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Final Descent (1997)

TV Movie  -   -  Drama | Thriller  -  12 October 1997 (USA)
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An airliner collides with a light plane just after takeoff, causing its elevators to jam in the full climb position. It will crash as soon as the fuel runs out, unless some desperate ... See full summary »

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Capt. Glen (Lucky) Singer
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Connie Phipps
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Capt. George W. Bouchard
Jim Byrnes ...
Duke Houston
Ken Pogue ...
Ian Pryce
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Jack Eberly
Tom McBeath ...
Pilot of Private Plane N9478C
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Henry Gibbons
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Lt. Col. Frank O'Hearn
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Patty
Lorraine Landry ...
Jill Zimmer
Carrie Cain-Sparks ...
Crystal Dupree (as Carrie Cain Sparks)
Aaron Joseph ...
Adam Dupree
Louva Meloche ...
Tasha
Cody Serpa ...
Freddie
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An airliner collides with a light plane just after takeoff, causing its elevators to jam in the full climb position. It will crash as soon as the fuel runs out, unless some desperate measure succeeds in bringing the nose down. Written by Anonymous

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Aircrash - Katastrophe beim Take Off  »

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John de Lancie plays the co-pilot of the ill-fated plane accidentally hit by a small jet due to a distracted air controller. The actor would later play a distracted air controller who causes two planes to crash in one of the episodes of Breaking Bad (2008). See more »

Goofs

The pilot asks the tower to call out the altitude because he doesn't trust his instruments, however all readings the tower can see come from his instruments relayed through a transponder to their secondary radar screen. See more »

Quotes

Glen "Lucky" Singer: I'm going to the washroom
[Leaves the cockpit]
Capt. George W. Bouchard: [Watches Lucky leave, before turning to face Connie] Well, his kidneys are working - gives me hope for his brain!
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Don't trust the vote-You could do a lot worse!
15 February 2001 | by (Oslo. Norway) – See all my reviews

Final Descent isn't an original flick.-But first and foremost a solid movie, without all the usual mistakes we're all so sick and tired of! The acting is solid. The plot and script works. The technical aspects seem credible. The outside-shots of the airplane are good. and the special effects are actually flawless. -On top of which Robert Ürich delivers a fine performance as usual. All in all:-A good version of an old idea. You won't be disappointed. I give it 4/6!


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