American based Federation World Airlines has just acquired a Concorde jet, which will make its inaugural commercial flight from Washington D.C. to Paris and then to Moscow as a goodwill ... See full summary »
In 1945, as World War Two comes to a close, five small time crooks unite to form a gang. After several bold robberies they become notorious as "the front-wheel drive gang". The police ... See full summary »
Under the influence of drugs, a teenager, Eddy, kills a policeman. His father, Jacques, pleads extenuating circumstances and nearly succeeds in gaining the confidence of the policeman's widow. But the press reveals that Jacques is an ex-gangster who has spent time in prison.
American based Federation World Airlines has just acquired a Concorde jet, which will make its inaugural commercial flight from Washington D.C. to Paris and then to Moscow as a goodwill gesture prior to the 1980 Olympic Games. Among those on board is Maggie Whelan, a television reporter, who is taking both legs of the trip. Just after boarding at Dulles International Airport, she receives documents conclusively and unequivocally stating that her boyfriend, Dr. Kevin Harrison, the Chairman of Harrison Industries, an aerospace contractor, is complicit of illegally selling arms to enemy regimes. Regardless, Maggie loves Kevin, who vows to do the right thing by making a public statement to his illegal activities. Maggie also intends on making an on-air report of the story once she arrives in Moscow. Kevin, however, has other thoughts. He plans on destroying the documents, the most convenient way being to bring down the Concorde with Maggie aboard, initially having the attack on the plane ... Written by
Planes, jets, copters and flying machines featured in the film included an Aérospatiale-BAC Concorde 101; a Dassault Mystère Falcon 20 GF jet; a McDonnell Douglas F-4 Phantom II jet; an Air France Boeing 727-228 Advanced aircraft; an Air France A300B2-101 Airbus; a pair of USAF McDonnell Douglas F-15E Eagle jets; a KLM McDonnell Douglas DC-9-32 jet; various French air-force Dassault Mirage F1 jets; a Gates Lear Jet 25A light-aircraft; an Air France Sud Aviation SE 210 Caravelle III aircraft; an Agusta-Bell 206 JetRanger II helicopter and a Raven S-50A hot-air balloon. See more »
When the Concorde turns upside down, the passengers' hair stays in place. See more »
Capt. Joe Patroni:
Wait a minute! That perfume of yours smells awfully familiar.
[Patroni gives a funny look to Metrand. He and Isabelle are surprised that Patroni figures out they are involved]
[to Metrand; angry tone]
Je te remercie! On peut avoir confiance en toi!
[subtitle translation: Thanks a lot! You can have confidence in you!]
Capt. Joe Patroni:
What did she say?
Capt. Paul Metrand:
Probably the same as you say in English.
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This movie is scary at times, perhaps no more so than when a naked George Kennedy tells his hooker girlfriend he wants a little more sugar. Thankfully his nakedness is covered by a blanket, but the image is still more horrifying than anything you're likely to find in, for example, Schindler's List.
The dialog in this film was inspiring; it inspired me to watch another movie. In one scene, when a stewardess remarks about male pilots, Kennedy asks, "Why do you think it's called a 'cock' pit?" Charming.
And yes, contrary to what some have written, this film is very, very bad.
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