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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

Cast overview, first billed only:
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Capt. Glen (Lucky) Singer
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Connie Phipps
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Capt. George W. Bouchard
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Duke Houston
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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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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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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

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Drama | Thriller

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12 October 1997 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Aircrash - Katastrophe beim Take Off  »

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1.33 : 1
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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 cockpit hatch is opened, objects in the passenger cabin are immediately blown backwards. They should be blown forwards until the decompression via the hatch is complete. 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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Connections

Followed by Final Run (1999) See more »

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Not totally unrealistic
13 August 2013 | by (Australia) – See all my reviews

I was at Townsville airport, in northern Australia one day, watching a pilot conduct the visual inspection of a DC9 (MD80) which he was about to fly to Brisbane. Just before he boarded the plane, he walked up to the front wheel and gave the tyre a lusty kick. So having a scene where the pilot kicks a tyre is no reason to discount the realism of the entire movie............ I have not as yet seen the movie, but I have always been interested in aeroplanes and anything to do with them, which is why I was watching the pilot perform his pre-flight (something which, I have been told by people who work as aircrew, is a normal aviation requirement).


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