This is an old-time action film that employs all the war cliches without a real war to depict, except for the one invented by producers Golan and Globus. Norris, backed up by Marvin, is a one-man army who dispatches bloodthirsty terrorists with the same calm precision he brought to his
martial-arts films. Golan, who directs without much imagination, manipulates contemporary headlines to get the public into the theaters for another "fantasy through firepower," RAMBO-style. In this case, a TWA airliner was actually hijacked by terrorists in Athens and then flown to Beirut. There
followed several trips back and forth to Algiers until the terror ended back in Beirut. T...