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The President's Plane Is Missing (1973)

TV Movie  |   |  Drama  |  23 October 1973 (USA)
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An incompetent Vice President is in control of the government after the President's plane mysteriously disappears with him on board.

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
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Vice President Kermit Madigan
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Mark Jones
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Gunther Damon
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Secretary Of State Freeman Sharkey
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Hester Madigan
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George Oldenburg
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Joanna Spencer
James Wainwright ...
Gen. Dunbar
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Sen. Bert Haines
Joseph Campanella ...
Col. Doug Henderson
Richard Eastham ...
General Colton
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Major Earl Foster (as James B. Smith)
Maida Severn ...
Judy Nance
Ivan Bonar ...
Colonel to Dunbar
Gary Haynes ...
Rod Pitcher
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While on the brink of a military confrontation with China, Air Force One crashes in the desert, killing the President. This brings Vice-President Kermit Madigan to power who, having been left in the dark by the president, must now rely on his predecessor's aides to guide him. But they have markedly different viewpoints and hidden agendas. Will he blunder his way into a nuclear exchange with the Chinese? Written by Alfred Jingle

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23 October 1973 (USA)  »

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El presidente ha desaparecido  »

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Filmed in 1971 but delayed for airing by ABC because that was the year of President Richard Nixon's trip to China and they didn't want to show the Chinese as villains. See more »

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As the bodies from the crash are being recovered, Mark Jones walks up to General Dunbar and addresses him as Colonel Dunbar. See more »

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well-done adaptation of Serling book ...
10 August 2000 | by (Columbus, OH USA) – See all my reviews

I saw this on TV back in the 1970s, and again on video in the 1990s. It is a well-done political/mystery movie, a pleasant evening's diversion. The cast and plot are solid. I read Robert J. Serling's novel recently; the movie holds up well against the book.


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