Starring Kurt Russell, Halle Berry, John Leguizamo and Steven Seagal, this action film has terrorists hijacking a Boeing 747 with a bomb on board. Lt. Col. Austin Travis (Steven Seagal) and a team of U.S. Army Special Forces race to defuse it and retake control.
The demand is for the exchange of the hostages for the release of terrorist El Sayed Jaffa, who had been recently captured and taken into U.S. custody.
It is discovered that the terrorists are really planning an attack on Washington, D.C., with the bomb releasing nerve gas on detonation.
A plan is devised to place a small team of U.S. Army Special Forces into the plane mid-flight, using an experimental military plane to overpower the terrorists.