Executive Decision

Executive Decision

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Director: Stuart Baird

Cast: Kurt Russell, Halle Berry, John Leguizamo

     
 

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Stuart Baird's action blockbuster Executive Decision comes to DVD with a widescreen anamorphic transfer that preserves the original theatrical aspect ratio of 2.35:1. The closed-captioned English soundtrack is impressively rendered in Dolby Digital 5.1. English, French, and Spanish subtitles are accessible. Supplemental materials are limited to production notes…  See more details below

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Stuart Baird's action blockbuster Executive Decision comes to DVD with a widescreen anamorphic transfer that preserves the original theatrical aspect ratio of 2.35:1. The closed-captioned English soundtrack is impressively rendered in Dolby Digital 5.1. English, French, and Spanish subtitles are accessible. Supplemental materials are limited to production notes. Sure to please genre enthusiasts, this Warner Bros. disc does a superb job of presenting the sound and picture, but there is little else on this release.

Editorial Reviews

All Movie Guide - Karl Williams
Inventive plot twists are the highlight of this action-thriller from screenwriter brothers Jim Thomas and John Thomas of Predator and longtime film editor-turned-director Stuart Baird. A running time that stretches on far too long for such thin material, wooden acting from some of the performers (notably Marla Maples in her screen debut), and occasionally laughable dialogue keep the film from achieving must-see status. Baird and his scribes have created a serviceable and tense popcorn picture, though, one likely to be enjoyed by the lowest common denominator at which it's squarely aimed. Though Steven Seagal leaves something to be desired as a performer as per usual, his is stunt casting. The rest of the cast is perfectly acceptable, led by Kurt Russell in the role that James Spader played opposite him in Stargate, a film that Executive Decision resembles to no small extent. Though some of the story developments don't hold much logical water, this is a film that crackles along on its own loopy energy, to be enjoyed with brain securely switched in the "off" position.

Product Details

Release Date:
07/30/1997
UPC:
0085391421122
Original Release:
1996
Rating:
R
Source:
Warner Home Video
Region Code:
1
Presentation:
[Full Frame, Wide Screen]
Sound:
[Dolby Digital 5.1 Surround]
Time:
2:13:00

Special Features

Interactive menus; Production notes; Scene access; Subtitles: English, Français, and Español

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Kurt Russell Dr. David Grant
Halle Berry Jean
John Leguizamo Rat
Steven Seagal Lt. Col. Austin Travis
Oliver Platt Dennis Cahill
Joe Morton Cappy
David Suchet Nagi
B.D. Wong Louie
Len Cariou Secretary of Defense Charles White
Whip Hubley Baker
Andreas Katsulas Jaffa
Mary Ellen Trainor Allison
J.T. Walsh Senator Mavros
Paul Collins Nelson
Nicholas Pryor Secretary of State Jack Douglas
Stanley Grover General Price
Eugene Roche Admiral Lewis
Ken Jenkins General Wood
Charles Hallahan General Sarlow
Dey Young Gail
Richard Riehle Air Marshal
Robert Apisa Demou
Ray Baker 747 Captain
Michael Milhoan 747 First Officer
Marianne Muellerleile Diabetic Woman
Brad Blaisdell Beckings Institute Aide
John Rixey Moore Flight Instructor
Warren Munson American Ambassador
Lance August American Embassy Duty Officer
Maggie Egan CNN Reporter
James Victor Spider
Tim Kelleher Bulldog
Paul Bollen Fire Fighter
Nick Jameson London Maitre 'D
Juan Fernandez London Bomber
Todd Jeffries Collins
Joe Cook Chechen
Joseph Makkar Arab Co-pilot
John Hardy Helicopter Pilot
Shaun Toub Terrorist
Don Fischer Remora Pilot
Marla Maples stewardess
Jay Tavare Nabill

