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Freefall: Flight 174 (1995)

Falling from the Sky: Flight 174 (original title)
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

Cast overview, first billed only:
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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
Gloria Carlin ...
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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Storyline

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

Based fairly closely on an actual incident on July 23, 1983, nicknamed the "Gimli Glider". The actual error made in fueling was in converting the fuel volume to weight; this is necessary because the density varies with temperature. The crew used the familiar density number in pounds per litre rather than the correct one for kilograms per litre. See more »

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Since the former Gimli air base was still in use by small planes, detailed information about it should have been (and was, in the actual event - see trivia entry) available at the Winnipeg airport. See more »

Quotes

Larry Roberts: [over the PA] Uh, would the cabin crew please report to the forward galley?
Phil Lyons: [raising his glass] Here's to accurate dental records.
Bob Rand: [stopping flight attendant Florence on her way to the front] Hey! What the hell is going on?
Florence Bisaillon: Uh, routine, Sir. Just routine for us to meet on long flights, to check the liquor inventory...
Bob Rand: Don't give me that bull. I'm a paying customer. I pay your damn wages. Now, what's going on?
Florence Bisaillon: If you *must* swear, could you keep your voice down?
[keeps walking]
Bob Rand: Hey! Hey! Hey!
Phil Lyons: I knew...
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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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