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Now Available - Hijacked: Flight 285
« on: February 21, 2020, 01:42:35 PM »

https://www.rifftrax.com/hijacked-flight-285

Here’s the good news: Hijacked: Flight 285 will still make sense even if you haven’t seen any of the previous 284 movies in the Hijacked: Flight series.

The bad news? The series has experienced a sharp decline ever since Hijacked: Flight 92 - What Do You Mean You’re Out of Ginger Ale, No, Diet is Certainly NOT OKAY.

Made for network TV in the mid-90s (a fact that will come as no surprise once you see that the dad from "Family Ties" gets second billing), Hijacked is a good example of the commercial-interrupted delights that awaited people who were fans of crap but too cheap to buy a ticket to Dante’s Peak.

The all-star cast will leave you full of questions: Will James Brolin ever leave the cockpit? (No.) Can noted dweeb Anthony Michael Hall pull off a convincing terrorist? (No.) Where do I recognize that one guy from? (Police Academy.) Ha! No, I’ve certainly never seen a Police Academy movie... (You don’t have to lie to us. It was the 80s. We were all dumber.)

Join Mike, Kevin, and Bill for a flight that is extremely full… of laughs!

Written by: Mike Nelson, Conor Lastowka and Sean Thomason

Contributing writers: Jason Miller and Zach Shatzer



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Re: Now Available - Hijacked: Flight 285
« Reply #1 on: February 21, 2020, 02:03:41 PM »
Was there a period of 70s-tv-disaster-movie nostalgia in the 90s? I don't remember that.


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Re: Now Available - Hijacked: Flight 285
« Reply #2 on: February 21, 2020, 04:37:47 PM »
There was a disaster thing, but it was usually more about natural disasters. Volcano, twister, Armageddon, etc.


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Re: Now Available - Hijacked: Flight 285
« Reply #3 on: February 21, 2020, 05:15:13 PM »
There was a disaster thing, but it was usually more about natural disasters. Volcano, twister, Armageddon, etc.

Theater movies, sure, but TV movies? I don't recall that.


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Re: Now Available - Hijacked: Flight 285
« Reply #4 on: February 21, 2020, 07:36:38 PM »
Was there a period of 70s-tv-disaster-movie nostalgia in the 90s? I don't remember that.

Turbulence. Executive Decision. Air Force One. For whatever odd reason, there was a trend of airplane hijacking movies during the mid 90's.



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Re: Now Available - Hijacked: Flight 285
« Reply #5 on: February 22, 2020, 02:42:12 AM »
Was there a period of 70s-tv-disaster-movie nostalgia in the 90s? I don't remember that.

Turbulence. Executive Decision. Air Force One. For whatever odd reason, there was a trend of airplane hijacking movies during the mid 90's.

I can see, in retrospect, that I wasn't entirely clear about what I was talking about. In the 70s, there was a wave of crappy TV disaster movies that had well-known has-been actors. I don't recall a similar thing happening on TV in the 90s.


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Re: Now Available - Hijacked: Flight 285
« Reply #6 on: February 22, 2020, 06:35:54 AM »
Why include the flight number in the title?  Is there something about the number that makes it exciting for the audience?  Somehow, a movie just called "Highjacked" feels like it would be less generic.


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Re: Now Available - Hijacked: Flight 285
« Reply #7 on: February 22, 2020, 06:39:42 PM »
I spent this entire movie thinking "That's the same guy who played Thanos?"


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Re: Now Available - Hijacked: Flight 285
« Reply #8 on: February 25, 2020, 09:29:43 PM »
I love the cover the for this one. The girl on right with a mild migraine. God knows what the man on the left is doing. What I assume is the hijacker in the middle who's just learned Domino's doesn't deliver to hijacked airplanes.


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Re: Now Available - Hijacked: Flight 285
« Reply #9 on: February 26, 2020, 06:33:43 AM »
The girl on right with a mild migraine.

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