The hijackers had systematically and regularly beaten all the military passengers, but during this stop they selected diver, , beat him, shot him in the right temple, and dumped his body out of the plane onto the ramp and shot him again, seeking permission from other Shia Muslims operating the control tower to obtain more fuel. Passengers with Jewish-sounding names were moved apart from the others. Also known as Le détournement du vol 847 French , 847 — Flug des Schreckens German. It did have a true to life hero, or heroine, in the true story of a young woman who risked her life. Zimmerman: Thank you very much for your input.
The writing carefully and sensibly sticks to Derickson's perspective. The one with the sweater and slightly long hair, Saiid, is concerned about a third one Emile Beaucard not being there. Derickson herself acted as a consultant for the film. I actually related and cared for their survival. It ceremoniously operated the airline's final revenue flight of their Boeing 727 fleet. It took all of Uli's skills as a negotiator as well as her unbelievably courage to keep all of the passengers and crew, with the exception of Robert Stethen, to get out of this hell, that turned out to be Flight 847, alive. Produced by Columbia Pictures Television.
Her name is actually a diminutive for Ulrike, unless she meant not to reveal her true identity. This is presumably done because of the complexity of the dialog, to avoid having to subtitle them, even though it is unrealistic that a character would learn English so quickly! Get this movie when you can! For rest of the episodes, we provide direct link to original creator website. Give all the film crew and cast a towel, facing East, towards Backpool, or anywhere, just to hide their heads in shame. Only realistic detail is the in flight entertainment nothing. Uli Derickson herself was a consultant. Pan Macmillan — via Google Books. We must, I repeat, we must land at Beirut.
The Flight will make you cry, will make you laugh, will keep you restless, but will definitely not leave you indifferent. There has been speculation that his parole was granted as part of a covert prisoner swap, in exchange for the release of. This action again had Uli risking her life knowing full well the fate that would be in store for them at the hands of the vindictive and hateful Arab hijackers; Who's country Lebanon was bombed invaded and occupied by Israeli Army three years ago. Uli will do most of the translating: no talking, either on the radio or among themselves, or we will blow up the plane. Nothing on a plane equates to the passenger situation, even in the mid eighties. The hijackers waste no time at all in brutalizing the passengers and crew and almost creating a panic. In the movie, only 9 are seen escaping down the evacuation slide.
This is certainly one of Wagner's best roles; she is affecting, again without being overly glamorized. Her efforts are shown to save the lives of all but one hostage, , whose body was thrown on the tarmac in Beirut. Lindsey was great in this film from a magazine article i read shortly after the film was released miss Wagner was subject to everything Mrs derickson was subjected to on that awful day so go on girl keep up the good work Uli, if you have have some medication left over, I would like some. Captain Testrake wanted to set up an instrument first — presumably the transponder, to the international frequency indicating a hijack: 7500. The two hijackers demand that some 700 suspected Arab terrorists held in Israeli jails be released or else they'll bring the plane, and it's 152 passengers and crew, down in the Mediterranean Sea by detonating a bunch of hand grenades that they have on them. Over the next several weeks, Israel released over 700 Shia prisoners, while maintaining that the prisoners' release was not related to the hijacking.
However, the alert viewer will notice the following goofs: Capt. That in itself would have brought the passenger plane down without the use of explosives if it wasn't for the chief flight attendant on the plane Uli Derickson, Lindsey Wagner. I give this movie 9 out of 10. Bush to be placed on the newly formed list. Which to a shocked and surprised Uli, who was already married with a young son, would have been as bad, or even worse, then having her go down in flames together with Flight 847 in the middle of the Mediterranean.
By Monday afternoon, June 17, the 40 remaining hostages had been taken from the plane and held hostage throughout Beirut by the Hezbollah. The hostages then boarded a U. The scene was interrupted by one of the French-speaking Hezbollah guards left by the hijackers to hold the crew after most passengers and the cabin crew had been released in Algiers, and the remaining men were held in captivity elsewhere in Beirut. We are here to die. The main 'terrorist' is able to parle Englisch within a half hour of the movie, even though his chums on board have never recognised recognized? Good direction and enough suspense to see the viewer through to the end of the film.
After an uneventful flight from Cairo to Athens, a new crew boarded Flight 847. No great contribution to world cinema, but well done. The passengers are also very good and are not just there to fill seats. The passengers and crew endured a three-day intercontinental ordeal. It's there when the nightmare finally ended for Uli and the remaining 151 passengers and crew with the release of the head man of the hijack group Ali Atwa, Emile Beaucard. One was later identified as , who was later captured and sentenced to life imprisonment in Germany.
One of the few Wagner movies available to purchase in Australia most go straight to video and scored well in the tv ratings when screened here more than a decade ago. Atwa incidentally was apprehend before the hijacking ever took place by the Athens Airport security guards before he could ever get on the plane. With the suspenseful music in the background, the viewer simply deduces they must be the terrorists! Several news outlets reported the announcement by of the death of in a car bomb explosion in Syria on February 13, 2008. The aircraft was later scrapped in May of 2002. The hijackers were seeking the release of 700 Muslims from Israeli custody. Later Western analysis considered them members of the militant group, but Hezbollah rejects this conclusion. The aircraft involved in the hijacking was put back into service.