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Crash (1978)

TV Movie  -   -  Drama  -  29 October 1978 (USA)
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True story recounting the crash of Eastern Airlines flight 401, which crashed in the Everglades while on approach to Miami in December 1972. Accurate in many respects, the movie goes ... See full summary »

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True story recounting the crash of Eastern Airlines flight 401, which crashed in the Everglades while on approach to Miami in December 1972. Accurate in many respects, the movie goes through the events leading up to the crash, the crash itself, and the rescue effort afterwards. Written by Trent Nickson <callisto@zip.com.au>

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Helen Forrest, who has been Artie Shaw's most famous band vocalist, was offered a role as one of Shaw's fellow airplane passengers, but wasn't available to do it. See more »

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When the Flight Attendants arrive into New York on another aircraft the plane they disembark from has a pointed red livery - that of another L1011 operator at the time; TWA. Eastern had a two tone blue livery. Also as they are running late to catch 401 most of the Cabin Crew leave the incoming aircraft with the passengers leaving only two Flight Attendants on board - something that would have not been permitted as there would be no Flight Attendants guarding the remaining emergency exits during disembarkation (in case they need to evacuate the passengers) See more »

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Follows The Ghost of Flight 401 (1978) See more »

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Very well done
2 November 2003 | by (Germany) – See all my reviews

There were two different tv films made in 1978 about the crash of the L-1011 Jet Flight 401 in December 1972 where almost 100 people died. In the Ghost of Flight 401 with Ernest Borgnine, they explored the supernatural aspect of this tragedy where the ghosts of Robert Loft and Don Repo were seen on other planes that had parts taken from the wreckage. John G. Fuller wrote a very interesting book on the subject. It doesn't matter if you believe in ghosts or not, it still made for a wonderful book and a fine movie. Its astounding to me that this terrible tragedy took place because of a three cent light bulb burning out. When Flight 401 was making its final approach to Miami, they started to put the landing gear down, but the light that signalled this wasn't working for some reason. Captain Loft send Flight Engineer Repo and another man into the cargo hold of the plane to examine the landing gear. During this time, he put the plane on automatic pilot while they were dealing with this crisis. It is believed that Loft or the co-pilot Burt Stockstill bumped the automatic pilot and turned it off. The plane began a very steep dive into the swamp that they did not detect until it was too late! Far too late! Crash has a very impressive cast, everyone from Eddie Albert as the pilot to Sharon Gless (before she was on Cagney and Lacey) to Adrienne Barbeau to Lorraine Gary. Its like one of those Airport movies they made where they introduce you to the characters, set the scene and then create the disaster and then you get to see who lives and who dies! Considering the fact that this film was made a quarter century ago when special effects weren't what they are today, the part when they re-enact the crash of the plane is very realistic and very chilling. You feel like you are on the plane experiencing the whole damn thing! William Shatner portrays the crash "detective" who tries to solve the mystery. Shatner was never one of my favorites, he has an overwhelming ego that you can see a mile off! I cannot believe he got so far on so little! However, this film has enough positive points to recommend it.


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