Executive Decision


2h 15m 1996

Brief Synopsis

Terrorists hijack a 747 carrying 400 passengers, and everyone involved mistakenly thinks the passengers are going to be bartered for the terrorist group's imprisoned leader. However, an American intelligence analyst and expert in terrorism believes that their plan is to launch a nerve gas attack on Washington DC. The President's Crisis Management Team must then choose between ignoring the agent's nerve gas theory and allowing the plane clearance to land in the Capitol, or destroying the plane and sacrificing its 400 passengers. A Special Forces leader, however, has a different solution--to secretly board the 747 using an experimental aircraft.

Film Details

Also Known As
Beslut utan återvändo, Critical Decision, Ultime décision
MPAA Rating
Genre
Drama
Action
Adventure
Thriller
Release Date
1996
Distribution Company
Warner Bros. Pictures International (WBI)
Location
Puerto Rico; Los Angeles, California, USA

Technical Specs

Duration
2h 15m

Synopsis

Terrorists hijack a 747 carrying 400 passengers, and everyone involved mistakingly thinks the passengers are going to be bartered for the terrorist group's imprisoned leader. However, an American intelligence analyst and expert in terrorism believes that their plan is to launch a nerve gas attack on Washington DC. The President's Crisis Management Team must then choose between ignoring the agent's nerve gas theory and allowing the plane clearance to land in the Capitol, or destroying the plane and sacrificing its 400 passengers. A Special Forces leader, however, has a different solution--to secretly board the 747 using an experimental aircraft.

