in this movie that breathes the 1970s.

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Passengers boarding Global Airways Flight 502
Passengers boarding Global Airways Flight 502

It’s a scenario that’s played out countless times before: a madman hijacks an airliner and threatens the crew and passengers with a bomb if his demands are not met. Skyjacked, released in 1972, takes this idea and runs with it by placing an all-star cast at the mercy of a crazed Vietnam veteran who has a bone to pick with the U.S. Army. The result is an entertaining and technically competent film that, despite some shortcomings I’ll discuss later, is sure to please genre fans. As our story opens… Continue reading “Skyjacked (Movie review)”