Richard Attenborough plays Ernest Tilley, a man who lost his daughter in a hit-and-run accident. He tracks down the man responsible for the accident and boards the same plane, threatening ... See full summary »

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Ernest Tilley
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Capt. Bardow
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Mrs. Satterly
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Otis Randolf
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Angelica Como
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Edwina Randolph
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Dr. Bergstein
Virginia Maskell ...
Pam Leyton
Harry Secombe ...
Binky Meadows
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Inez Barrington
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Emma Morgan
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Carol Tilley
Marty Wilde ...
Billy Forrester
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Mulliner
Paul Carpenter ...
George Towers
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Richard Attenborough plays Ernest Tilley, a man who lost his daughter in a hit-and-run accident. He tracks down the man responsible for the accident and boards the same plane, threatening to blow up himself and everyone on board as an act of vengeance. What follows is an Airport-type movie with all the passengers having their own little subplots and fears. Written by Dimitri

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Why Do You Want To Kill Me? The crisis of fear is faced by THIS BOY and his fellow passengers...Panicked by a demented man's desire for revenge!

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1961 (USA)  »

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Der Tod hat Verspätung  »

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The main characters in this movie and the movie Tin Men share the same name: Ernest Tilley. See more »

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Jet Storm
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Music by Marty Wilde
Lyrics by Cy Endfield
Verse Music by Thomas Rajna
Sung by Marty Wilde
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The 36 Year Old Richard Attenborough
18 November 2003 | by (London, England) – See all my reviews

Following the success of 'The League of Gentlemen', Dickie Attenborough began mobilising his own films and appeared in other films to raise the money to continue making his own (in the same way that Laurence Olivier was acting in films in order to finance his own stage productions at the National Theatre). This film is one of them.


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