It was written by Ronald Roose, David Griffiths and Peter Griffiths. It was directed by Andrew Davis.
The movie was supposed to include famous Colombian actress Sofia Vergara, who played an airplane hijacker. But, after the September 11, 2001 Terrorist Attack the scene where Vergara would hijack a plane was scratched from the movie. The film was originally scheduled to be released on October 5, 2001, but it was posponed due to its terrorism theme. The film was eventually released February 8, 2002.
See also collateral damage, a term used to describe accidental war damages and civilian deaths.