A 1988 German-produced TV thriller starring Brian Dennehy as a distraught father trying to get his daughter back from terrorists.
The fanatical German October Group takes a group of airline employees hostage in Frankfurt, consisting of one American and four British crew members (a sixth hostage, another American, is shot attempting to escape). The group wants two of their comrades, on trial for the murder of an American serviceman, released from prison. The surviving American stewardess' father, an Indiana basketball coach Paul Hobart (Dennehy) and his wife fly to Frankfurt. When the US State Dept. refuses to negotiate with the terrorists, more interested in putting the currently imprisoned terrorists on trial than rescuing the hostages, Paul takes matters into his own hands, going outside the law and hiring British mercenaries to rescue his daughter.
An overall decent little movie with a strong first and second act, but peters out at the end with a somewhat wimpy climax and a bit of a downer ending.