Executive Decision

Executive Decision (1996)

Five miles above the earth, an elite team of six men must make an air to air transfer, in order to save 400 lives on board a 747...and 40 million below.

  • Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, Thriller
  • Release Date: 1996-03-15
  • User Rating: 6.2/10 from 891 ratings
  • Runtime: 2h 12min
  • Language: English
  • Production Company: Silver Pictures
  • Production Country: United States of America
  • Director: Stuart Baird
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From 891 Ratings


Terrorists hijack a 747 inbound to Washington D.C., demanding the release of their imprisoned leader. Intelligence expert David Grant (Kurt Russell) suspects another reason and he is soon the reluctant member of a special assault team that is assigned to intercept the plane and hijackers.

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  • Kurt Russell

    as David Grant
  • Steven Seagal

    as Lt. Colonel Austin Travis
  • Halle Berry

    as Jean
  • John Leguizamo

    as Rat
  • Oliver Platt

    as Cahill
  • Joe Morton

    as Cappy
  • David Suchet

    as Nagi Hassan
  • BD Wong

    as Louie
  • Len Cariou

    as Secretary of Defense Charles White
  • Whip Hubley

    as Baker
  • Andreas Katsulas

    as Jaffa
  • Mary Ellen Trainor

    as Allison
  • Marla Maples

    as Nancy
  • J.T. Walsh

    as Senator Mavros
  • Ingo Neuhaus

    as Doc
  • William James Jones

    as Catman
  • Nicholas Pryor

    as Secretary of State Jack Douglas
  • Stanley Grover

    as General Price
  • Eugene Roche

    as Admiral Lewis
  • Ken Jenkins

    as General Wood
  • Charles Hallahan

    as General Sarlow
  • Dey Young

    as Gail
  • Richard Riehle

    as Air Marshal
  • Robert Apisa

    as Demou
  • Granville Hatcher

    as Ahmed
  • Christopher Maher

    as Kahlil
  • Jay Tavare

    as Terrorist
  • Ahmed Ahmed

    as Terrorist
  • Shaun Toub

    as Terrorist
  • Majed Ibrahim

    as Terrorist
  • Jon Huertas

    as Terrorist
  • Joey Naber

    as Terrorist
  • Ray Baker

    as 747 Captain
  • Michael Milhoan

    as 747 First Officer
  • Julie Wright

    as Flight Attendant
  • Sunni Boswell

    as Flight Attendant
  • Gregg Artz

    as Assistant to Senator Mavros
  • Yvonne Zima

    as Little Girl
  • Will Schaub

    as Assistant to Senator Mavros
  • Marianne Muellerleile

    as Diabetic Woman
  • Brad Blaisdell

    as Beckings Institute Aide
  • Don Fischer

    as Remora Pilot
  • John Rixey Moore

    as Flight Instructor
  • Warren Munson

    as American Ambassador
  • Lance August

    as American Embassy Duty Officer
  • Maggie Egan

    as CNN Reporter
  • James C. Victor

    as Spider
  • Tim Kelleher

    as Bulldog
  • David Birznieks

    as Fire Fighter
  • Paul Bollen

    as Fire Fighter
  • Nick Jameson

    as London Maitre'D
  • Juan Fernández

    as London Bomber
  • Todd Jeffries

    as Collins
  • Joe Cook

    as Chechen
  • Ilia Volok

    as Chechen
  • Borovnisa Blervaque

    as Yugoslavian Girl
  • Joseph Makkar

    as Arab Co-Pilot
  • Damon Lee

    as Translator
  • Magdalene St. Michaels

    as London Hostess
  • Robert Londberg

    as Diamond Smuggler
  • Edmond Brown

    as FBI Agent
  • Michelle Boudreau

    as Party Girl
  • Kurt Kohler

