A bomb on board an airliner has an altitude-sensitive trigger. Unless a ransom is paid, it will explode when the plane descends to land.

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A bomb is planted on board an airplane, with an altitude-sensitive trigger. It will explode when the plane descends through the altitude of 5,000 feet, unless the ransom demanded is paid. Written by Anonymous

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A madman, a bomb, and a crowded jetliner - in a skyful of drama and suspense!

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13 December 1966 (USA)  »

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Der Flug des Schreckens  »

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Special Agent Frank Thompson: [to the man who planted the bomb] Mister, you picked a lousy time to die!
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Spoofed in Airplane II: The Sequel (1982) See more »

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Coke-Bottle-Bottomed Glasses
18 February 2016 | by (Fly-Over Country) – See all my reviews

I remember watching NBC's tailored-for-television movie The Doomsday Flight about four years after it first aired in 1966, and it was fun to see all those performers who were big in 1970, from Jack Lord to Ed Asner to Michael Sarrazin.

The movie is one gigantic airliner of clichés, sweaty upper lips, and the great Edmond O'Brien as a mad-as-a-Trump-supporter disgruntled bomber chewing the scenery behind glasses with lenses so thick his eyes look segmented (think Muddy the Mudskipper from Ren and Stimpy). As a 12 year old, O'Brien scared the airline peanuts out of me, and I still loved watching him a few hours ago as he snarled and whined and goobered and then vapor-locked right in front of another great character actor, Malachi Throne.

Yup, old-home night on YouTube.

And one last thing. There was Greg Morris (Mission Impossible) as a FBI agent. Did they shoot this before he became a regular on MI? Now, looking for an answer to that would be a great use of the internet!

Along with watching ancient TV-movies, huh?


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