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.
Did You Know?
The real Uli Derickson acted as consultant for this film. See more
The exterior shots of the TWA plane indicate it is a Boeing 727-200. However the interior shots show a galley in the middle of the aircraft, which is a feature of the slightly smaller 727-100. See more
Purser Uli Derickson
[singing "Heimatlos" in English
Homeless are many in this world. Homeless and lonesome like me. I earn my money everywhere, but no one's waiting for me. No friends. No lovers. No one's waiting for me. No friends. No lovers. Like it was so long ago.
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!