MOVIEmeter
SEE RANK
Down 8,129 this week

Final Descent (1997)

TV Movie  -   -  Drama | Thriller  -  12 October 1997 (USA)
5.4
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 5.4/10 from 535 users  
Reviews: 21 user | 3 critic

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 »

Director:

Writers:

(book), (teleplay)
0Check in
0Share...

Watch Now

From $9.99 on Amazon Instant Video

User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

a list of 1778 titles
created 19 Sep 2011
 
a list of 10000 titles
created 07 Nov 2011
 
a list of 691 titles
created 17 Feb 2012
 
a list of 42 titles
created 3 months ago
 
a list of 5352 titles
created 1 month ago
 

Related Items

Search for "Final Descent" on Amazon.com

Connect with IMDb


Share this Rating

Title: Final Descent (TV Movie 1997)

Final Descent (TV Movie 1997) on IMDb 5.4/10

Want to share IMDb's rating on your own site? Use the HTML below.

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of Final Descent.
Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Freefall: Flight 174 (TV Movie 1995)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.7/10 X  

True story of a brand-new Canadian airliner running out of fuel in-flight and forced to glide to the nearest airfield.

Director: Jorge Montesi
Stars: William Devane, Scott Hylands, Shelley Hack
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  

Jay is ordered to fly Cessna flight 30771 from the States to Sydney, with stopovers at Honolulu, Pago Pago and Norfolk Island. He's joined by Frank, who flies another Cessna. Frank crashes ... See full summary »

Director: Roger Young
Stars: Robert Loggia, Scott Bakula, Rebecca Rigg
First Descent (2005)
Documentary | Sport
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  

Five of the world's best snowboarders are taken to the mountains of Alaska for some outrageous "Big Mountain" rides.

Directors: Kemp Curly, Kevin Harrison
Stars: Shawn Farmer, Terje HÃ¥konsen, Nick Perata
Final Justice (TV Movie 1998)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.8/10 X  

A teacher kidnaps the attorney who successfully defended her gay brother's killer.

Director: Tommy Lee Wallace
Stars: Annette O'Toole, Michael McKean, Brian Wimmer
...And Then She Was Gone (TV Movie 1991)
Certificate: M Drama | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.9/10 X  

Jack Bauer, a workaholic businessman, accidentally gets involved in a case of child kidnapping when he returns a doll found in the subway.

Director: David Greene
Stars: Robert Urich, Megan Gallagher, Brett Cullen
Ring Around the Rosie (Video 2006)
Horror | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 3.2/10 X  

While spending time at her grandparent's secluded summerhouse to clean up the place after her grandmother's death, a young woman is plagued by horrible visions and dreams of tragic past events.

Director: Rubi Zack
Stars: Gina Philips, Tom Sizemore, Jenny Mollen
Keeping the Promise (TV Movie 1997)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  

Harsh elements, disease and dilemmas mark a Massachusetts family's move to uncharted Maine and a better life in 1768.

Director: Sheldon Larry
Stars: Keith Carradine, Annette O'Toole, Brendan Fletcher
Clover Bend (2002)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.1/10 X  
Director: Michael Vickerman
Stars: Robert Urich, David Keith, Barry Corbin
Dark Mirror (2007)
Horror | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.8/10 X  

A photographer moves her family into a strange old house, where she discovers an alternate reality reflected in the glass... A dark reality that is closing in on her.

Director: Pablo Proenza
Stars: Lisa Vidal, David Chisum, Joshua Pelegrin
Temptation I (2003)
Comedy | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7/10 X  

Down and out in L.A.'s Valley, two longtime married, politically correct pornographers - played by Annette O'Toole and Lyn Vaus - are forced to confront the changes in their New Age values ... See full summary »

Director: Kim Caviness
Stars: Annette O'Toole, Lyn Vaus, Elisabeth Moss
Air Collision (Video 2012)
Action | Adventure | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 2.9/10 X  

A fierce electromagnetic storm cripples communications; as a result, two planes - one a commercial jet, the other Air Force One, carrying the President of the United States and his family - are on a collision course.

Director: Liz Adams
Stars: Reginald VelJohnson, Jordan Ladd, Gerald Webb
For Love of Olivia (TV Movie 2001)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  

To protect his wife's "secret," a small town Southern lawyer in the 1960's decides to defend a young man accused of murder all while running for Congress and encountering personal threats to his family.

Director: Douglas Barr
Stars: Louis Gossett Jr., Lonette McKee, Kathryne Dora Brown
Edit

Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
...
Capt. Glen (Lucky) Singer
...
Connie Phipps
...
Capt. George W. Bouchard
Jim Byrnes ...
Duke Houston
Ken Pogue ...
Ian Pryce
...
Jack Eberly
Tom McBeath ...
Pilot of Private Plane N9478C
...
Henry Gibbons
...
Lt. Col. Frank O'Hearn
...
Patty
Lorraine Landry ...
Jill Zimmer
Carrie Cain-Sparks ...
Crystal Dupree (as Carrie Cain Sparks)
Aaron Joseph ...
Adam Dupree
Louva Meloche ...
Tasha
Cody Serpa ...
Freddie
Edit

Storyline

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

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Genres:

Drama | Thriller

Certificate:

See all certifications »
Edit

Details

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

12 October 1997 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Aircrash - Katastrophe beim Take Off  »

Company Credits

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Color:

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

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 plane is supposed to be landing at Seattle. However, the emergency vehicles have labels reading "Dallas Municipal Airport." 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!
See more »

Connections

Followed by Final Run (1999) See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
Predictable but watchable film.
26 March 2000 | by (Hong Kong) – See all my reviews

I like Robert Ulrich a lot so that may influence my opinion. I expected to be bored but was not. The acting was good. There's always a temptation to go over the top in these types of films but it didn't happen here. The snippets of the passengers were blessedly short and the emphasis stayed on trying to save the plane. The technical stuff was believable.


1 of 3 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
BEST DISASTER MOVIE EVER! gamer784
Louva Meloche coryma-1
vhs/dvd copy/screenshots? Bensonluvr86
Discuss Final Descent (1997) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?