Technical Credits
Stuart Baird Director,Editor
Pete Antico Stunts
Don Burgess Cinematographer
William Cruse Art Director
Peter Donen Special Effects Supervisor
Karyn Fields Co-producer
Louise Frogley Costumes/Costume Designer
Jerry Goldsmith Score Composer,Songwriter
Clark King Sound/Sound Designer
Dennis Liddiard Makeup
Amanda Mackey-Johnson Casting
Marvin March Set Decoration/Design
Terence Marsh Production Designer
Grant McCune Special Effects
Steve Perry Executive Producer
Dallas Puett Editor
Cathy Sandrich Casting
Joel Silver Producer
Denis L. Stewart Asst. Director
John Thomas Executive Producer
Jim Thomas Executive Producer,Screenwriter
John Thomas Screenwriter
Alex Thomson Cinematographer
Frank J. Urioste Editor

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Scene Index

Side #1-- Standard
0. Jump To A Scene
1. Credits; mission in Trieste [4:50]
2. Ready to solo? [1:54]
3. Abduction in Cyprus [3:20]
4. Fireworks in London [:44]
5. Taking over Flight 343 [3:50]
6. Brave and totally unnecessary [2:09]
7. Grant's theory: revenge [5:45]
8. Ready for the plane ride? [3:03]
9. The Remora F117X [6:56]
10. Link established [6:53]
11. Fatal turbulence [5:02]
12. The co-pilot's inspection [4:49]
13. Some time for strategy [3:54]
14. Installing eyes and ears [6:10]
15. Looking for Nagi Hassan [4:29]
16. Vanishing act [3:04]
17. Sen. Mavros's request [1:05]
18. A bigger target than thought [2:40]
19. "What do you want me to do?" [4:00]
20. Siege aloft [5:25]
21. On The way to a glorious victory [2:01]
22. The vengance of Allah [2:22]
23. Phone call to a player [6:30]
24. Target Identified [3:06]
25. Close calls [7:04]
26. Mavros plays his part [2:14]
27. They get the message [3:13]
28. The waiting game [3:20]
29. Grant makes his move [1:09]
30. The sleeper revealed [1:25]
31. Mayday [2:18]
32. Hassan's final gambit [1:54]
33. Getting a hold of the plane [1:17]
34. By the book [3:40]
35. Touchdown [3:32]
36. "As long as you're not flying" [2:37]
37. End credits (It's nice to go trav'ling) [4:43]
Side #2 -- Widescreen
0. Jump To A Scene
1. Credits; mission in Trieste [4:50]
2. Ready to solo? [1:54]
3. Abduction in Cyprus [3:20]
4. Fireworks in London [:44]
5. Taking over Flight 343 [3:50]
6. Brave and totally unnecessary [2:09]
7. Grant's theory: revenge [5:45]
8. Ready for a plane ride [3:03]
9. The remora F117X [6:56]
10. Link established [6:53]
11. Fatal turbulence [5:02]
12. The co-pilot's inspection [4:49]
13. Some time for strategy [3:54]
14. Installing eyes and ears [6:10]
15. Looking for Nagi Hassan [4:29]
16. Vanishing act [3:04]
17. Sen. Mavros's request [1:05]
18. A bigger target than thought [2:40]
19. "What do you want me to do?" [4:00]
20. Siege aloft [5:25]
21. On the way to a glorious victory [2:01]
22. The vengeance of Allah [2:22]
23. Phone call to a player [6:30]
24. Taget identified [3:06]
25. Close calls [7:04]
26. Mavros plays his part [2:14]
27. They get the message [3:13]
28. The waiting game [3:20]
29. Grant makes his move [1:09]
30. The sleeper revealed [1:25]
31. Mayday [2:18]
32. Hassan's final gambit [1:54]
33. Getting a hold of the plane [1:17]
34. By the book [3:40]
35. Touchdown [3:32]
36. "As long as you're not flying" [2:37]
37. End Credits (It's Nice to Go Trav'ling) [4:43]

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Executive Decision 4.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
There are a lot of things that I liked about this film. One- Kurt Russell- one of my favorite actors. Two- Steven Seagal- In his only co-starring role I know of, he did a good job and his character really surprised me. Three- Halle Berry- 'nuff said. Four- Joel Silver- finally makes an intelligent action film. After all the Lethal Weapons and Fair Games, finally an intelligent action film. Don't get me wrong, I loved most of his other films, but they do lack a certain amount of sophistication.
Guest More than 1 year ago
this movie was amazing. the story line is great, and the whole movie was so realistic.