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The Taking of Flight 847: The Uli Derickson Story (1988)

TV Movie  |   |  Drama  |  2 May 1988 (USA)
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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 ... See full summary »

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Uli Derickson
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Castro
Sandy McPeak ...
Captain Testrake
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Phil Maresca
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Audrey
Laurie Walters ...
Jane
Joseph Nasser ...
Saiid
Barry Jenner ...
Ben Zimmerman
Valorie Armstrong ...
Woman in red coat
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Russell
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Robert Stethem
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Weisman
Lynn Tufeld ...
Mrs. Weisman
Edwin Gerard ...
Dr. Panos
Bridget Hoffman ...
Mrs. Panos
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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 mike407

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Take-Off Into Terror.

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Trivia

The real Uli Derickson acted as consultant for this film. See more »

Goofs

When Uli reads the seat allocation of the pregnant woman and her husband they are in 'B' and 'C' seats, the next scene Uli is settling them into the 'D' and 'E' seats (other side of the aisle) - an earlier reference to the 'A' seat being on 'their right' supports this. See more »

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Flight Attendant Audrey: Only one day for a layover. How's a girl supposed to work on her tan?
Flight Attendant Jane: Oh, Audrey! Think about it. What other job pays you to get a suntan?
Purser Uli Derickson: How about a lifeguard?
Flight Attendant Audrey: Lifeguard! Yeah! And there's a cheap wardrobe!
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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 »

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18 February 2005 | by (As far away from bankers as possible) – See all my reviews

Uli, if you have have some medication left over, I would like some.

Just why should they be releasing garbage like this on UK TV ( at this time)? Utter utter bolox, one of those films that ages before it was even put in the can.

Nothing on a plane equates to the passenger situation, even in the mid eighties. Wheres the sweat, the compression/decompression/noise. Only realistic detail is the in flight entertainment (nothing). even the meal given to the beaten man is too good to be true.

The main 'terrorist' is able to parle Englisch within a half hour of the movie, even though his chums on board have never recognised (recognized?) the language. and then one of his friends wants to marry the German speaking hostess - I can in a warped sense of reality imagine this, it takes toasted Stilton cheese before an early bedtime, and I would give the benefit of the doubt, but why ?.

Give all the film crew and cast a towel, facing East, towards Backpool, or anywhere, just to hide their heads in shame. Complete drivel


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