Crew

Fighter Squadron 101

Special Thanks To

Fighter Squadron 41

Special Thanks To

Fighter Squadron 84

Special Thanks To

Mimi Abers

Other

Joseph Neeko Abriol

Hair Stylist

Art Adams

Camera Operator

Daril Alder

Other

Dick Alexander

Rerecording

Annette Andreozzi

Costumes

Pete Antico

Stunts

Audrey Anzures

Hair Stylist

Larry Aube

Key Grip

Maryellen Aviano-roberts

Production Associate

Maryellen Aviano-roberts

Stunts

Sayed Badreya

Technical Advisor

Stuart Baird

Editor

Keith Banks

Assistant Camera Operator

David E Baron

Assistant Camera Operator

Stuart Barter

Location Manager

Bobby Bass

Stunts

Donna Battersby

Hair Stylist

Suzanne Beasley

Assistant

Bobby Bell

Assistant Editor

Chuck Bemis

Assistant Camera Operator

Antonio Betancourt

Sound Mixer

Chino Binamo

Stunts

Kathryn Blondell

Hair Stylist

Brad Blondheim

Assistant

Paul Borne

Stunts

Debbi Bossi

Post-Production Supervisor

Bruce Botnick

Music

Mark D Boyle

Assistant Camera Operator

Derek G Brechin

Editor

Michael W Brennan

Dolly Grip

Ron Brown

Transportation Captain

Joe Bucaro

Stunts

Don Burgess

Photography

Scott Burrow

Foley Editor

Mary Burton

Makeup Artist

Michael B Butler

Costumes

Jeanne Byrd

Script Supervisor

David E Campbell

Rerecording

Patrick Capone

Camera Operator

Michael Caracciolo

Assistant Camera Operator

William Carruth

Adr Editor

John Casino

Stunts

John Cazin

Special Effects

Christopher Cenatiempo

Stunts

John Cenatiempo

Stunts

Rick Chavez

Assistant Property Master

Dan Cloyd

Advisor

David B Cohn

Sound Editor

John T Connor

Assistant Camera Operator

Michael Coo

Key Grip

Virginia Cook-mcgowan

Sound Editor

Jennifer Corey

Other

Glenn Richard Cote

Assistant

Alexander Courage

Original Music

Ivan A Craig

Camera Operator

William M Cruse

Art Director

Samuel C Crutcher

Sound Editor

Kerrie Cullen

Stunts

Max Daniels

Stunts

Vern Dautenhan

Transportation Captain

Thomas A Davila

Production Accountant

Victoria Dekay

Costumes

Barry Delaney

Costume Supervisor

Albert Delgado

Special Effects Foreman

Mark S Derosa

Assistant

Kim Derry

Special Effects

Greg Dillon

Sound Editor

Tom Doherty

Key Grip

Peter Donen

Visual Effects Supervisor

Bruce Donnellan

Special Effects

Eddy Donno

Stunts

Miller Drake

Editor

Craig Dunn

Stunts

Paddy Eason

Other

Kiante Elam

Stunts

Ousaun Elam

Stunts

Steven Eliopoulos

Assistant Camera Operator

Kevin Elridge

Pilot

Kenny Endoso

Stunts

Tony Epper

Stunts

Andy Evans

Special Effects

Peter Farber

Assistant Camera Operator

Jon Baronn Farmer

Photography

John Paul Fasal

Audio

Michael Fauntleroy

Assistant Camera Operator

Liz Lang Fedrick

Casting Associate

Karyn Fields

Coproducer

William E Fitch

Best Boy

Jim Flynn

Effects Assistant

Ian Fox

Camera Operator

Spencer Franklin

Associate Producer

Les Fresholtz

Rerecording

Louise Frogley

Costume Designer

Alex Funke

Dp/Cinematographer

Alex Funke

Director Of Photography

Gil Gagnon

Production Manager

Sara Gardiner Gail

Other

Mitzi Gallagher

Production

Joe Gareri

Executive Producer

Tony Gaudioz

Camera Operator

Christopher George

Assistant Camera Operator

Scottie Gissel

Dga Trainee

Nancy Goeppinger

Stunts

Jerry Goldsmith

Music

Henry Gonzales

Visual Effects

Eric Gotthelf

Foley Mixer

Michael Green

Assistant Camera Operator

Neil Greenberg

Assistant Editor

Romaine Greene

Hair Stylist

Rhonda Gunner

Graphics

Randy Gunter

Assistant Property Master

Paul John Haggar

Assistant Editor

Darrell Hall

Music Editor

Kenneth Hall

Music Editor

David Hardberger

Motion Control

Jerelyn J Harding

Adr Editor

John Hardy

Pilot

Tom Harper

Stunts

Grover Helsley

Rerecording

Gregory D Hemstreet

Assistant Production Accountant

Robert G Henderson

Sound Editor

Mo Henry

Negative Cutting

Fabrice Henssens

Assistant

John Hinkle

Other

Christer Hokanson

Editor

Doug Holgate

Assistant Camera Operator

Frank Holgate

Dp/Cinematographer

Frank Holgate

Director Of Photography

Richard Hollander

Graphics

Billy Hank Hooker

Stunts

Buddy Joe Hooker

Stunts

Denise Horta

Adr Editor

David L Horton

Foley Editor

David M Horton

Supervising Sound Editor

Oliver Hudson

Assistant

Kent Hughes

Other

Melanie Hughes-weaver

Makeup Artist

Victor Ivanov

Stunts

Scott Janush

Assistant Editor

Jennifer Jew

Effects Assistant

Adam Johnson

Sound Editor

Amanda Mackey Johnson

Casting

Jack Johnson

Visual Effects

William C Jones

Advisor

Robert Kaiser

Color Timer

Scott Kaye

Camera Operator

Clark King

Sound Mixer

Robert E King

Other

William R King

Boom Operator

Henry Kingi

Stunts

Henry M. Kingi Jr.

Stunts

Michael Klimchak

Assistant Camera Operator

Craig Kohtala

Best Boy

Leslie J Kovacs

Lighting Technician

Brad Kuehn

Digital Effects Supervisor

Zoraida Sanjurjo L=pez

Casting

Sam Lafata

Special Effects

John Lafauce

Visual Effects

Ernest H Lauterio

Assistant Property Master

Will Leong

Stunts

Dennis Liddiard

Makeup

Danny Lopez

Stunts

Chris Loudon

Effects Assistant

Greg Lundsgaard

Camera Operator

Greg Lundsgaard

Steadicam Operator

Lea Ann Lynch

Assistant Location Manager

Annie Mahlik

Effects Assistant

William L Manger

Sound Editor

Dean G Manly

Assistant Sound Editor

David Clarence Mann

Assistant Editor

Marvin March

Set Decorator

Amy Marks

Assistant

Terence Marsh

Production Designer

Spencer Martin

Associate Producer

Michael Martinez

Assistant Camera Operator

Courtenay Marvin

Adr Editor

Frank Masi

Photography

Thomas D Mccollum

Advisor

Grant Mccune

Special Effects Supervisor

Dentis Mcdaniel

Pilot

John Mcgowan

Assistant Camera Operator

Michael P. Mcgowan

Camera Operator

Kerry Lyn Mckissick

Script Supervisor

Cole Mclarty

Stunts

Gary Mclarty

Stunts

Gregory L Mcmurry

Graphics

Benny Mcnulty

Lighting

John C. Meier

Stunts

Bill Meshover

Assistant Editor

Jennifer Meyer

Assistant

Dennis Michelson

Production

Larissa Michieli

Stunts

Sacha Milito

Artistic Advisor

Sebastian Milito

Construction Coordinator

Derrick Mitchell

Editor

Paul Moen

Unit Production Manager

Film Details

Also Known As
Beslut utan återvändo, Critical Decision, Ultime décision
MPAA Rating
Genre
Drama
Action
Adventure
Thriller
Release Date
1996
Distribution Company
Warner Bros. Pictures International (WBI)
Location
Puerto Rico; Los Angeles, California, USA

Technical Specs

Duration
2h 15m

Articles

Eugene Roche (1928-2004)


Eugene Roche, the marvelous character actor who had a knack for shining in offbeat roles, such as Edgar Derby, ill-fated prisoner of war in Slaughterhouse Five (1972), and the murderous archbishop in Foul Play (1978), died in Encino, California of a heart attack on July 28. He was 75.

