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A crazed Vietnam vet bomber hijacks a Boeing 707 in this disaster film filled with the usual early '70s stereotypes, and demands to be taken to Russia.

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
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Capt. Henry 'Hank' O'Hara
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Angela Thacher
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Jerome K. Weber
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Sgt. Ben Puzo
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Mrs. Clara Shaw
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Gary Brown
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Harriet Stevens
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Sen. Arne Lindner
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John Bimonte
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Ross Elliott ...
Harold Shaw
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Peter Lindner
Mike Henry ...
Sam Allen
Jayson Kane ...
William Reading (as Jayson William Kane)
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A crazed Vietnam vet bomber hijacks a Boeing 707 in this disaster film filled with the usual early '70s stereotypes, and demands to be taken to Russia. Written by Marty McKee <mmckee@wkio.com>

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The Sky's The Limit For Suspense See more »


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Release Date:

26 August 1972 (Japan)  »

Also Known As:

Sky Terror  »

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$2,700,000 (estimated)
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2.35 : 1
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Trivia

John Fiedler's voice is obviously dubbed in this film. (Perhaps it was decided in post-production that Fiedler's own characteristic squeaky, high-pitched voice was too off-putting in what was intended to be a suspenseful drama.) See more »

Goofs

The aircraft they exit from at the end of the film is a cargo aircraft. The aircraft is a Boeing 707-300C, which contains a large cargo door on the left side. The aircraft serves a dual purpose and can be converted to cargo use from a passenger aircraft. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
John Bimonte: [Hank is doing his walk-around the aircraft] Hey, Hank! Ready to go.
Capt. Henry 'Hank' O'Hara: Wrong! You got a broken cowling latch here.
John Bimonte: What the hell? I'll get right on it.
Capt. Henry 'Hank' O'Hara: Take all the time you want, John. You got 10 minutes.
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Spoofed in Drive-In (1976) See more »

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Under-rated airline movie
28 May 2011 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I just revisited this after not seeing it since I was 12 in a theater. I must say, this movie holds up quite well. Yes, it is dated in places, but a 40-year old film naturally will be. Good suspense, a little soap opera fluff here and there, but never gets in the way of the story. Much more serious in overall tone than "Airport" from just a couple years earlier. Brolin is excellent as the crazed ex-soldier, and Heston is very good, in probably one of his last good roles. I would recommend this for both disaster-movie buffs, and aviation buffs, as it delivers for both. Also, gotta love Partridge Susan Dey in probably her first motion picture after her TV success.


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