Air Rage, released in 2001, is an action-packed adventure thriller directed by Fred Olen Ray. The thrill ride begins when a disreputable former Marine fighter pilot called Sykes (Cyril O'Reilly) escapes from jail and attempts to gain revenge by hijacking a commerical airplane. If the government does not meet this ex-Marine's demands, he plans to kill everyone on board the plane including the man responsible for putting him in jail, General Prescott (Alex Cord). General Prescott is Sykes' former commander, and he is concealing a variety of classified, government information and horrific, dark secrets from the past. As the movie unfolds, some of these dark secrets are presented in a clearer light. The heroes of the story include a brave passenger known as Matt Marshall (Ice-T) and a resilient flight attendant (Kimberly Oja) who together hatch a plan to re-gain control of the aircraft and save themselves from their crazed hijacker.