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Flight 90: Disaster on the Potomac (1984)

TV Movie  -   -  Drama  -  1 April 1984 (USA)
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Flight 90: Disaster on the Potomac is a true story based on the crash of Air Florida flight 90 on January 13, 1982 in Washington D.C. This movie follows the main players throughout the day,... See full summary »

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Title: Flight 90: Disaster on the Potomac (TV Movie 1984)

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Nominated for 2 Primetime Emmys. Another 1 win. See more awards »
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Cast

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Patricia 'Nikki' Felch
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Burt Hamilton
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Joe Stiley
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Roger Olian
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Arland Williams
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Marilyn Nichols
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Dishevelled Man
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Jose Tirado
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Barbara Hamilton
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Jordan
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Lenny Skutnik
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Flight 90: Disaster on the Potomac is a true story based on the crash of Air Florida flight 90 on January 13, 1982 in Washington D.C. This movie follows the main players throughout the day, with a lot of care taken to re-create what actually went wrong, who died, and who survived. There is a lot of actual footage from the day, as well as accurate representations of aircraft type and airline. Written by Trent Nickson <callisto@zip.com.au>

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Incorporated original television footage of the survivors as they clung to wreckage and chunks of ice in the freezing water of the Potomac. See more »

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Some close-up shots of the parked Boeing 737 in Miami show its registration as being N81AF. The real registration of the aircraft was N62AF, accurately depicted in the flight deck. See more »

Quotes

Marilyn Nichols: You're here before me? I don't believe it!
Donna Adams: The first time and probably the last! I can't explain it. It was like any other morning. I figured to be late as usual. But I got a clean road right away, the car turned on immediately, and there was no back of traffic. It's an unusual day.
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Edited from Lost Flight (1970) See more »

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Surprisingly Well Done
9 March 2000 | by (USA) – See all my reviews

This is a movie that should be put on video. It is very well done and very accurate. I haven't seen it since it originally aired on network television, but I still remember it very well. I remember the character played by Donnelly Rhodes kept passing his opportunity to escape to other survivors. It was heart-breaking to watch that play out. I remember Richard Masur's character trying to swim out to assist the survivors. I remember the woman who lost her husband and baby trying to find her will to survive. I was young when it aired and I remember people making a big deal about it the days leading up to it because it was so effective and accurate. I know I'd love to see it again.


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