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Final Descent (1997)

Not Rated | | Drama, Thriller | TV Movie 12 October 1997
A commercial pilot is forced to keep a plane aloft that was struck in midair by another plane to keep it from ripping apart even as the fuel is running out and the air and cabin pressure is dropping.

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Cast

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Connie Phipps
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Ian Pryce
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Jack Eberly
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Pilot of Private Plane N9478C
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Henry Gibbons
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Lt. Col. Frank O'Hearn
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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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12 October 1997 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Aircrash - Katastrophe beim Take Off  »

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Trivia

The aircraft is a Gallant 270, made by Gallant Aviation, a fictitious company; probably named after producer Michael O. Gallant. See more »

Goofs

When the helicopter shoots holes in the elevators, close-up shots show the bullets passing through them in the wrong direction. See more »

Quotes

Glen "Lucky" Singer: Ladies and gentlemen, this is the captain speaking. If you look out the left side of the plane, you'll see a military helicopter. Do not be alarmed. I'm going to coordinate an unusual maneuver with this aircraft. I'm going to ask him to create some holes in the tip of our plane, by shooting his guns.
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Followed by Final Run (1999) See more »

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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.


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