    as MP
Directing Stuart Baird Director
Production Joel Silver Producer
Production Jim Thomas Producer
Production John Thomas Producer
Sound Jerry Goldsmith Original Music Composer
Camera Alex Thomson Director of Photography
Art Terence Marsh Production Design
Art William Cruse Art Direction
Art Marvin March Set Decoration
Costume & Make-Up Louise Frogley Costume Design
Production Karyn Fields Co-Producer
Production Spencer Franklin Associate Producer
Editing Stuart Baird Editor
Editing Derek Brechin Editor
Editing Dallas Puett Editor
Editing Kevin Stitt Editor
Editing Frank J. Urioste Editor
Production Amanda Mackey Casting
Production Cathy Sandrich Gelfond Casting
Production Steve Perry Executive Producer
Writing Jim Thomas Writer
Writing John Thomas Writer
Art Robert Woodruff Assistant Art Director
Art Edward F. LaLone Construction Coordinator
Art Daril Alder Leadman
Art Jack Johnson Production Illustrator
Art Bill Taliaferro Set Designer
Art John Hinkle Standby Painter
Camera Don Burgess Additional Photography
Camera Ian Fox Camera Operator
Camera Chuck Bemis First Assistant Camera
Camera Michael J. Coo Key Grip
Camera Nico Bally Grip
Camera Gregory Lundsgaard Steadicam Operator
Camera Frank Masi Still Photographer
Costume & Make-Up Barry Francis Delaney Costume Supervisor
Costume & Make-Up Audrey L. Anzures Hairstylist
Costume & Make-Up Kathryn Blondell Key Hair Stylist
Costume & Make-Up Melanie Hughes Makeup Artist
Costume & Make-Up Dennis Liddiard Key Makeup Artist
Crew Wayne Lindholm Carpenter
Crew Willie Radcliff Craft Service
Crew Brad Kuehn Digital Effects Supervisor
Crew Victor Anderson Driver
Camera Jason Garcia Camera Loader
Crew Debbi Bossi Post Production Supervisor
Crew Michael W. Chase Propmaker
Art Michael Papac Property Master
Crew Joel Chernoff Second Unit
Crew Lockheed Martin Security
Crew Ken Pepiot Special Effects Coordinator
Crew Cheryl Gilbert Stand In
Crew Dick Ziker Stunt Coordinator
Crew Pete Antico Stunts
Crew Vern Bautenhahn Transportation Captain
Crew Gary Preece Transportation Coordinator
Production Paul Moen Unit Production Manager
Crew Patti Hawn Unit Publicist
Crew Miller Drake Visual Effects Editor
Directing Denis L. Stewart First Assistant Director
Directing Jeanne Byrd Script Supervisor
Editing Bob Kaiser Color Timer
Lighting Leslie J. Kovacs Gaffer
Lighting Billy Craft Lighting Technician
Lighting Glenn Corbett Rigging Gaffer
Production Elizabeth Lang Casting Associate
Production Stuart Raven Barter Location Manager
Production Thomas A. Davila Production Accountant
Production Gil Gagnon Production Manager
Sound Bill King Boom Operator
Sound Dean G. Manly Assistant Sound Editor
Sound Scott Burrow Foley Editor
Sound Darrell Hall Music Editor
Sound Alexander Courage Orchestrator
Sound Virginia Cook-McGowan Sound Editor
Sound Antonio Betancourt Sound Mixer
Sound Robert G. Henderson Supervising Sound Editor
Visual Effects Don Lee Digital Compositors
Visual Effects Janek Sirrs Visual Effects
Visual Effects Robin Saxen Visual Effects Coordinator
Visual Effects Les Hunter Visual Effects Producer
Visual Effects Richard Chuang Visual Effects Supervisor
Crew Tom Southwell Visual Effects Art Director
Costume & Make-Up Annette Andreozzi Costumer
Directing Craig A. Pinckes Second Assistant Director
Directing Lisa C. Satriano Second Second Assistant Director
