Disaster movie about a Navy jet and a commercial airliner heading for a mid air collision.

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Cast

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Dick Barnett
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Cheryl Heath
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Dale Heath
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Mike Rule
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Kitty Foster
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Nick Hyland
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McVey
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Louis Capelli
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Gertrude Ross
Donald May ...
Norm Coster
Louis Quinn ...
Sidney Schreiber
Ed Kemmer ...
Caesar (as Edward Kemmer)
Tom Gilson ...
Rob Fermi
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Beatrice Wiley
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Samuel N. Poole
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Storyline

An navy jet with a defective radio system and a passenger plane get in danger of collision. In flashbacks we learn about the personal problems of the pilots and most of the crew. Written by Tom Zoerner <Tom.Zoerner@informatik.uni-erlangen.de>

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The most fascinating people the gods of chance ever swept up into high adventure!


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2 September 1960 (USA)  »

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Pánico en el aire  »

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(RCA Sound Recording)

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1.66 : 1
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Trivia

When Dale Heath picks up his daughter at school, he's driving a 1959 Edsel sedan, which was considered a loser at that point. The character is regarded as somewhat of a loser as he was involved in a mid air collision. See more »

Goofs

The jet Dale Heath is flying is marked with the bright orange nose and tail markings. Aircraft marked in this way are test aircraft and usually controlled by NASA. See more »

Quotes

Sidney Schreiber: I should be in the American flag business. Cigarettes turn me blue, whiskey turns me red, and women turn me white.
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Connections

References A Summer Place (1959) See more »

Soundtracks

The Merry-Go-Round Broke Down
(uncredited)
Written by Cliff Friend and Dave Franklin
Played at the end of the carnival scene
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Truly what a gem. Loved it
16 December 2005 | by (Adelaide, Australia) – See all my reviews

Yes I loved it. What a gem of a movie.

I taped this just on a whim as it was on a very late night run here and I have to say I loved it. I found it a treat and a gem. My favourite part of the film is when a character is thinking out loud the camera focuses in on that person and the lighting around them dims as we head into their world either via voice over or a flashback scene.

I would not mind adding this movie to my collection if it ever comes out on DVD. This is one of the movies, no doubt that paved the way for movies like "Airport" and all those awful disaster movies of the 70s and 80s. Good going I'll give it 7/10


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