Bridges is the captain of a downed airliner who must help his crew and passengers survive on a deserted jungle island in the midst of a power struggle - an adult version of "Lord of the Flies."
They survived by chance......They lived by fear
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Received a brief theatrical showing in New York City in 1971 with a G rating. See more
After Glen Walkup's first encounter with Captain Bannerman in the terminal, there is some footage of the aircraft on the ramp. As a service truck passes, two men preparing a large motion picture camera can be seen on the observation deck. See more
I don't remember you being elected king of this island.
There's no election necessary, Mr Walkup. As senior officer of that aircraft I'm responsible for the safety and well-being of every person on this island. In plain English - I am in charge here. That's not my idea, that's maritime law. Now maybe you don't like it, maybe I don't - that's the way it's going to have to be. Now is that absolutely clear?