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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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Dr. Joseph Mannheim
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Cathy Armello
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Susan Mackenzie (as Maggie Blye)
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Greco
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Marshal Riese
Tom Drake ...
Harry Jensen
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Cindy Jensen
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Belson (as Harry Rhodes)
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Glen Meyer
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Terry Dunlap
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Kitty Douglass
William Bryant ...
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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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Another airborne adventure...
5 June 2002 | by (Athens, Greece) – See all my reviews

This film is of the typical disaster films of the 70's; aircrafts that almost crash, hijacks, engine failures, terrorist acts and so on. The amazing thing about them is the great performances by great actors; in such films, we saw actors like Charlton Heston, George Kennedy, Jack Lemmon, Alain Delon, Christopher Lee and so on...

In this film, David Janssen in a great performance (one more time), as a man in his 40's that has his own problems in his life, and apart from that, he has a rendez-vous with the bullet of a prisoner that wants to escape. The film script limits the abilities of the actor to perform; however, the film is a pleasant adventure/drama.

5 out of 10.


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