History Film / ExecutiveDecision

3rd May '16 9:34:48 AM marcoasalazarm
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* ClosestThingWeveGot: Because Chappy spends most of the mission passed out (and when he's not, he's also tied down because of a spinal injury), Cahill (an engineer) has to do all the hands-on work at dismantling the bomb.

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* ClosestThingWeveGot: ClosestThingWeGot: Because Chappy spends most of the mission passed out (and when he's not, he's also tied down because of a spinal injury), Cahill (an engineer) has to do all the hands-on work at dismantling the bomb.
3rd May '16 9:34:18 AM marcoasalazarm
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* ClosestThingWeveGot: Because Chappy spends most of the mission passed out (and when he's not, he's also tied down because of a spinal injury), Cahill (an engineer) has to do all the hands-on work at dismantling the bomb.
21st Apr '16 12:46:24 PM StClair
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* {{Retirony}}: The flight attendant gushing about her recent wedding is the first to die when the hijackers take over the plane.

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* {{Retirony}}: The flight attendant gushing about her recent wedding is [[spoiler:is the first to die when the hijackers take over the plane.plane]].
6th Sep '15 12:51:11 PM Bissek
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* RedHerring: There is a terrorist sleeper agent hiding among the passengers with a remote detonator to the bomb. The team thinks that one passenger who is acting suspiciously is said sleeper, but it turns out that he's actually a diamond smuggler.
2nd Aug '15 12:20:21 PM MisterDT
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* CoversAlwaysLie / NeverTrustATrailer: [[spoiler:Although killed off quicky, Seagel's character was heavily featured in the film's marketing, as he was the most bankable star.]]

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* CoversAlwaysLie / NeverTrustATrailer: [[spoiler:Although killed off quicky, Seagel's Seagal's character was heavily featured in the film's marketing, as he was the most bankable star.]]
26th May '15 1:48:40 PM Bootlebat
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* HandycappedBadass: Cappy [[spoiler: after his neck injury]]

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* HandycappedBadass: HandicappedBadass: Cappy [[spoiler: after his neck injury]]
26th May '15 1:48:07 PM Bootlebat
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* HandycappedBadass: Cappy [[spoiler: after his neck injury]]
24th Feb '15 3:38:39 PM Aprilla
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* TookALevelInBadass: Over the course of the movie, Grant goes from a nerdy (but still kinda suave) nobody to almost fearlessly taking on the terrorists with the [=SEALs=] as if he was one of them; this was best shown when he fought [[spoiler: the sleeper]].

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* TookALevelInBadass: Over the course of the movie, Grant goes from a nerdy (but still kinda suave) nobody to almost fearlessly taking on the terrorists with the [=SEALs=] Army Special Forces as if he was one of them; this was best shown when he fought [[spoiler: the sleeper]].
13th Nov '14 1:57:20 PM firejewel
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* SacrificialLamb: [[spoiler:Col. Travis, played by Steven Seagal.]]

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* SacrificialLamb: SacrificialLion: [[spoiler:Col. Travis, played by Steven Seagal.]]
28th Jul '14 6:07:36 PM AFP
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* ButIReadABookAboutIt: Grant has had some (incomplete) pilot training in single-engine planes, and uses a manual kept in the cockpit to find the instructions on landing procedures when he [[FallingIntoTheCockpit has to land the plane]]. Such manuals are TruthInTelevision due to modern aircraft being rather complex to maintain and operate.



* CrashCourseLanding: Except the heroes are attempting to use the flight manual rather than having someone talk them in over the radio.

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* CrashCourseLanding: Except the heroes are attempting to use the flight manual rather than having someone talk them in over the radio. It helps that Grant was training to be a private pilot: He knows how to fly and land a plane, he's just never had to try with one as big or fast as this one.
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