"Executive Decision"

"Executive Decision" is a high budget, high profile action film by Warner Brothers that stars Kurt Russell and expresses a decidedly anti-Hellenic animus that is both inaccurate and unfair. Here's a relevant excerpt of an April 9th UPI news story:

"In 'Executive Decision,' Chechen Muslim hijackers operating out of Greece threaten to blow up a U.S.-bound aircraft. Olympic officials maintain the plane bears their airline's logo.

Officials charge that the film depicts Greek aviation authorities and security employees as helping the rebels load weapons onto the plane.

'The film deals a below-the-belt blow to Greece. It is highly anti- Greek,' said Vassilis Levizopoulos, president of the Union of Greek Civil Aviation Employees.

Less than a week after the release of the film, the U.S. Transportation Department issued an advisory on poor safety measures at the Athens airport.

Greece's Socialist government blasted the U.S. move, stopping just short of calling it a organized plot against the profitable Greek tourism industry.

Prime Minister Costas Simitis summoned Washington's top envoy in Athens, Ambassador Thomas Niles, to call for a retraction.

Government aides said Simitis, on a week-long trip to the United States, would raise the issue in talks with President Clinton and other Washington officials".

Please protest this film's outrageous misdepictions and its anti-Hellenic prejudice by calling Warner Brothers:

800-843-2341 (customer service)
212-636-5000 (main number)

and writing to:
Warner Brothers, Inc.
1325 Ave. of the Americas
New York, NY 10019

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