History Film / ExecutiveDecision

20th May '18 2:32:13 PM marcoasalazarm
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* ScaramangaSpecial: Hasan brings his pistol (which he uses to signal when to start the takeover) disassembled and the pieces spread through his hand luggage. He goes to one of the plane's bathrooms to assemble it.
20th May '18 2:20:32 PM Saveelich
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''Executive Decision'' is a 1996 action film, directed by Stuart Baird (his directorial debut) and starring an AllStarCast including Creator/KurtRussell, Creator/HalleBerry, David Suchet, Creator/JohnLeguizamo, and Creator/StevenSeagal.

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''Executive Decision'' is a 1996 action film, directed by Stuart Baird (his directorial debut) and starring an AllStarCast including starring Creator/KurtRussell, Creator/HalleBerry, David Suchet, Creator/JohnLeguizamo, Creator/DavidSuchet, Creator/JohnLeguizamo and Creator/StevenSeagal.
27th Feb '18 5:20:23 PM Antediluvial
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* DestroyTheEvidence: One of the flight attendants throws away the passenger manifest, which would have otherwise revealed the presence of the [[ChekhovsGunman Sky Marshal]] on the plane to the terrorists.

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* DestroyTheEvidence: One of the flight attendants throws away the passenger manifest, which would have otherwise revealed the presence of the [[ChekhovsGunman Sky Marshal]] on the plane to the terrorists. The BigBad thinks she hid it to hide the fact that a United States Senator is onboard.
7th Feb '18 8:59:22 PM marcoasalazarm
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* ChekhovsGun: The straw that Cahill has been chewing on throughout the whole movie becomes an incredibly important item in the refusal of the bomb on the final act.

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* ChekhovsGun: The straw that Cahill has been chewing on throughout the whole movie becomes an incredibly important item in the refusal defusing of the bomb on the final act.
7th Feb '18 8:58:15 PM marcoasalazarm
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* ChekhovsGun: The straw that Cahill has been chewing on throughout the whole movie becomes an incredibly important item in the refusal of the bomb on the final act.


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* DieHardOnAnX: "Die Hard" on a plane, with all of the regular twists including the hero becoming an impromptu pilot. The twist being that the protagonists have to get on the plane in mid-air and after ''that'' becomes a fubar, there's a whole lot of IndyPloy struggling, including finding a way to tell the military that they made it in so the plane won't get shot out of the sky.
7th Feb '18 5:28:46 PM TitaniumDragon
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* [[spoiler:DecoyProtagonist: Travis]].
19th Aug '17 5:38:24 AM jormis29
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** This was only in the international release. The American release had Creator/KurtRussell solely billed above the title (he had some recent hits at the time as well, such as ''Film/{{Stargate}}'' and ''UnlawfulEntry'').

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** This was only in the international release. The American release had Creator/KurtRussell solely billed above the title (he had some recent hits at the time as well, such as ''Film/{{Stargate}}'' and ''UnlawfulEntry'').''Film/UnlawfulEntry'').
21st May '17 2:03:38 PM HighCrate
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* ChekhovsGun: The straw.
* ChekhovsGunman: The Sky Marshal, who hides his badge and gun when the hijackers first make their move, being GenreSavvy enough to know how well it would work if he tried to stop them all on the spot.

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* ChekhovsGun: The straw.
* ChekhovsGunman: The Sky Marshal, who hides his badge and gun when the hijackers first make their move, being GenreSavvy enough to know knowing how well it would work if he tried to stop them all on the spot.



** The terrorists [[GenreSavvy quickly realize that the manifest is gone]], but they [[WrongGenreSavvy think that it was destroyed to cover up the fact that there was a Senator on board]].
* DieHardOnAnX: ''Die Hard'' on a plane.
* EvenEvilHasStandards / NotWhatISignedOnFor: Even though Jaffa gets released like they wanted, Hassan still wants to go on with his original plan, and when a fellow terrorist objects, Hassan kills him.

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** The terrorists [[GenreSavvy quickly realize that the manifest is gone]], but they [[WrongGenreSavvy think that it was destroyed to cover up the fact that there was a Senator on board]].
* DieHardOnAnX: ''Die Hard'' on a plane.
* EvenEvilHasStandards / NotWhatISignedOnFor:
EvenEvilHasStandards: Even though Jaffa gets released like they wanted, Hassan still wants to go on with his original plan, and when a fellow terrorist objects, Hassan kills him.
18th May '17 5:21:50 PM Nylsa
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''Executive Decision'' is a 1996 action film, directed by Stuart Baird (his directorial debut) and starring an AllStarCast including Creator/KurtRussell, Creator/HalleBerry, Creator/DavidSuchet, Creator/JohnLeguizamo, and Creator/StevenSeagal.

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''Executive Decision'' is a 1996 action film, directed by Stuart Baird (his directorial debut) and starring an AllStarCast including Creator/KurtRussell, Creator/HalleBerry, Creator/DavidSuchet, David Suchet, Creator/JohnLeguizamo, and Creator/StevenSeagal.



* ActionFilmQuietDramaScene: To the pint where the majority of the film is a very tense drama; most of the action comes from events like the hijacking, special forces boarding the plane, attempting to defuse the bomb, and [[BigBad Hasan]] threatening and shooting people, to the point where [[spoiler: the terrorists don't even know the special forces are ''on board the plane'' until the action climax.

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* ActionFilmQuietDramaScene: To the pint where the majority of the film is a very tense drama; most of the action comes from events like the hijacking, special forces boarding the plane, attempting to defuse the bomb, and [[BigBad Hasan]] threatening and shooting people, to the point where [[spoiler: the terrorists don't even know the special forces are ''on board the plane'' until the action climax.climax]].
12th Apr '17 12:35:29 PM Dragon101
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* ActionFilmQuietDramaScene: To the pint where the majority of the film is a very tense drama; most of the action comes from events like the hijacking, special forces boarding the plane, attempting to defuse the bomb, and [[BigBad Hasan]] threatening and shooting people, to the point where [[spoiler: the terrorists don't even know the special forces are ''on board the plane'' until the action climax.



* BadassBookworm: Grant.

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* BadassBookworm: Grant. Also Hasan, who reads quietly in his seat in-between overseeing a hijacking.
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