- Composed by Jerry Goldsmith
- Varèse Sarabande CD Club / 2016 / 75m
Veteran film editor Stuart Baird made his directorial debut in 1996 with Executive Decision, an action thriller in which Steven Seagal leads a team of special forces tasked with boarding and securing a plane which has been hijacked with a bomb on board. In the film’s big twist, Seagal dies early on while attempting to board the plane and it falls to Kurt Russell’s intelligence analyst to save the day. I’m surprised to see how well-reviewed the film was at the time (given it’s not particularly good) – and it was a big hit with audiences, earning a comparative box office fortune for a film like this back then.