A plane crashes just after takeoff and the only survivor, the pilot, walks out of the wreckage. He doesn't remember the crash, but 300 passengers and crew are dead. As the investigation goes on people are wanting answers.

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Hobbs
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Priest
Angela Punch McGregor ...
Beth (as Angela Punch-McGregor)
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Tewson
Lorna Lesley ...
Susan
Ralph Cotterill ...
Slater
Adrian Wright ...
Goodwin
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Boy
Kirk Alexander ...
Dr. Martindale
Jon Nicholls ...
Jackson
Roger Cardwell ...
Flight Engineer
Jenufa Scott-Roberts ...
Stewardess
John Edmund ...
Goswell
Denzil Howson ...
Rogan
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Keller is an experienced pilot whose plane crashes in a field near a town. He ends up being the sole survivor, but he's unable to remember what happened that caused the plane to crash. He also can't explain how come he's the only one who survived without even a scratch while everyone else on board died. A local female psychic, Hobbs, who's been having visions ever since the night of the crash, and Keller's own sense of survivor's guilt convince Keller that he needs to get to the bottom of things. Meanwhile, some of the children killed in the crash begin appearing to some of the locals and an eerie series of strange deaths occurs. Keller and Hobbs approach the local priest, who seem to be the only one in town who believes in Keller's innocence and Hobbs disturbing visions.

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Pilot Error...Or Supernatural Terror? Only One Man Can Tell! See more »


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9 July 1981 (Australia)  »

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Aterrorizante Confronto Final  »

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AUD 1,300,000 (estimated)
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Trivia

First of two Australian theatrical feature films that were directed by David Hemmings in the early 1980s. The second was Treasure of the Yankee Zephyr (1981). See more »

Goofs

The pilot is seen switching off the "No Smoking" and "Fasten Seat Belt" signs almost immediately the plane is airborne, yet just a few seconds later it can be seen that the wheels have not been retracted. The signs would have been kept lit until the plane was well into the air, which would be some time after the wheels had been retracted. See more »

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Featured in Katarina's Nightmare Theater: The Survivor (2012) See more »

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A curio
30 January 2004 | by See all my reviews

The screenplay was certainly absorbing,but David Hemmings did not do a good job with it.It arguably has the seeds which spawn such later works as "fearless" (1994) and "unbreakable" ,but directing cannot pull it off properly,despite of its cast including Robert Powell whose strange looks were tailor-made for the part,Jenny Agutter who seems to be waiting for something to happen concerning her character,and Joseph Cotten whose end of career cannot compare favorably with Hitchcock and Welles works :here he is totally wasted .Interesting because of its connection with the later developments of the fantastic.


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