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A routine flight turns into a major emergency as passengers and crew succumb to food poisoning - is there anyone on board who knows how to fly a plane? If that sounds vaguely familiar, it's because 'Airplane' was a send-up of this forerunner of the 1970s disaster movie.. Written by
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In every scene where the radio in the plane is used, the characters are directed to listen with the headsets. In the final scene, Ted Stryker does not use it to listen to Martin Treleaven's congratulations. See more »
Our survival hinges on one thing - finding someone who not only can fly this plane, but didn't have fish for dinner.
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Zero Hour is High & the Mighty With Food Poisoning ***1/2
Tense drama with Dana Andrews who never forgot his unfortunate incident with a plane at the end of World War 11 is Wiesbaden, Germany.
Fast forward to 10 years later as Ted Stryker, Andrews, is unable to keep a job and his wife, the love Linda Darnell leaves him with her young son. He catches them on the plane only to find an in air situation where he must take over the plane when the 2 pilots fall ill due to eating fish. Other passengers fall ill as well.
Enter Sterling Hayden, who was with Andrews during the war, who will now help guide him down. Hayden is terrific as the chain smoking pilot, who could make anyone nervous by how he delivers his instructions to Andrews and Darnell, who handles the radio.
This is gripping drama at its best.
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