Mercy Mission: The Rescue of Flight 771 (1993)

TV Movie  |   |  Drama  |  13 December 1993 (USA)
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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 ... See full summary »


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Cast overview, first billed only:
Gordon Vette
Jay Parkins
Alan Fletcher ...
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 ...
Peter Kent ...
Enthusiastic Man
Sean Sturgess ...
Nervous Man
Eddy Sentosa ...
Lafe Charlton ...


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 <>

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13 December 1993 (USA)  »

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Küldetés: A 771-es járat megmentése  »

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In the actual event, the light aircraft proceeded to Norfolk, under escort by the Air Force Rescue aircraft (which didn't turn back, as depicted in the film) and the DC-10 jet. The DC-10 then proceeded to Auckland, its original destination. See more »


When Jay looks up and sees the 737 piloted by Gordon, the cockpit lights are full bright. Flying at night, and attempting to see an aircraft, the cockpit lights would be off. The usual night illumination in the cockpit comes from the instrument panel. See more »


Gordon Vette: 771, this is 308. What are your vital statistics?
Jay Parkins: I've gotten down to take a look at the ocean. Fuel gauge is low. Airspeed 110 knots. All I can see is... water and sky. I've been up there for 14 hours. Everything is starting to look the same.
Gordon Vette: Hang in there, 771. We're going to find you. Just call us on 121.5 every two minutes so we can determine whether we're within 200 miles of each other.
Jay Parkins: Will do, thanks. Listen, 308? You're not really out there for search and rescue, aren't you? I mean... ...
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Great Movie
23 December 2001 | by (Marietta, GA) – See all my reviews

My husband doesn't usually like the normal type of Christmas movie, but this is one film we watch every year. We are usually both sniffling by the end. Robert Loggia is simply great as Gordon, and Scott Bakula his usual likeable self. Also love the passengers on the plane, the mistletoe good luck charm, etc.

BTW, the two guys grinning and celebrating up in the tower when Jay finally lands are the real Jay and Gordon!

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