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Mayday at 40,000 Feet! (1976)

TV Movie  -   -  Adventure  -  12 November 1976 (USA)
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The co-pilot and engineer of a passenger jet struggle to keep the plane airborne until it can reach an open airfield after a killer aboard the plane fires a gun at an engine and pilot of the plane.

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Captain Pete Douglass
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Mike Fuller
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Stan Burkhart
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Cathy Armello
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Greco
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Harry Jensen
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Cindy Jensen
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Glen Meyer
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Terry Dunlap
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Kitty Douglass
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The co-pilot and engineer of a passenger jet struggle to keep the plane airborne until it can reach an open airfield after a killer aboard the plane fires a gun at an engine and pilot of the plane.

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Boing 707 - Panikos stous aitheres  »

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24 November 2003 | by (Isle Of Bute , Scotland) – See all my reviews

I can imagine the pitch at the TV execs office went something like this

" You know what everyone watches at the cinema these days ? Disaster movies , so let`s get everyone out of the cinema back into the home with a disaster movie for TV "

" Great idea . We`ll get a well known TV actor and some Oscar winning actor everyone has forgotten about . How we gonna come up with a new slant on the genre ? "

" that`s easy we set it on a plane just like in AIRPORT except , except there`s a mad psycho killer aboard the plane . We could even get that crazy guy from EARTHQUAKE to play the psycho "

" With an idea and casting like that that there`s no way we can fail with this TV movie "

I beg to differ because as someone who`s seen MAYDAY AT 40,000 FEET it is a failure because someone forgot to write an interesting script


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