DIRECTOR: STUART BAIRD
CAST: KURT RUSSELL, STEVEN SEAGAL, HALLE BERRY, JOHN LEGUIZAMO, OLIVER PLATT, JOE MORTON, DAVID SUCHET, B.D. WONG
After terrorists hijack a commercial airliner as part of a lunatic plan to douse the entire eastern seaboard of the United States in toxic gas, a small American strike force is smuggled aboard via an experimental stealth craft to save the day. Crack commando Steven Seagal is meant to lead the charge, but in a split second Russell’s intelligence expert is left as the nation’s last line of defense, making do with the assistance of stewardess Halle Berry. (And yes, that’s the former Mrs. Trump, Marla Maples, in a supporting role.) Full of whiplash reverses, it’s a crackerjack action-thriller pitting brains against brawn, with bespectacled Russell playing against he-man type as the brainiac who’s called on to save the day.