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* CurbStompBattle: [=McCoy=]'s [[NoHoldsBarredBeatdown final fight with Rafai]] is ''completely'' one-sided.

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* RatedMForManly: The theme music alone and the fact that it stars Chuck Norris is what sells it.


''The Delta Force'' is an action film produced by Creator/TheCannonGroup in 1986.

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''The Delta Force'' is an action film produced by Creator/TheCannonGroup in 1986.
1986 and directed by Menahem Golan.

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* SoundtrackDissonance: The return of the hostages in Israel, where they receive a heroes' welcome from their families, who seem utterly oblivious to the Delta Force operators who ferry Pete's body, their sole fatality in the operation aboard the plane back home.


* ThemeMusicPowerUp: Count on Creator/AlanSilvestri's theme music to appear whenever the Delta Force are on screen.

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* ThemeMusicPowerUp: Count on Creator/AlanSilvestri's Music/AlanSilvestri's theme music to appear whenever the Delta Force are on screen.


* BerserkButton: To the terrorists, Jewish people. TheDragon in particular loses his shit when he learns there are Jew folks in the plane.

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* BerserkButton: To the terrorists, Jewish people. TheDragon in particular loses his shit when he learns there are Jew folks in the plane. They don't like Christians, either--which becomes pretty tragic when the Delta Force's contact within Beirut, a Mossad deep-cover agent posing as a priest, gets exposed because his church was searched by the terrorists while he was communicating with his superiors (and thus was caught) for no good reason other than the terrorists' leader getting paranoid about having a Christian so close to his base.

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* JackBauerInterrogationTechnique: Pete uses it on a terrorist commander to find out where they took some of the hostages. It was apparently effective.


* PregnantHostage: An Arab hijacker who swears the Germans didn't kill enough Jews in World War II, pummels a sailor nearly to death with a chair's armrest, and flies off the handle when he sees an abandoned ring with Hebrew script on it, [[EvenEvilHasStandards yet orders some hostages to vacate their seats so a pregnant hostage can recline]]. He even has the other hostages give up their pillows for her.

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* PregnantHostage: An Arab hijacker who swears the Germans didn't kill enough Jews in World War II, pummels a sailor nearly to death with a chair's armrest, swears that he (or one of his allies) will drive a truck full of explosives straight to the White House one day, and flies off the handle when he sees an abandoned ring with Hebrew script on it, [[EvenEvilHasStandards yet orders some hostages to vacate their seats so a pregnant hostage can recline]]. He even has the other hostages give up their pillows for her.

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* BlandNameProduct: The flight whose hijacking inspired the movie was [=TWA=] Flight 847, the movie's version is ''[=ATW=]'' (for '''A'''merican '''T'''ravel'''w'''ays) Flight 282.

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* BerserkButton: To the terrorists, Jewish people. TheDragon in particular loses his shit when he learns there are Jew folks in the plane.

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* StuffBlowingUp: Creator/ChuckNorris rides a bike with mounted rocket and grenade launchers in this film... 'Nuff said.

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* BittersweetEnding: The movie ends in an Israeli airport, with the hostages celebrating their liberation with their families while the Delta Force solemnly carry [[spoiler:Pete's]] body (their only casualty) to the transport plane back home.


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%%* LoadsAndLoadsOfCharacters* LoadsAndLoadsOfCharacters: Between the (named) terrorists, the hostages, and the titular Delta Force, there are quite a few characters in the movie.


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* StormingTheCastle: The Delta Force assault the school the terrorists are using to keep the hostages, freeing them. Shortly after, the terrorists attempt to retake it... [[AttackAttackRetreatRetreat less successfully]].


* ColonelBadass: Colonel Nicholas Alexander, the man who gives Major Scott [=McCoy=] his orders.



* ColonelBadass: Colonel Nicholas Alexander, the man who gives Major Scott [=McCoy=] his orders.


* VeryLooselyBasedOnATrueStory: See "RippedFromTheHeadlines" above. Some scenes (like the terrorists asking a stewardess to check the passengers' passports to see which ones were Jewish) actually happened on the RealLife event. What is pure fiction is the titular Delta Force charging in to kick ass and take names (the hostages were eventually released, after a great many days).

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* VeryLooselyBasedOnATrueStory: See "RippedFromTheHeadlines" above. [[http://www.cracked.com/article_20627_6-movies-you-wont-believe-are-based-insane-true-stories.html Some scenes (like the terrorists asking a stewardess to check the passengers' passports to see which ones were Jewish) actually happened happened]] on the RealLife event. What is pure fiction is the titular Delta Force charging in to kick ass and take names (the hostages were eventually released, after a great many days).

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