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Shootdown (1988)

TV Movie  |   |  Drama  |  28 November 1988 (USA)
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Nan Moore, the mother of one of the victims of the aero accident of the Korean Air Lines in 1983 where the plane was shot down over the Soviet Union, tries to find the truth of what ... See full summary »

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Nan Moore, the mother of one of the victims of the aero accident of the Korean Air Lines in 1983 where the plane was shot down over the Soviet Union, tries to find the truth of what happened on that particular flight. But she finds only a wall of silence and lots of trouble with the authorities... Written by Volker Boehm

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Factually wrong
31 July 2004 | by (Bracebridge Ont) – See all my reviews

The flight in question originated in Toronto, not New York. Why is that so difficult to handle. This is a movie that tries to present a logical argument to bolster a premise. Yet it deliberately falsifies a key fact. So how can you believe anything else in the film? Why could the principals not have taken a connecting flight to Toronto. Contrary to Hollywood myth, Toronto does have an airport into which most of the world's major airlines have flights. The airport even has indoor plumbing! Even after that outrageous and unnecessary "poetic licence" the film is weak with mediocre acting and mundane production values. Obviously a low budget piece of work. Angela Lansbury was a divinely inspired wrong choice for the female star.


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