Presented by James M. Tate / 2/04/2013 / 2 Comments / action , charlton heston , disaster , james brolin , john guillermin , seventies , suspense , yvette mimieux
CHARLTON HESTON GETS SKYJACKED
|year: 1972 rating: ***|
This 1970’s flick directed by John Guillermin starring Charlton Heston as a pilot of a skyjacked airliner, does the exact opposite. The passengers on board – including Rosie Grier as a cello player, Susan Dey as a hippie girl, Nicholas Hammond as a senator’s son, and Yvette Mimieux as the stewardess who’d once been linked with Heston and now dates co-pilot Mike Henry – aren’t very interesting. Except James Brolin as a high-strung Vietnam vet who needs a few drinks too many.
Not bad for a melodrama, SKYJACKED is Heston’s ride as he plays the cool hero with ease. But as thrillers go it could have been much more intense. And anyone familiar with the TV show LOST – the final moments of this film mirrors the final moments of that show.
|SKYJACKED starring Charlton Heston and an all-star cast, somewhat...|