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Release Date:
26 August 1972 (Japan) See more »
Tagline:
The Sky's The Limit For Suspense See more »
Plot:
A crazed Vietnam vet bomber hijacks a Boeing 707 in this disaster film filled with the usual early '70s stereotypes... See more » | Add synopsis »
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Heston takes wing in minor disaster flick See more (29 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order) (verified as complete)

Charlton Heston ... Capt. Henry 'Hank' O'Hara

Yvette Mimieux ... Angela Thacher

James Brolin ... Jerome K. Weber

Claude Akins ... Sgt. Ben Puzo

Jeanne Crain ... Mrs. Clara Shaw

Susan Dey ... Elly Brewster

Roosevelt Grier ... Gary Brown

Mariette Hartley ... Harriet Stevens

Walter Pidgeon ... Sen. Arne Lindner

Ken Swofford ... John Bimonte

Leslie Uggams ... Lovejoy Wells
Ross Elliott ... Harold Shaw

Nicholas Hammond ... Peter Lindner
Mike Henry ... Sam Allen
Jayson Kane ... William Reading (as Jayson William Kane)
Toni Clayton ... Jane Burke

John Hillerman ... Walter Brandt

Kelley Miles ... Hazel Martin
Maureen Connell ... Mrs. O'Hara

John Fiedler ... Robert Grandig
Ed Connelly ... First-Class Passenger #1
Forrest Wood ... First-Class Passenger #2
Wesley Lau ... Stanley Morris
Jenifer Shaw ... Cosmetic Salesgirl
Jack Denbo ... Thompson
Roy Engel ... Pilot
Joe Canutt ... Hunter
Grahame Pratt ... Branson
Genadii Biegouloff ... Russian Leader
Craig Shreeve ... Airline Attendant
Lorna Thayer ... Weber's Mother

Dan White ... Weber's Father
William Martel ... General
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Kenner G. Kemp ... Priest Passenger (uncredited)
Natividad Vacío ... Spanish Passenger (uncredited)

Directed by
John Guillermin 
 
Writing credits
David Harper (novel "Hijacked")

Stanley R. Greenberg 

Produced by
James C. Pratt .... associate producer (as James Pratt)
Walter Seltzer .... producer
 
Original Music by
Perry Botkin Jr. 
 
Cinematography by
Harry Stradling Jr. 
 
Film Editing by
Robert Swink 
 
Art Direction by
Edward C. Carfagno 
 
Set Decoration by
Charles Pierce 
 
Costume Design by
Jack Bear 
 
Makeup Department
Siegfried H. Gelke .... makeup artist
Gloria Montemayor .... hair stylist
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
James W. Gavin .... second unit director
Dick Moder .... assistant director
 
Art Department
Carl Beondé .... property master (as Carl Beonde)
Frank Wesselhoff .... painter (uncredited)
 
Sound Department
Harry W. Tetrick .... sound
Charles M. Wilborn .... sound
Tommy Goodwin .... foley mixer (uncredited)
 
Special Effects by
Ralph Swartz .... special effects
 
Visual Effects by
Bill Hansard .... background projection
 
Stunts
Joe Canutt .... stunts (uncredited)
Robert Sands .... stunt pilot (uncredited)
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Ralph Gerling .... camera operator (as Ralph R. Gerling)
Donald M. Morgan .... photographer: second unit (as Don Morgan)
Doug Byers .... electrician (uncredited)
 
Music Department
William Saracino .... music editor
 
Other crew
Ed Connelly .... technical advisor
Esther Stephenson .... script supervisor
Arthur Wilde .... unit publicist (uncredited)
 
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Additional Details

Also Known As:
"Sky Terror" - USA (TV title)
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Runtime:
101 min
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Color:
Color (Metrocolor)
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2.35 : 1 See more »
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Trivia:
Jeanne Crain's final film appearance.See more »
Goofs:
Errors in geography: The Moscow airport scenes at the end of the movie were actually done at Oakland Metropolitan Airport. You can clearly see its distinctive looking control tower to the right of the screen in the DVD wide screen version of the film.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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Movie Connections:
Edited into "Dr. Shrinker" (1976)See more »

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2 out of 3 people found the following review useful.
Heston takes wing in minor disaster flick, 4 September 2011
Author: Pipesofpeace from Phoenix, AZ

Had this been made by Universal Studios instead of MGM, they might well have called it AIRPORT '72, so closely does it follow the template of that popular disaster movie series; it even casts Charlton Heston as a pilot two years prior to his playing a similar role in AIRPORT 1975. The film introduces us to the personal lives of several passengers, including a U.S. Senator (Walter Pidgeon), a jazz cellist (football legend Roosevelt Grier), a smart-mouthed teenage girl (Susan Dey from The Partridge Family), and a very pregnant lady (Mariette Hartley, who used to do those cute Polaroid commercials with James Garner)who probably shouldn't be flying to begin with at this late stage. There's also an unusually twitchy Vietnam vet on board (hammily played by James Brolin) which should remove all doubt as to who is leaving scary notes on the bathroom mirror and threatening to blow up the plane if his demand to be flown to Moscow isn't met. Yvette Mimieux and Leslie Uggams appear as two of the best-looking flight attendants in aviation history (they were called stewardesses back then, but then again that was a time when you could also smoke openly on a commercial airplane.) TV's Claude Akins shows up in the control tower, essentially playing George Kennedy. This sounds pretty ridiculous, and in some ways it is, but director John Guillermin (The Blue Max, The Towering Inferno) keeps up a brisk pace and makes this quite watchable, for what it is.

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