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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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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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Jose Tirado
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Barbara Hamilton
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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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THE TRUE STORY. [Video] See more »

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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 »

Goofs

Air Florida flight 90 is a Boeing 737 throughout the movie, but the scene right before the impact shows instead a McDonnell Douglas DC-9. See more »

Quotes

Donna Olian: [answers the phone at work] Naval recruitment?
Roger Olian: Welfare. Go home.
Donna Olian: [smiles] Is that an order?
Roger Olian: Yeah, because if you don't get moving out, the way it's coming down, you may get snowed in.
Donna Olian: And saved by 200 able-bodied seamen?
Roger Olian: Of course, if that appeals to you.
Donna Olian: [chuckles] I'm on my way. What about you?
Roger Olian: First, I've got to exercise.
Donna Olian: [rolls her eyes] Goodbye, Roger.
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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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