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Pandora's Clock (1996)

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 ... See full summary »

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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 <gustaf.molin@usa.net>

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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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Destination inconnue  »

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The Boeing 747-230B used in the movie had flown for Condor, Korean Air, and finally Nationair before being broken up after the filming of Pandora's Clock. See more »

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Regular cell phones cannot place or receive calls while a plane is over the Atlantic Ocean. See more »

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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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Certainly a great TV Movie
11 December 2004 | by (Sheffield, England) – See all my reviews

I've seen a lot of TV movies in my time as a student, the majority the normal waste of time that US television throws out. This one, however, was well crafted and plotted and had a very nice twist at the end. Having only seen Richard Dean Anderson in MacGyver and Stargate I was surprised with his excellent performance rather than the rather gamut of expressions from A-B that he normally gives. It was a pleasant surprise to see Daphne Zuniga after quite a long time dating back to The Fly II. Also nice to see Robert Guillaumme in a leading role again. I can't say that I ever take Jane Leeves seriously after her Benny Hill days but she just about managed to cope well in her role. All in all a highly recommended film.


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