6.1/10
369
14 user 1 critic

The Ghost of Flight 401 (1978)

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 »

Writers:

(teleplay) (as Robert Malcolm Young), (book)
Reviews
Nominated for 1 Primetime Emmy. See more awards »
Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.9/10 X  

A naive Texas beauty queen, seeking Hollywood stardom, quickly learns the realities of the business after attending an unethical modeling school.

Director: Robert Greenwald
Stars: Kim Basinger, Vivian Blaine, Fabian
Dog and Cat (TV Series 1977)
Drama | Crime
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  

Cop show about a veteran detective and his sexy younger female partner.

Stars: Lou Antonio, Kim Basinger, Matt Clark
Fantasy | Horror
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  

Jonathan Harker begets the ire of Count Dracula after he accepts a job at the vampire's castle under false pretenses.

Director: Terence Fisher
Stars: Peter Cushing, Christopher Lee, Michael Gough
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 invisible demon in the cargo hold of a jet airliner terrorizes the passengers.

Director: David Lowell Rich
Stars: Chuck Connors, Buddy Ebsen, Tammy Grimes
Hard Country (1981)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.2/10 X  

Ambitious young Jodie wants more out of life than the small Texas country town she lives in has to offer. Jodie realizes that in order to pursue her dreams she will have to leave Texas and ... See full summary »

Director: David Greene
Stars: Jan-Michael Vincent, Kim Basinger, Michael Parks
Killjoy (TV Movie 1981)
Mystery | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7/10 X  

Story of a young woman's murder and the people who become involved with it.

Director: John Llewellyn Moxey
Stars: Kim Basinger, Robert Culp, Stephen Macht
Dog and Cat (TV Movie 1977)
Action | Crime | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  

A veteran detective loses his partner in a shooting while they are investigating a gangster who is controlling the local porno rackets. He is stunned to discover that the new partner he is assigned is not only a rookie, but a female.

Director: Bob Kelljan
Stars: Lou Antonio, Kim Basinger, Matt Clark
Night of Terror (TV Movie 1972)
Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  

A hired killer hunts down a schoolteacher to get something she has. She doesn't know what it is, but he's already killed twice to get it.

Director: Jeannot Szwarc
Stars: Martin Balsam, Catherine Burns, Chuck Connors
Crime | Drama | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.4/10 X  

A woman is released from prison, an expert bank robber who wants to settle down and go straight, but her parole officer and her former employer try to get her to pull one more heist.

Director: Russell Mulcahy
Stars: Kim Basinger, Val Kilmer, Terence Stamp
Mother Lode (1982)
Adventure | Mystery | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.3/10 X  

A couple of youngish adventurers go into the wilderness of British Columbia in search of a lost colleague. Their plane crashes and they find themselves at the mercy of a crazed old Scottish... See full summary »

Directors: Charlton Heston, Fraser C. Heston
Stars: Charlton Heston, Kim Basinger, Nick Mancuso
Nadine (1987)
Comedy | Mystery | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.5/10 X  

In 1950s Texas, a woman trying to recover sexy photos of herself and divorce her husband witnesses a murder and uncovers corrupt land dealings.

Director: Robert Benton
Stars: Jeff Bridges, Kim Basinger, Rip Torn
Crash (TV Movie 1978)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.6/10 X  

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: Barry Shear
Stars: William Shatner, Adrienne Barbeau, Brooke Bundy
Edit

Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
...
...
Jordan Evanhower
...
Val
...
Tom Clancy ...
Dutch
...
Bert Stockwell
...
Loft
...
Bill Bowdish
...
Les Garrick
...
Barton
Carol Eve Rossen ...
Maria Cimoli (as Carol Rossen)
...
Andrews
Ted Hartley
...
Bailey
Edit

Storyline

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 crew on those aircraft report seeing what they believe to be the ghost of the wrecked airplane's flight engineer. Written by Anonymous

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis


Edit

Details

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

18 February 1978 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Der Geist von Flug 401  »

Company Credits

Production Co:

 »
Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Color:

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

Not all the exterior/in flight shots are of an L-1011. Some of the shots used are actually darkened shots of Boeing 727s in flight. The difference is that on a 727, the rear tail assembly features wings above the fuselage and all 3 engines are located in proximity. On an L-1011, the two main engines are on the front wings and the tail engine is above the rear cabin but the rear wings are level with the front wings. See more »

Quotes

Narrator: Some of those who saw the ghost feared open discussion would jeopardize their jobs...
Narrator: The log books were replaced... access to them was denied by the airline...
Narrator: However, salvaged parts installed in other L-1011's were ordered removed...
Narrator: Since the "soul rescue," which took place in the late winter of 1974 in the New England home of an airline pilot, not a single reappearance of "The Ghost of Flight 401" has been reported.
See more »

Connections

Followed by Crash (1978) See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
The Book Was Better
19 July 2014 | by (North America) – See all my reviews

Based on the book by John G. Fuller. this TV movie portrays the aftermath of the crash of flight 401 into the Florida Everglades on a late December night in 1972, where reports that the ghost of the flight engineer(played by Ernest Borgnine) appeared to passengers and crew on other planes that had used salvaged parts from 401, and the skeptical airline's attempt to crush the rumors, which proves futile when credible witnesses(like other pilots and stewardesses) claimed to have seen the ghost as well...

Simplified and condensed version of the interesting book is a misfire, suffering from unimaginative direction and a sappy score. Costars Kim Basinger, and Russell Johnson as Captain Loft. Not yet on DVD, but can be found on YouTube.


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

Message Boards

Recent Posts
The Ghost of Flight 401 vhs or dvd grapesho529
Release on DVD/VHS plwood625
Is this the movie my mom old me about? druppelstop
Dom's/Repo's voice? Eratrosceles
Hey! it makes no sense tvnutt
availiable on the youtube... traitorjoe666
Discuss The Ghost of Flight 401 (1978) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?