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Pandora's Clock (1996)

TV Movie  -   -  Action | Thriller | Drama  -  10 November 1996 (USA)
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Quantum Airlines flight 66 has just taken off from Frankfurt, Germany bound for New York's JFK International Airport with 247 passengers aboard. After take-off, a man infected with a Doomsday Virus passes out while a flight attendant and doctor try to save the man. The pilot tries to land the plane but can't because the people on the ground know about the virus. An ambassador and his secretary help the pilot struggle through the government's secret attempt to shoot flight 66 out of the air. And if the plane does land, Doomsday has arrived on earth. Written by Gustaf Molin <>

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Action | Thriller | Drama

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Rated PG-13 for some violence and a brief sexual innuendo | See all certifications »




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10 November 1996 (USA)  »

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The oval office set was built originally for Dave (1993). See more »


While in the Frankfurt Germany airport, there are Southwest Airline planes visible from the window (Southwest doesn't fly international routes). See more »


CIA Director Jonathan Roth: [Roth's corollary to Newton's law] Bodies in motion tend to stay in motion. Bodies at rest tend to be left behind.
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An Intelligent Thrill Ride
7 October 2003 | by (Atlanta, GA) – See all my reviews

I began watching a replay of this TV movie on a Sunday afternoon, thinking it was just another dumb airplane disaster flick. I was wrong.

"Pandora's Clock" is an intelligent political thriller that is far beyond the quality of most TV movies. It could just as easily have made its debut on the big screen.

The cast is excellent, including veteran actors Richard Dean Anderson, Edward Herrmann, Robert Guillaume, and Robert Loggia. Daphne Zuniga turns in one of her best performances as a medical specialist working for the CIA, and Frasier's Jane Leeves is also very good.

The dialogue is well-written and the story is compelling throughout. In fact, the final hour is so filled with plot twists and suspense that you can't leave your seat for a second. If you get a chance to see this movie, invest the time -- nearly four hours. You will be richly rewarded!

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