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Panic in the Skies! (1996)

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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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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Rob Barnes
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Darryl (as Mike Buie)
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Derek Green (as Ken Camroux)
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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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Terror at 35,000 Feet, and Falling. See more »

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Action | Drama

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13 October 1996 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Alerte en plein vol  »

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Goofs

In the beginning they show the aircraft arriving at the gate being pulled by a tow tractor AND someone guiding the plane in. In the real world you do not have both. Also on departure the plane is just rolling back from the gate on it's own. While some aircraft can power back (using the engines instead of a tractor) no airline would do this with a 747, and there would be a ground crew present. See more »

Quotes

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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Referenced in Ma vie en l'air (2005) See more »

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So bad, it's good!
19 August 2001 | by See all my reviews

This movie is the best bad plane movie I've ever seen! I mean, they have all the cliches - Pregnant Woman, Pilots Dead (crispy!), A computer guy plugging his Laptop in to run the autopilot, the discovery of a felon onboard, etc. Just when you think the cheese can't get any better, it does!

Lots of awful acting to boot, horrible special effects, an attack by a angry dog, etc. If you watch it (ack), or rent it (ACK!), be aware of what you're getting yourself into!

Great to watch with friends who like to cut movies apart though!


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