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Panic in the Skies! (1996)

TV Movie  -   -  Drama  -  13 October 1996 (USA)
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The cockpit of a Boeing 747 is struck by lightning during takeoff for a flight to Europe, fatally injuring the flight crew. Laurie, the senior flight attendant, enlists the aid of passenger... See full summary »

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Laurie Ann Pickett
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Brett Young
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Ethan Walker
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Flight Attendant
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F.A. Matt Eisenhauer
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Charles Buckman (as Howard G.H. Dell)
Robert Maloney
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F.A. Charlene Davis
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Tukey, Walker's Assistant
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Darryl (as Mike Buie)
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Derek Green
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Donna Preston
Marc Baur ...
Ed Handler
Brett Stone ...
Lydia Chambers
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The cockpit of a Boeing 747 is struck by lightning during takeoff for a flight to Europe, fatally injuring the flight crew. Laurie, the senior flight attendant, enlists the aid of passenger Brett Young. They determine that the autopilot can bring the plane in for a landing, but soon learn that the autopilot is locking onto the transponders of airfields at random, including signals from small airports with runways too short to accommodate the jumbo jet. Meanwhile, federal officials on the ground who have lost radio contact with the jet debate whether the plane should be shot down to prevent a more disastrous crash in a heavily populated area. Written by Dennis Lewis <dsl@sprynet.com>

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lightning | airplane

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Terror at 35,000 Feet, and Falling.

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Alerte en plein vol  »

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The aircraft is supposedly a Boeing 747 (3-4-3 seating pattern in economy) but the cabin is obviously from a McDonnell Douglas DC-10, with its 2-5-2 seating pattern in economy and its oxygen masks coming out of seat back compartments. See more »

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Ethan Walker: You get me back in the habit of saying please and thank you, and I'll buy you a cat.
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pretty bad, but fun anyway
15 April 1999 | by (haverhill,ma) – See all my reviews

Perhaps I have a soft spot for Kate Jackson. This movie does not have as much reality and plausibility as "The Jetsons", and yet somehow, she can carry it and make this movie entertaining. Just forget about reality and enjoy the show.


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