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Freefall: Flight 174 (1995)
"Falling from the Sky: Flight 174" (original title)

TV Movie  -   -  Drama  -  20 February 1995 (USA)
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True story of a brand-new Canadian airliner running out of fuel in-flight and forced to glide to the nearest airfield.

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Cast

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Capt. Bob Pearson
Scott Hylands ...
Maurice Quintal
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Lynn Brown
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Larry Roberts
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Pearl Dion
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Meg
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Florence Bisaillon
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Al Williams
Winston Rekert ...
Rick Dion
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Beth Pearson
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Phil Lyons
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Bob Rand (as Philip Hayes)
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Frank Farr
Sheelah Megill ...
Mrs. Hebert
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Len Daniels
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It's the summer of 1982. Canada World Airways' brand-new Boeing 767 leaves Montreal bound for Edmonton. When the plane reaches its cruise altitude, the impossible happens: the plane runs out of fuel, due to a miscalculation by the ground staff in Montreal. Captain Bob Pearson and First Officer Maurice Quintal face a potentially deadly disaster in this true story, as the 767, with about 60 souls on board, slowly falls from the sky. Written by Sergio Ortega

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Trivia

In real life the pilots were not told to use the left runway - since only the right runway was in use (by aircraft), it was considered a one-runway airport, nobody thought to advise them, and they simply guessed wrong. But they didn't have to dodge cars, which happened to already have been parked at the edge of the runway. There really was a boy bicycling on the runway, though. See more »

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This event took place in 1983, yet there is a late eighties (looks to be a 1988) Jeep Cherokee parked at Gimli. It's seen several times. See more »

Quotes

Maurice Quintal: It's the first time in my life I'd rather be on the ground than in the air.
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Would like to own a copy in VHS to view in the USA
29 January 2002 | by (Baton Rouge, Louisiana) – See all my reviews

I happened along this movie quite by accident. William Devane does an excellent job portraying an airline captain in charge of a doomed flight. The film was exhausting to watch. I felt like I was there in the cockpit helping Mr. Devane myself. I have tried for years to find a copy of this tape. Not until late last year was it available on VHS in the UK. I ordered the tape immediately. When the tape arrived, I was devastated to find out the VHS tapes sold in England and many other European countries are made on a different standard than ours here in the USA. I have the film on VHS in PAL standard but need it in NTSC or SECAM standard, whichever works in the US. I have been unable to get any help on this. I would very much like a copy of this film if anyone has any ideas.


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