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Skyjacked (1972)

Mon Aug 15, 2011 2:40 pm

If you haven't seen it, the film "Skyjacked" (1972) starring James Brolin, Yvette Mimieux and Charlton Heston offers some of the best air-to-air photography of a 707. Simply spectacular. It was a "World Airways" 707 that was leased for the film.
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RE: Skyjacked (1972)

Mon Aug 15, 2011 3:09 pm

I love that movie,only thing is,It's on VHS,no more VCR for me,though.
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RE: Skyjacked (1972)

Mon Aug 15, 2011 3:16 pm

Quoting United_fan (Reply 1):
I love that movie,only thing is,It's on VHS,no more VCR for me,though.

I believe Netflix may have it.  
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RE: Skyjacked (1972)

Mon Aug 15, 2011 4:09 pm

Quoting United_fan (Reply 1):
I love that movie,only thing is,It's on VHS,no more VCR for me,though.

I watched it on "Video on Demand" through Comcast, my cable carrier.
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RE: Skyjacked (1972)

Mon Aug 15, 2011 4:24 pm

I have the VHS and DVD. It is a "good" movie but certainly not great.

While the air-to-air shots are very good, the editing blows, Some examples of the poor editing were the approach footage to ANC and the sequence when the flight enters Soviet airspace, For what ever reason the editors could not decide as to whether have the gear down or up, so they opted for both. One scene the gear is up the next down and back again.

I love the use of F-100s for MiG 21s. Oh well it was the early 70s, I suppose getting a hold of 4 of the Soviet Union's
front line interceptor might have been a tad difficult.

Frankly, I could have done without the campy flashbacks.

Best line in the movie....... F/O to Yevette Mimeux "Don't worry, it's just a bomb".

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RE: Skyjacked (1972)

Mon Aug 15, 2011 4:37 pm

Quoting United_fan (Reply 1):
It's on VHS

I just check Amazon.com and they have it on DVD FYI
 
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RE: Skyjacked (1972)

Mon Aug 15, 2011 5:33 pm

Quoting KarlB737 (Reply 5):
Quoting United_fan (Reply 1):
It's on VHS

I just check Amazon.com and they have it on DVD FYI

Thanks,I'll check it out. I enjoyed the pipe smoking in the cockpit by Mr Heston.
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RE: Skyjacked (1972)

Mon Aug 15, 2011 5:40 pm

Oh, how things have changed!
Not only did Heston smoke, but the pregnant lady, (played by Mariette Hartley) ordered alcohol! (a bloody mary)!!
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RE: Skyjacked (1972)

Mon Aug 15, 2011 6:23 pm

My son and I just watched this on Netflix a few days ago! The plot is a little thin, but the aerial photography is spectacular, far better than the more famous Airport.

I think the psycho in the movie, James Brolin, is actually the husband of Barbra Streisand!
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RE: Skyjacked (1972)

Mon Aug 15, 2011 7:19 pm

Quoting daviation (Reply 8):
I think the psycho in the movie, James Brolin, is actually the husband of Barbra Streisand!

You would have to be a psycho to be married to her.
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RE: Skyjacked (1972)

Tue Aug 16, 2011 4:57 am

I recall a character, as she deplanes (a Stewardess) saying to the hijacker, "Screw Yew!"
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RE: Skyjacked (1972)

Tue Aug 16, 2011 4:20 pm

Quoting SCCutler (Reply 10):
I recall a character, as she deplanes (a Stewardess) saying to the hijacker, "Screw Yew!"

Yeah, that was Leslie Uggams.
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RE: Skyjacked (1972)

Mon Aug 22, 2011 8:55 pm

Quoting tymnbalewne (Thread starter):
If you haven't seen it, the film "Skyjacked" (1972) starring James Brolin, Yvette Mimieux and Charlton Heston offers some of the best air-to-air photography of a 707. Simply spectacular. It was a "World Airways" 707 that was leased for the film.

I believe Charlton Heston was the star and James Brolin was the co star. I seen this movie a few times, and if you are a big 707 fan, this is the movie you want to see. It even got better 707 coverage than the orginal Airport.
 
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RE: Skyjacked (1972)

Fri Aug 26, 2011 8:21 am

I remember having seen this movie a couple of times when I was a wee kid. I don' t honestly remember much of it except for its frequent "flashback"- scenes and a lot of great aerial shots all done "in real". Great memories indeed. I was still hesitating between the the plane being a 707 or a DC-8. (it's THAT long ago  
Quoting KarlB737 (Reply 5):
I just check Amazon.com and they have it on DVD FYI

Thank you for the informations, I'll check it out
 
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RE: Skyjacked (1972)

Fri Aug 26, 2011 9:49 am

I just watched this the other night, though I've owned it for several years. Lots of square jaws, Charlton Heston taking no bullshit, terrible dialogue, ill-executed plot twists, overt misogyny, etc. And yes, the aerial photography IS spectacular, even if most of the shots of the 707 at "cruise" clearly show an aircraft at something like 10,000 feet with the flaps extended. 

If you're into cheesy '70s action flicks and planes (which I am), it's a must-see. Otherwise, pass.
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