A man refuses to believe that pilot error caused a fatal crash, and persists in looking for another reason.

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Cast

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Sam McBane
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Sally Fraser
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Capt. Jack Savage
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Martha Webster
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Herself
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Ralph Bundy
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Ben Sawyer
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Mickey Doolan
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Dan Crawford
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Peg Burke
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Mark Hutchins
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Stillman (as Robert Wilke)
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Dillon
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Ted Wilson
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Mrs. Llewlyn
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Storyline

Airliner crashes near Los Angeles due to unusual string of coincidences. Stewardess, who is sole survivor, joins airline executives in discovering the causes of the crash. Written by Arthur H. Olsen <102526.2017@compuserve.com>

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16 October 1964 (West Germany)  »

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Bezwinger des Todes  »

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$2,525,000 (estimated)
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Trivia

Jane Russell considered herself semi retired at this time and agreed to do a cameo for her friend Aaron Rosenberg. See more »

Goofs

The aircraft used for this movie - cobbled together from a Douglas propeller airliner - would be impossibly tail heavy with tail-mounted engines. The wings are too far forward. If it managed to achieve flight, it would instantly stall and crash. See more »

Quotes

Capt. Jack Savage: When your number's up, why fight it, right? And if its not, why worry about it?
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Connections

Referenced in JAG: Pilot Error (1995) See more »

Soundtracks

Fate Is the Hunter
Music by Jerry Goldsmith
Lyrics by Don Wolf
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Not One To Miss....
28 November 1999 | by (Maplewood NJ) – See all my reviews

If this happens to be on your cable channel it is a MUST SEE!! Ford plays Sam McBane, a VP with an airline which has just lost a plane in a crash. Taylor plays the pilot of the aircraft, who also happens to have been a war-buddy. The rest of the cast is top-notch and the story outstanding. However, it bears pointing out that YOU MUST WATCH THE FIRST 10-12 minutes and MOST DEFINITELY the finale as it brings all of the film to full circle. Watch it and enjoy!!


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