History Film / ExecutiveDecision

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.
12th Apr '17 11:12:11 AM Dragon101
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* AdvertisedExtra: Travis. {{Downplayed}} since he lasts until around the halfway mark, but he is billed as the {{Deuteragonist}} when he really isn't.

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* AdvertisedExtra: Travis. {{Downplayed}} since he lasts until around is fairly prominent in the halfway mark, first half of the movie, but he is billed as the {{Deuteragonist}} when he really isn't.
12th Apr '17 11:09:32 AM Dragon101
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* AdvertisedExtra: Travis.

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* AdvertisedExtra: Travis. {{Downplayed}} since he lasts until around the halfway mark, but he is billed as the {{Deuteragonist}} when he really isn't.
20th Mar '17 10:36:55 PM DrOO7
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* {{Retirony}}: The flight attendant gushing about her recent wedding [[spoiler:is the first to die when the hijackers take over the plane]].


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* TooHappyToLive: The flight attendant gushing about her recent wedding [[spoiler:is the first to die when the hijackers take over the plane]].
21st Jan '17 6:09:50 PM bwburke94
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* HeyItsThatGuy: [[Film/{{Stargate}} Jack O'Neil]] is on another special ops mission, [[Film/UnderSiege Casey Ryback]] dies, leaving [[Film/SuperMarioBrothers Luigi]] in command, [[Series/LawAndOrderSVU Dr. Huang]] is this team's CombatMedic, and they are trying to rescue a plane from Series/{{Poirot}}, which has [[Film/XMen Storm]] on it.
21st Jan '17 5:20:33 AM manofwarb
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* HeyItsThatGuy: [[Film/{{Stargate}} Jack O'Neil]] is on another special ops mission, [[Film/UnderSeige Casey Ryback]] dies, [[Series/LawAndOrderSVU Dr. Huang]] is this team's CombatMedic, and they are trying to rescue a plane from Series/{{Poirot}}, which has [[Film/XMen Storm]] on it.

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* HeyItsThatGuy: [[Film/{{Stargate}} Jack O'Neil]] is on another special ops mission, [[Film/UnderSeige [[Film/UnderSiege Casey Ryback]] dies, leaving [[Film/SuperMarioBrothers Luigi]] in command, [[Series/LawAndOrderSVU Dr. Huang]] is this team's CombatMedic, and they are trying to rescue a plane from Series/{{Poirot}}, which has [[Film/XMen Storm]] on it.
21st Jan '17 5:14:45 AM manofwarb
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* HeyItsThatGuy: [[Film/{{Stargate}} Jack O'Neil]] is on another special ops mission, [[Film/UnderSeige Casey Ryback]] dies, [[Series/LawAndOrderSVU Dr. Huang]] is this team's CombatMedic, and they are trying to rescue a plane from Series/{{Poirot}}, which has [[Film/XMen Storm]] on it.
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