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The Horror at 37,000 Feet (1973)

Unrated | | Horror | TV Movie 13 February 1973
An invisible demon in the cargo hold of a jet airliner terrorizes the passengers.

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Glenn Farlee
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Mrs. Pinder
Lynn Loring ...
Manya (as Lyn Loring)
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Sheila O'Neill
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Annalik
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Paul Kovalik
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Alan O'Neill
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Dr. Enkalla
Will Hutchins ...
Steve Holcomb
Darleen Carr ...
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Brenda Benet ...
Sally (as Brenda Benét)
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Jim Hawley
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Frank Driscoll
Mia Bendixsen ...
Jodi
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An architect and his wife are flying from London to L.A. with an altar from an ancient abbey secured in the plane's cargo hold. Also aboard the flight are Buddy Ebsen as a pushy millionaire, William Shatner as a drunken, cynical ex-priest, Tammy Grimes as a nutcase, and Chuck Connors as the lantern-jawed pilot. Crew and passengers come into jeopardy when an invisible demon escapes from the altar, and threatens the plane in an effort to destroy the architect's wife. Written by Marty Mckee <mmckee@wkio.com>

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13 February 1973 (USA)  »

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Horror in 37000 Fuß  »

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At one point, William Shatner is seen alone, peering through an airplane window into the night. The shot recreates many similar scenes from Shatner's manic performance in the legendary Twilight Zone entry "Nightmare at 20,000 Feet." See more »

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Visible wire pulling open the crack in the floor. See more »

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Margot: I don't understand. Why did he do it? For those people? You talked to him last. Why?
Dr. Enkalla: Perhaps somehow it was a final act of faith. If there are devils, there must also be gods. I don't know. I have no thoughts.
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Captivating TV movie
11 July 2008 | by (San Francisco) – See all my reviews

I saw this program when it originally aired and I was 13. My entire family watched it together. We found it spell bounding and frightening so much that writing these comments some thirty-five years later I can still recall the thrill of the movie.

The prior comments on Shattner are self-serving and cheap. The film was exciting and fearful and I wish I could get a copy to see it again. William Shattner's performance was very good as his character gained prominence throughout the film.

The whole idea of horror at 37,000 feet has the intensity of a bull in a china shop full of danger.

A high budget production of the movie would be intriguing.


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