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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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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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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You have a date with fate! See more »

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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

Following an oceanside plane crash, investigators open a suitcase they have "just fished out of the water" but neither the suitcase nor its contents are wet or even water-damaged. 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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Referenced in JAG: Pilot Error (1995) See more »

Soundtracks

No Love, No Nothin'
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Music by Harry Warren
Lyrics by Leo Robin
Sung by Jane Russell
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Can you guess I liked this film?
28 August 2001 | by (Fife, Scotland) – See all my reviews

A complicated little film showing that the obvious isn't always the truth. A passenger aircraft crashes while being flown by the stereotypical risk-taking, flamboyant pilot, leaving only one survivor. With him dying in the crash, it doesn't take the vultures long before they are clamouring for an excuse to point the finger of blame his way. His long time friend and airline boss sets out to prove that it wasn't so, and through a fascinating series of flashbacks and vignettes, the not-so-obvious plot unwinds into a wonderful vindication of his dead friend. Absolutely astounding actors and a solid script make this a must see. It takes time and effort to watch the subtleties unwind but it makes it worth the effort.


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