On its maiden flight, the crew of America's first supersonic transport learns that it may not be able to land, due to an act of sabotage and a deadly flu onboard.

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Cutlass Aircraft has just completed America's first supersonic jetliner, and a host of celebrities and other important people have booked tickets for the maiden voyage, including former sportscaster Lyle Kingman (Martin Milner) and his ex-wife (Susan Strasberg), CEO Paul Whitley (Peter Graves), a soon-to-be married couple (John de Lancie and Season Hubley), Cutlass PR man Tim Vernon (Bert Convy) and his girlfriend Angela (Misty Rowe), television reporter Carla Stanley (Barbara Anderson), grounded pilot Hank Fairbanks (Doug McClure), and legendary aircraft designer Willy Basset (Burgess Meredith). Unfortunately the plane's hydraulic system has been sabotaged by a disgruntled Cutlass engineer (George Maharis), and last-minute passenger Dr. Therman (Brock Peters) has brought a deadly strain of influenza aboard. With no working controls at 60,000 feet over the Atlantic, Captain Walsh (Robert Reed), McClure, Meredith, and Cutlass VP Marshall Cole (Lorne Greene), have to find a way to get ... Written by Christopher M. Buckey

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ONE HOUR AFTER TAKE OFF...SUDDENLY IT HAPPENS! The Inaugural Flight of America's First SST. 250 People Trapped By a Deadly Menace on a Supersonic Giant...And No Airport in the World Will Let Them Land!

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Peter Graves and John de Lancie, who played romantic rivals here, would again square off as adversaries in the premiere episode of Mission: Impossible (1988). de Lancie would also go on to co-star in the air disaster TV movie Final Descent (1997), which was similarly set on an airliner with inoperative controls. See more »

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Awful but interesting.
9 December 2000 | by (Akron, Ohio.) – See all my reviews

This was a terrible made for TV film, but it was fun to see which stars were in it. Of course, that's the only interest at all in this otherwise worthless flick. The plot isn't exciting, the acting not very good, and it basically suffers from "Bad-70's-TV-Movie-itis". But, like I said before, it's fun to watch all of the stars in one bad movie. And this film got one step further: it was riffed by MST3K back when the show was on KTMA TV-23. Now that was an experience, all the stars in one big bad movie while being riffed on by Joel & the 'bots. How could you go wrong?


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