An adventure thriller filmed in Norway with good photography by Sven Nykvist about Colonel Nils Tahlvik, a security chief who battles a gang of terrorists who have taken control of an embassy and hijacked a plane.
When international terrorists seize a passenger plane in Oslo, diplomacy is held hostage. Their demands: the release of jailed cohorts in England. Their bait: the British ambassador held captive in the jet. Only one man stands in the hijackers' way -- Scandinavian security expert Nils Tahlvik. He's determined to stop the British government from granting the terrorists' wishes. Tahlvik and his adversaries face off in a cat-and-mouse game amid such breathtaking sights as the Norwegian mountains and the wild blue yonder. Things turn personal as Tahlvik matches wits with Petrie, the leader of the desperadoes. Concerned for her husband's well-being, the ambassador's wife pleads with Tahlvik to hand over the ransom. But Tahlvik is too busy trying to stay one step ahead of the terrorists -- one of whom might be a British spy -- to play into the hijackers' hands.