Born on September 22, 1928, in Boston, Massachusettes, Roche began his career when he was still in High School, doing voice characterization on radio in his native Boston. After he graduated, he served in the Army, then studied drama on the G.I. bill at Emerson College. Concentrating on acting, he found much stage work in San Francisco in the early `50s, then headed for New York in the early `60s and began appearing on televison (Naked City, Route 66) and on Broadway. 

It wasn't until he was in his forties did Roche began to get really good parts. His open, friendly face and stocky build made him the ideal choice to play the likable POW, Edgar Derby in Kurt Vonnegut's Slaughterhouse Five. His role as Edgar who saves an intact porcelain figurine from the ruins of Dresden only to be executed by his German captors for looting, may have been brief, but it was instantly memorable. Fine roles continued to come his way in films throughout the decade, the highlights included: They Might Be Giants (1971), Mr. Ricco (1975), The Late Show (1977), Corvette Summer (a deft comic performance as a high school auto shop teacher who is secretly running a car theft ring), and Foul Play (both 1978).

Yet, it would be on television where Roche would find lasting success. He became a household face when, as Squeaky Clean, he became the spokesman for Ajax household cleaner. Then he struck gold in sitcoms: Archie Bunker's practical joking nemesis, Pinky Peterson on All in the Family (1976-78), the madly romantic attorney, Ronald Mallu on Soap (1978-81), and the lovable landlord Bill Parker on Webster (1984-86).

Roche is survived by his wife, Anntoni; his brother, John; his sister, Clara Hewes; nine children, one of which, a son Eamonn, is a successful working actor; and nine grandchildren.

by Michael T. Toole
Eugene Roche (1928-2004)

Eugene Roche (1928-2004)

Eugene Roche, the marvelous character actor who had a knack for shining in offbeat roles, such as Edgar Derby, ill-fated prisoner of war in Slaughterhouse Five (1972), and the murderous archbishop in Foul Play (1978), died in Encino, California of a heart attack on July 28. He was 75. Born on September 22, 1928, in Boston, Massachusettes, Roche began his career when he was still in High School, doing voice characterization on radio in his native Boston. After he graduated, he served in the Army, then studied drama on the G.I. bill at Emerson College. Concentrating on acting, he found much stage work in San Francisco in the early `50s, then headed for New York in the early `60s and began appearing on televison (Naked City, Route 66) and on Broadway.  It wasn't until he was in his forties did Roche began to get really good parts. His open, friendly face and stocky build made him the ideal choice to play the likable POW, Edgar Derby in Kurt Vonnegut's Slaughterhouse Five. His role as Edgar who saves an intact porcelain figurine from the ruins of Dresden only to be executed by his German captors for looting, may have been brief, but it was instantly memorable. Fine roles continued to come his way in films throughout the decade, the highlights included: They Might Be Giants (1971), Mr. Ricco (1975), The Late Show (1977), Corvette Summer (a deft comic performance as a high school auto shop teacher who is secretly running a car theft ring), and Foul Play (both 1978). Yet, it would be on television where Roche would find lasting success. He became a household face when, as Squeaky Clean, he became the spokesman for Ajax household cleaner. Then he struck gold in sitcoms: Archie Bunker's practical joking nemesis, Pinky Peterson on All in the Family (1976-78), the madly romantic attorney, Ronald Mallu on Soap (1978-81), and the lovable landlord Bill Parker on Webster (1984-86). Roche is survived by his wife, Anntoni; his brother, John; his sister, Clara Hewes; nine children, one of which, a son Eamonn, is a successful working actor; and nine grandchildren. by Michael T. Toole

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Miscellaneous Notes

Released in United States Spring March 15, 1996

Released in United States on Video August 6, 1996

Kurt Russell reportedly received $7 million for this film.

Halle Berry reportedly received $1 million for this film.

Feature directorial debut for editor and second-unit director Stuart Baird.

Kurt Russell reportedly received $7 million for this film.

Halle Berry reportedly received $1 million for this film.

Began shooting June 19, 1995.

Completed shooting October 17, 1995.

Released in United States Spring March 15, 1996

Released in United States on Video August 6, 1996