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Mercy Mission: The Rescue of Flight 771 (1993)

Jay is ordered to fly Cessna flight 30771 from the States to Sydney, with stopovers at Honolulu, Pago Pago and Norfolk Island. He's joined by Frank, who flies another Cessna. Frank crashes ... See full summary »

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Gordon Vette
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Jay Parkins
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Ellen
Alan Fletcher ...
Frank
Mike Bishop ...
First Officer Mann (as Michael Bishop)
Kit Taylor ...
Capt. Warren Banks
Suzie MacKenzie ...
Vanessa Cross (as Suzie Mackenzie)
Steven Tandy ...
Operations Officer Hudson
Robert Benedetti ...
Harry Hanson
Sarah Kemp ...
Hillary Vette
Ingrid McKillop ...
Teacher
Peter Kent ...
Enthusiastic Man
Sean Sturgess ...
Nervous Man
Eddy Sentosa ...
Doctor
Lafe Charlton ...
David
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Jay is ordered to fly Cessna flight 30771 from the States to Sydney, with stopovers at Honolulu, Pago Pago and Norfolk Island. He's joined by Frank, who flies another Cessna. Frank crashes while taking off at Pago Pago, so Jay has to find Norfolk Island on his own. He gets lost and almost runs out of fuel. He contacts Gordon Vette by accident, the pilot of the ANZ 308, a plane with 88 passengers on board. He and his crew are the only ones who can save Jay. But to save him, they first have to find him... Written by Tony Kessen <rhkessen@cs.vu.nl>

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13 December 1993 (USA)  »

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Küldetés: A 771-es járat megmentése  »

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In real life, after Frank crashed on take-off from Pago Pago, Jay landed back in the airport to check on his friend and then resumed his journey. In the movie, Jay stays in the air even after the crash. See more »

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Air New Zealand plane is a 737 when it leaves Fiji, but a 767 thereafter. See more »

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[Vanessa Cross, the chief flight attendant, enters the flight deck]
Gordon Vette: Ah, the new cabin boss! Have you guys met? This is Ross Mann, first officer, soon-to-be captain. Captain Warren Banks, relief pilot...
Capt. Warren Banks: Welcome.
Gordon Vette: Vanessa Cross.
[Vanessa and Ross look at each other, and then she hands a paper printout to Gordon]
Gordon Vette: You got the passenger list ready.
Vanessa Cross: We've only 88 for the return flight. Plenty of room.
First Officer Mann: And maybe we can pop in for a drink at Sydney on the way...
Gordon Vette: Ross, soon-to-be captains don't hit on ...
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Great Holiday Film
16 December 2008 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

This is an annual tradition for our home.The first time I saw this film I was working toward my pilot's license so it was very timely. Scott Bakula is convincing as the struggling pilot. Robert Laggio has long been a favorite actor of mine. It is also not a quick fix type of story. Life is usually more complicated, as it depicts. You empathize with Jay and his wife and their struggles to keep their marriage going in the face of financial struggles as well as personal desires and needs. I love the message of the film, it has so many messages that apply to our lives. Such as not quitting, dealing with utter loneliness,the power of love and the strength of one individual who decides to stand with someone. The fact it is based on a true story makes it even better. Terrific film.


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