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Ground Control (1998)

PG-13  |   |  Action, Adventure, Drama  |  26 August 1998 (Italy)
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A disgraced former air traffic controller is called back into service when the airport's traffic control system malfunctions.

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Murray
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Chicago air controller Jack Harris is a wreck with guilt nightmares after a major Transair crash, killing all 174 aboard, gives up the job and designs air control software instead. Five years later, his ex-colleague T.C. Bryant, meanwhile also transferred to Phoenix, desperately asks him to help out short-term, given desperate staff shortage on New Year's Eve with a bad storm predicted, after a power cut hits, which is actually the sabotage work of technical whiz John Quinn, who has meanwhile messed up the systems on several airports, so they see their workload multiplied. Colleagues welcome him in very different states of mind but he quickly proves his capabilities, alas then the fatal memories start creeping up again: will his lack of self-confidence cause another drama? Written by KGF Vissers

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No Radar. No Contact. No Control.


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Rated PG-13 for brief strong language | See all certifications »

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Flug 177 - Panik im Tower  »

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The 737 that has the emergency situation toward the end of the film changes between a Boeing 747 and a Boeing 737 several times when shown from the outside. See more »

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Title Card: On an average day above the United States, over 200,000 aircraft carry more than 2,000,000 people guided by less than 3,000 air traffic controllers.
Title Card: "My biggest fear? When you've done all you can do and you still have to listen as the image disappears from your screen." - Air Traffic Controller, Los Angeles En Route Center
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Air traffic controller helps plane in trouble on hectic night.
17 June 2001 | by See all my reviews

I loved this movie. The story was exciting. The characters were wonderful. The acting was great. I have seen it more than once and keeps me interested and excited every time. I can really empathize with air traffic controllers after watching "Ground Control". I wish they would do a sequel.


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