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Miracle Landing (1990)

Not Rated | | Drama | TV Movie 11 February 1990
A passenger jet loses a portion of its fuselage in flight over Hawaii and is forced to make an emergency landing.



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Cast overview, first billed only:
Michelle Honda (as Ana-Alicia)
B.J. Cocker
Kathleen Bailey ...
James Grant Benton ...
Ray Bumatai ...
Gilbert Kili Honda
Glenn Cannon ...
Roy Wesler
David S. Cass Sr. ...
Sonny Tompkins


"Miss, what's that?" the kid asked the stewardess, pointing to a small crack that he noticed in celing above him. At that point, the crack widens and the entire roof of the airplane is ripped off. Based on a true story. Written by Kevin Soucy <serpent2@ix.netcom.com>

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11 February 1990 (USA)  »

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Aterrizaje milagroso  »

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In real life, an FAA air traffic controller was in the flight deck jumpseat. This was not depicted in the movie. See more »


In the beginning of the movie, while in the simulator, a "rapid decompression" scenario is thrown at the crew. But with clearance to land AND the runway in sight, there's no way they'd be at 8,000 feet (the maximum normal airliner cabin pressure), let alone the 10,000 feet James Cromwell mentions outside the simulator. And as the plane descends toward the airport, the pressure reduces gently anyway to match the ambient air pressure of the destination. See more »


Michelle Honda: [Tui's too big for the seat belt] Can I help you?
Tui: I'm not sure. Do you have a bigger seat?
Michelle Honda: [giggles] Not exactly, but I think I can get you a belt extension.
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Trapper - What Have You Done?
19 November 1998 | by See all my reviews

This is an appalling film. Wayne plays a low-rent Charlton Heston (Airport) while Connie Sellecca spends far too long having wind muss up her hair. The reaction from the FBI at the movie's far-less-than-climactic conclusion - a landing of truly miraculous proportions - is hilariously preposterous. Hawaii never looked so awful. Trapper John MacIntyre, what have you done?

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