Directing Craig Hosking Second Unit Director
Art Rick Chavez Assistant Property Master
Art Richard Greenberg Title Designer
Sound William C. Carruth ADR Editor
Sound Thomas J. O'Connell ADR Mixer
Sound Brooke Henderson Ward First Assistant Sound Editor
Sound Eric Gotthelf Foley Artist
Sound James Simcik Supervising ADR Editor
Crew Tony Tortolano Special Effects Assistant
Crew Donn Markel Special Effects Technician
Visual Effects Mark Tait Lewis VFX Artist
Visual Effects Peter Loop II Visual Effects Production Assistant
Crew Joe Bucaro III Stunt Double
Camera William E. Fitch Best Boy Grip
Camera Michael Brennan Dolly Grip
Camera Keith Banks Second Assistant Camera
Editing Mo Henry Negative Cutter
Editing Stephen Sobisky Project Manager
Production Ann Lynch Assistant Location Manager
Sound Nick Vidar Music Programmer
Lighting James Wirosko Assistant Chief Lighting Technician
Production Jennifer Corey Assistant Production Coordinator
Lighting Shane D. Kelly Chief Lighting Technician
Visual Effects Dennis Michelson Digital Effects Producer
Production Mitzi Gallagher Head of Production
Production David Romano Payroll Accountant
Crew Kevin Eldridge Pilot
Production Peter Alun Thomas Production Assistant
Production Tiffany Scuitto Production Secretary
Visual Effects Karen Klein Rotoscoping Artist
Crew Sayed Badreya Technical Advisor
Editing Bobby Bell Assistant Editor
Production Boston Russell Production Assistant
Visual Effects Peter Donen Visual Effects Supervisor
Directing Steve Perry Second Unit Director
Sound David M. Horton Supervising Sound Editor
Costume & Make-Up Dennis Liddiard Makeup Artist
Costume & Make-Up Mary Burton Makeup Artist
Directing Kerry Lyn McKissick Script Supervisor
Sound Les Fresholtz Sound Re-Recording Mixer
Sound Rick Alexander Sound Re-Recording Mixer
Sound David E. Campbell Sound Re-Recording Mixer
Sound John T. Reitz Sound Re-Recording Mixer
Sound Gregg Rudloff Sound Re-Recording Mixer
Sound Grover B. Helsley Sound Re-Recording Mixer
Sound Greg Dillon Sound Editor
Sound Samuel C. Crutcher Sound Editor
Sound Adam Johnston Sound Editor
Sound Marshall Winn Sound Editor
Sound John Phillips Sound Editor
Sound David B. Cohn Sound Editor
Sound William L. Manger Sound Editor
Production Zoraida Sanjurjo López Casting
Crew Henry Kingi Stunts
Crew Gary McLarty Stunts
Crew John C. Meier Stunts
Crew John Cenatiempo Stunts
Crew Peewee Piemonte Stunts
Crew Chris Cenatiempo Stunts
Crew Buddy Joe Hooker Stunts
Crew Maryellen Aviano Stunts
Crew Bobby Bass Stunts
Crew Joe Bucaro III Stunts
Crew Paul Borne Stunts
Crew John Casino Stunts
Crew Max Daniels Stunts
Crew Eddy Donno Stunts
Crew Kerrie Cullen Stunts
Crew Kenny Endoso Stunts
Crew Kiante Elam Stunts
Crew Ousaun Elam Stunts
Crew Billy Hank Hooker Stunts
Crew Will Leong Stunts
Crew Danny Lopez Stunts
Crew Henry Kingi Jr. Stunts
Crew Larissa Michieli Stunts
Crew Alan Oliney Stunts
Crew Steve Picerni Stunts
Crew Jimmy Nickerson Stunts
Crew Don Pulford Stunts
Crew Jimmy Romano Stunts
Crew Pat Romano Stunts
Crew Danny Rogers Stunts
Crew John Rottger Stunts
Crew Ron Stein Stunts
Crew Michael Runyard Stunts
Crew Skip Ward Stunts
Crew Scott Wilder Stunts
Crew P.J. Wagner Stunts
Crew David Zellitti Stunts
Crew Birgit K. Schier Stunts
Crew Tony Epper Stunts
Crew Eric Chambers Stunts
Camera George Richmond Second Assistant Camera