Hijack (1973 film)

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Based onstory by Michael Kelly
Written byMichael Kelly
James D. Buchanan
Ronald Austin
Directed byLeonard Horn
StarringDavid Janssen
Keenan Wynn
Lee Purcell
Music byJack Elliott
Allyn Ferguson
Country of originUnited States
Original language(s)English
Producer(s)Leonard Goldberg
Aaron Spelling
Peter Dunne (associate producer)
Production location(s)Los Angeles
CinematographyArchie R. Dalzell
Editor(s)Leon Carrere
Running time74 min.
Production company(s)Spelling-Goldberg Productions
Original networkABC
Original releaseSeptember 26, 1973

Hijack is a made-for-television dramatic movie that first aired on ABC in 1973 as a movie produced from the ABC Movie of the Week library.[1]


Two desperate truck drivers, Jake and Donny, accept an assignment by a man called Kleiner to transport a cargo for $6,000. The men don't know what's in the cargo, but they find out another group of men is willing to kill for the haul.[2]

Main cast[edit]

Actor Role
David Janssen Jake
Keenan Wynn Donny
Ronald Feinberg Bearded Man
Lee Purcell Eileen
Jeanette Nolan Mrs. Briscoe
William Schallert Kleiner


It was filmed in the Antelope Valley of California.[2]


The Los Angeles Times said "if you miss it don't worry about it. You've probably seen it before."[3]

External links[edit]


  1. ^ ANSSEN AND WYNN IN ADVENTURE MOVIE Los Angeles Times 23 Sep 1973: m3
  2. ^ a b TV Guide, July 6–12, 1974, p A-57
  3. ^ Janssen, Wynn in 'Hijack' Smith, Cecil. Los Angeles Times 26 Sep 1973: e20