Executive Decision

Executive Decision

Stuart Baird (1996)

15 Certificate


Our Score
Producer Joel Silver is no mug at the action game, being one of the chaps behind the Lethal Weapon and Die Hard series, and, though no match for his best work, this thriller is entertaining enough. In this once far-fetched but now rather chilling action tale, David Suchet's gang of terrorists heads towards the USA in a hijacked jumbo jet with enough stolen Russian nerve gas to kill millions of Americans. Steven Seagal and the deceptively urbane Kurt Russell share top billing as part of an elite team that sets out in a stealth bomber to try to defuse the situation. It's competently done and director Stuart Baird (who is probably better known as a film editor) makes good use of the set pieces.


Terrorists armed with the world's most lethal nerve gas take over an airliner and demand a massive ransom - and only a crack team of intelligence experts can stop them before they carry out their threat to destroy Washington, DC. Action thriller, starring Kurt Russell, Steven Seagal, Halle Berry, Oliver Platt, David Suchet and John Leguizamo.

Cast & Crew

Dr David Grant Kurt Russell
Lt Col Austin Travis Steven Seagal
Jean Halle Berry
Dennis Cahill Oliver Platt
Nagi Hassan David Suchet
Capt Rat John Leguizamo
Sgt `Cappy' Matheny Joe Morton
Sgt Louie BD Wong
Director Stuart Baird
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Other Information

Language: EnglishColourTheatrical distributor: Warner BrosGuidance: Violence and swearing. Available on: video and DVD