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Maiden Voyage (2004)
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A former Special Forces officer must use all his elite skills to stop hijackers from blowing up a cruise ship with innocent passengers- including his son Zach (Anton Tennet). Hired to evaluate onboard security, Considine teams up with the ship’s security officer, Lynne Fabrizio, when terrorists turn the vessel into a floating time bomb.

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Director: Colin Budds
Writers: Jim Makichuk (teleplay), Ron McGee (teleplay) (as Ron Mcgee)
Genre: Drama | Action | Adventure
Runtime: 90 minutes
Video Premiere: 2 October 2004 (Japan)
Country: New Zealand | USA
Filming Locations: New Zealand

Film summary

Aka Ocean Hijack – While sources are rather vague on whether this was made for TV or as a direct to dvd release, the number of cast members from Shortland Street in this means it demands mention here. I discovered it screening late one night on BBC1 and its bonkers use of the interislander ferry Arahura as a cruise ship, along with with a cast of familiar faces meant I just had to watch it till the end.

The plot is a highly derivative b-movie mix of old Bruce Willis/Steven Segal/Jean-Claude Van Damme clichés: A former fire-fighter and Special Forces officer takes on a team of murderous terrorists when the ocean-liner he’s working on is hijacked shortly after leaving port. Hired to evaluate security on a luxury cruise ship, blaze battler and former military man Kyle Considine (Casper Van Dien) brings his young son Zach along for a week of fun at sea. The fun stops, however, when the ship sets sail and a highly organized team of terrorists threaten the lives of everyone onboard. Should the ransom fail to be paid, the hijackers will set off a series of bombs, killing all 300 passengers. Fortunately for the frightened passengers, Kyle and the ship’s security officer Lynne have hatched an ingenious plan to capture the terrorists. When Kyle is thrown overboard by the bad guys, Zach and Lynne launch a heroic rescue mission. Just when it seems that the situation can’t get any worse, the terrorists strike and the stakes are raised. With time running out and the terrorists gaining the upper hand, Kyle races against the clock to diffuse the bombs and save the day. . . . . (Source)


Casper Van Dien … Kyle Considine
Danielle Cormack … Lynn Fabrizio
Angela Marie Dotchin … Renee Price
Christopher Stollery … Damien Morse
Alistair Browning … Howard
Paul Glover … Granger
Paul Gittins … Curtis Price
Rose McIver … Jenny
Anton Tennet … Zach
Faine Alexander … Reporter
Owen Black … First Officer
Bruce Burfield … Stebbins
Daniel Cowley … Princes Guard
Peter J. Elliott … Trevor Denning
Michael Hallows … Hans
Kelson Henderson … Keenan
Nick Kemplin … Gate Guard
Thomas Kiwi … Steve
Toby Leach … Security Guard
Blair Strang … Enrique
John Sumner … Cap. Ed Tessler
David Wong … Dojo Master
Ray Woolf … Cap. Morrison
Craig Wrightson … Aldous Means

Release/air dates

Japan 2 October 2004 (video premiere)
Germany 24 February 2005 (DVD premiere)
Hungary 19 July 2005
Australia 30 May 2008

Also Known As (AKA)
Germany Maiden Voyage – Jungfernfahrt in den Tod
Spain Secuestro en alta mar
France Prise d’otages en pleine mer
UK Maiden Voyage: Ocean Hijack
Greece (transliterated ISO-LATIN-1 title) Partheniko taxidi
Hungary Kalózjárat
New Zealand (English title) Maiden Voyage: Ocean Hijack
Poland Terror na pokladzie

Trivia & Goofs
  • Rose stars alongside Danielle Cormack in this film. The two of them have been in numerous films and TV shows together, such as Maddigan’s Quest, Rude Awakenings and Topless Women talk about their lives. They also have many of the same projects on their resume, although they weren’t in the shows at the same time (such as Xena, Hercules, Legend of the seeker)
  • Casper Van Dien actually saved stunt coordinator Peter Bell’s life by performing the Heimlich maneuver on him after the medic was unsuccessful.
  • The ship used in the movie is the New Zealand Interisland Ferry Arahura, which was decommissioned in 2015.
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