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A luxury 747 carrying valuable art work is hijacked and lands in the ocean, submerged in shallow water. Will the crew and passengers make it off before the plane floods with water? Written by
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I have even become a flight attendant because of this film and the movie Survive ( the Rene Cardeno Jr version).
I could pick this movie to bits. However I will not as it is there for pure entertainment and entertain it does.
I have always wondered if there was a longer version though. As a child i remember it being shown over two nights the same with earthquake. If anyone can help with this and verify if there is a longer version let us know. If you want some disaster fun this is it. A plane crashes into the sea and survivor's must fight for their lives. Some may make it and some may not. Oliva DE Havilland does look out of place in this movie I think this is because she was a great star and a disaster movie just did not seem to be a role she would do. the same with Gloria Swanson who also ended up in a disaster movie. But we all must eat.
Lee Grant steals the show this could be debatable but I believe she does as a booze drinking socialite.
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