This made-for-television film documents the takeover of the TWA airliner in flight from Athens to Rome in 1985. The focus is on the flight attendant, Uli Derickson, whose courage and hope helped save all but one of the passengers on the plane. The movie chronicles the first 2 days and the aftermath. Written by
Take-Off Into Terror.
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In the original English version, Castro speaks limited English and Uli translates his orders from German to English and vice versa. This is the same in most dubbed versions (i.e. Uli translates from German to the viewer's language). However, in the European Spanish version, Castro speaks perfect Spanish and no German, and instead of translating his orders (which are already in Spanish), Uli merely repeats them in her own words or adds commentary. See more
The word "Bundesrepublik" ("Federal Republic") on the cover of Uli's German passport is misspelled. See more
[after shooting Robert Stethem and throwing his body on the tarmac
Now they will listen.
Disclaimer on the end credits: "Trans World Airlines has provided technical assistance but in no way has endorsed the production and is not responsible for the truth or accuracy of the content of this program." See more
Referenced in Rewind This!