MOVIEmeter
SEE RANK
Down 7,355 this week

Crash (1978)

TV Movie  |   |  Drama  |  29 October 1978 (USA)
5.5
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 5.5/10 from 152 users  
Reviews: 3 user | 2 critic

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 »

Director:

Writers:

(book), (book), 2 more credits »
0Check in
0Share...

Watch Now

From $10.96 on Amazon Instant Video

"Hand of God" - What to Watch

IMDb sits down with the cast of the thriller drama "Hand of God," including Ron Perlman, Julian Morris, Garret Dillahunt, and Alona Tal.

Watch our interview

User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

a list of 121 titles
created 29 Dec 2011
 
a list of 100 titles
created 14 Mar 2012
 
a list of 67 titles
created 16 Aug 2013
 
list image
a list of 4741 titles
created 9 months ago
 
a list of 23 titles
created 2 months ago
 

Related Items

Search for "Crash" on Amazon.com

Connect with IMDb


Share this Rating

Title: Crash (TV Movie 1978)

Crash (TV Movie 1978) on IMDb 5.5/10

Want to share IMDb's rating on your own site? Use the HTML below.

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of Crash.
Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Action | Sci-Fi | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  

The film adaptation of the H.G.Wells story told on radio of the invasion of Earth by Martians.

Director: Byron Haskin
Stars: Gene Barry, Ann Robinson, Les Tremayne
The Crash (TV Movie 2013)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  

Student Kate Harper returns home for the Christmas break and joins her boyfriend Tom,his brother Brian and friends Rachel,Leah,Ashley and Ethan to go to the pub in two cars. It is a rainy ... See full summary »

Director: Sarah Walker
Stars: Josh Bolt, James Burrows, Christopher Colquhoun
Disaster on the Coastliner (TV Movie 1979)
Action | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.6/10 X  

A vengeful employee of a computer-controlled railway arranges a head-on collision of passenger trains. Can it be stopped?

Director: Richard C. Sarafian
Stars: Lloyd Bridges, Raymond Burr, Robert Fuller
Red Alert (TV Movie 1977)
Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  

A computer at a nuclear power plant malfunctions and receives erroneous information of a radiation leak. It seals off the compound, trapping the crew inside.

Director: William Hale
Stars: William Devane, Michael Brandon, Adrienne Barbeau
Undercover with the KKK (TV Movie 1979)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6/10 X  

The true story of Gary Thomas Rowe, Jr. who worked undercover for the FBI to infiltrate a Ku Klux Klan group in his Alabama hometown and later testified as a key prosecution witness during ... See full summary »

Director: Barry Shear
Stars: Don Meredith, Ed Lauter, Clifton James
Thriller | Action | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.5/10 X  

A South American quasi-revolutionary/guerilla/terrorist and a misled, admiring girl compatriot manage to kidnap the U.S. President during a diplomatic visit to Toronto. With a nondescript ... See full summary »

Director: George Mendeluk
Stars: William Shatner, Hal Holbrook, Van Johnson
Bridge Across Time (TV Movie 1985)
Horror
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5/10 X  

London Bridge, London, England, 1888. Jack the Ripper dies in the Thames river. London Bridge, Lake Havasu, Arizona, 1985. The last original stone used to rebuild the London Bridge is laid,... See full summary »

Director: E.W. Swackhamer
Stars: David Hasselhoff, Stepfanie Kramer, Randolph Mantooth
Crash! (1977)
Horror
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.4/10 X  

Jealous invalid husband tries to kill sexy blond wife, who uses occult powers and devices to try to kill him.

Director: Charles Band
Stars: José Ferrer, Sue Lyon, John Ericson
The Ghost of Flight 401 (TV Movie 1978)
Mystery | Drama | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.1/10 X  

An aircraft crashes in the Florida Everglades, killing 103 passengers. After the wreckage is removed, salvageable parts from the plane are used to repair other aircraft. Soon passengers and... See full summary »

Director: Steven Hilliard Stern
Stars: Ernest Borgnine, Gary Lockwood, Tina Chen
The Horror at 37,000 Feet (TV Movie 1973)
Horror
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.7/10 X  

An architect and his wife are flying from London to L.A. with an altar from an ancient abbey secured in the plane's cargo hold. Also aboard the flight are Buddy Ebsen as a pushy millionaire... See full summary »

Director: David Lowell Rich
Stars: Chuck Connors, Buddy Ebsen, Tammy Grimes
Power (TV Movie 1980)
Action | Biography | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.9/10 X  

Loosely based on the life of Jimmy Hoffa, this traces the rise of Tommy Vanda (Joe Don Baker) from a Chicago dock worker to an influential labor leader who, like Hoffa, finds himself behind... See full summary »

Directors: Barry Shear, Virgil W. Vogel
Stars: Joe Don Baker, Karen Black, David Groh
SST: Death Flight (TV Movie 1977)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 3.8/10 X  

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.

Director: David Lowell Rich
Stars: Barbara Anderson, Bert Convy, Peter Graves
Edit

Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
...
Carl Tobias
...
Veronica Daniels
...
Camille Lawrence
Christopher Connelly ...
Mike Tagliarino
...
Emily Mulwray
...
Jerry Grant
...
Lesley Fuller
...
Sophie Cross
...
Evan Walsh
...
Philip Mulwray
Gerald S. O'Loughlin ...
Larry Cross
Artie Shaw ...
Elderly Passenger
Joe Silver ...
Alvin Jessop
Laraine Stephens ...
Ginny Duffy
W.K. Stratton ...
Ray Ordway
Edit

Storyline

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>

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Genres:

Drama

Certificate:

See all certifications »
Edit

Details

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

29 October 1978 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Crash of Flight 401  »

Filming Locations:


Company Credits

Production Co:

 »
Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

|

Sound Mix:

Color:

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

'Bob Crane' - actor from Hogan's Heroes - was originally cast in this movie, but was murdered before filming commenced. See more »

Goofs

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 »

Connections

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

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

Standard 70's Disaster Film based on real events
11 December 2002 | by (USA) – See all my reviews

As with the other user comment, Crash follows the real life story of the first crash of a jumbo jet, Eastern Airlines flight 401. Based on the excellent book by Rob and Sara Elder, the film, however, takes liberties with the facts. Most obvious is the William Shatner character, which must have been added as a narrative device but didn't exist in real life. Further, the films conclusion as to what caused the crash is wrong - not following the book nor the NTSB findings.


1 of 2 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
This was bugging me for decades tim-stein
Discuss Crash (1978) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?