When you can't get Sylvester Stallone, but his brother is available, but only for 2 days. You end up with the lead being in around 20 minutes of the film and the rest of it filled with Arab terrorist backstory or a screaming President's daughter who has been kidnapped.
The best bit is when the police storm one of the kidnapper's bases. The sniper is the one who goes inside the building, even with his oversized sniper rifle. Another cop with a shotgun takes out one of the terrorists then unloads his clip into his already dead body.
and there's a wonderful cameo from a police woman who mans the command centre who can't type but tries.