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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
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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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The movie was inspired by a real-life event which occurred on December 21 1978, and which involved Air New Zealand flight 103 (and not 308) on a DC-10 (and not a 767). The airliner captain's name (Gordon Vette) was preserved, but Jay's last name was changed from Prochnow to Parkins. Most other names were changed for the movie. See more »

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The plane Capt. Vette was flying was a DC-10, not a 737-200 (as showed taking off from Fiji) nor a 767 as shown throughout the movie. The DC-10 has 3 engines and both aircraft depicted on the movie are twin-engine. See more »

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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 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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