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The Disappearance of Flight 412 (1974)

TV Movie  |   |  Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi  |  1 October 1974 (USA)
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Colonel Pete Moore is commander of the Whitney Radar Test Group, which has been experiencing electrical difficulties aboard its aircraft. To ferret out the problem, he sends a four-man crew... See full summary »

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Cast overview, first billed only:
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Col. Pete Moore
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Maj. Mike Dunning
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Capt. Roy Bishop
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Ckapt. Cliff Riggs
Guy Stockwell ...
Lt. Col. Trottman
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Lt. Tony Podryski
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2nd Lt. Ferguson (as Stanley Clay)
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Smith (as Jonathan Lippe)
Jack Ging ...
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White
Edward Winter ...
Mr. Cheer
Simon Scott ...
Col. Freeman Barns
Kent Smith ...
Gen. Enright
Cynthia Hayward ...
Nina Moore
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Colonel Pete Moore is commander of the Whitney Radar Test Group, which has been experiencing electrical difficulties aboard its aircraft. To ferret out the problem, he sends a four-man crew on Flight 412. Shortly into the test, the jet picks up three blips on radar, and subsequently, two fighters scramble and mysteriously disappear. At this point, Flight 412 is monitored and forced to land by Digger Control, a top-level, military intelligence group that debunks UFO information. The intrepid colonel, kept in the dark about his crew, decides to investigate the matter himself. Written by Rick Gregory <rag.apa@email.apa.org>

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Az eltűnt járat rejtélye  »

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The last completed film of Kent Smith. See more »

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As AF412 is preparing to take off, the tower instructs the pilot to "Squawk 3138". The "Squawk" is a four-digit transponder code using only digits in the Octal number system, i.e. 0-7. Therefore it is impossible to "Squawk 3138". See more »

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Narrator: This is a UFO - an Unidentified Flying Object. It was photographed at Santa Catalina Island in April of 1966. Look at it again. Closely. Hundreds, even thousands of witnesses have seen similar things appear in the sky. Persons living miles from others have testified independently that UFOs have appeared in a specific place at a specific time.
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Brought the whole concept of an official cover up out in the open
14 September 2011 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Once upon a time movies used to be made for TV, and this was one of the better ones. Others have done a good job of encapsulating the plot and cast of characters, so I won't rehash that. For those looking for exciting chases and special effects, this is not your movie. Rather it is a character study, and a good one at that. The crux is openness and truthfulness versus secrecy and obfuscation. Do the people have a right to know the truth about what our government is doing? Under what circumstances is secrecy acceptable? Who watchers the watchers? Serious questions, and just as valid today, if not more so than in 1974, when this movie was made.


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