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Terror in the Sky (1971)

TV Movie  |   |  Thriller, Drama  |  17 September 1971 (USA)
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On a transcontinental flight, the flight crew suffer from food poisioning and become incapacitated. To save the aircraft, the cabin crew locate a passenger with flying experience. He is ... See full summary »

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On a transcontinental flight, the flight crew suffer from food poisioning and become incapacitated. To save the aircraft, the cabin crew locate a passenger with flying experience. He is coached by an experienced pilot on the ground. Written by Chris Hartcher <hartcher@ozemail.com.au>

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Panik in den Wolken  »

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McClure & McDowall shine...
25 July 2002 | by (Los Angeles, CA) – See all my reviews

I too remember seeing this film, first time (I believe) as part of the "ABC's Tuesday Night Movie Of The Week" series, back in the early 70's, then racked into those late night repeats, that seemed to have lasted for the whole first part of that decade! But I have yet to ever see "Terror..." released in VHS or DVD form...not even BETA, hence the early days! All to say McDowall seemed to shine as a straight-faced, but yet very intense physician...that showed only two types of emotion...Silence & Rage! And, McClure acted exceptionally well in his role...an X-Vietnamer, with all that very clear war imagery still freshly pent up in his mind...hence adding a good dose of paranoia & neurosis, that really added believable chaos and a wee bit of craziness to the script. You see, he flew a "chopper" in Nam...therefore was "elected" by the panicked gang of passengers, to bring the aircraft to a "safe" landing, hence both the pilots incapacitated due to food poisoning. Excellent film still, for them late night video sojourns...but my only question is...why has not any one company ever released this little gem...even to go directly into the $5.99 bargain bin? I will never know...and will forever covet them to do so!


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