MOVIEmeter
SEE RANK
Down 6,572 this week

Rough Air: Danger on Flight 534 (2001)

4.1
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 4.1/10 from 581 users  
Reviews: 20 user | 6 critic

Having taken the blame for an accident beyond his control, pilot Mike Hogan has been on administrative leave indefinitely; however when the airline is desperately short of staff, he is ... See full summary »

Director:

Writer:

0Check in
0Share...

On Disc

at Amazon

Editors' Spotlight

What to Watch: "Mad Men"

In the latest installment of "What to Watch", IMDb's TV Editor Melanie McFarland chats with "Mad Men" stars Jon Hamm, January Jones, John Slattery, and series creator Matthew Weiner about the drama's extraordinary legacy, as AMC prepares to air its final seven episodes.

User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

a list of 874 titles
created 30 May 2011
 
a list of 528 titles
created 15 Dec 2011
 
a list of 29 titles
created 22 Feb 2012
 
a list of 26 titles
created 20 Oct 2013
 
list image
R
a list of 29 titles
created 02 Feb 2014
 

Related Items

Connect with IMDb


Share this Rating

Title: Rough Air: Danger on Flight 534 (TV Movie 2001)

Rough Air: Danger on Flight 534 (TV Movie 2001) on IMDb 4.1/10

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

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of Rough Air: Danger on Flight 534.
Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Panic (2002)
Action | Drama | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 3.3/10 X  

FAA system analyzer named Neil McCabe is the only person who seems to have this different hunch towards a group of international terrorists after a horrific plane incident occured. He ... See full summary »

Director: Bob Misiorowski
Stars: Rodney Rowland, Kristanna Loken, Alexander Enberg
Hostage Flight (TV Movie 1985)
Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  

Trans Allied Flight 136 is hijacked in flight and diverted by its four captors to New York's JFK Airport. When the plane departs for London and the terrorists begin murdering hostages, the passengers begin to fight back.

Director: Steven Hilliard Stern
Stars: Ned Beatty, Barbara Bosson, René Enríquez
Mayday at 40,000 Feet! (TV Movie 1976)
Adventure
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.5/10 X  

The co-pilot and engineer of a passenger jet struggle to keep the plane airborne until it can reach an open airfield after a killer aboard the plane fires a gun at an engine and pilot of the plane.

Director: Robert Butler
Stars: David Janssen, Don Meredith, Christopher George
Action | Adventure | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.6/10 X  

A disgraced former air traffic controller is called back into service when the airport's traffic control system malfunctions.

Director: Richard Howard
Stars: Kiefer Sutherland, Robert Sean Leonard, Bruce McGill
Murder on Flight 502 (TV Movie 1975)
Drama | Mystery | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.3/10 X  

Left in the lounge for first-class passengers, a letter warns of murders on Flight 502 -- and the warning is received a day early.

Director: George McCowan
Stars: Ralph Bellamy, Polly Bergen, Theodore Bikel
Drama | Mystery | Sci-Fi
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.8/10 X  

Colonel Pete Moore is commander of the Whitney Radar Test Group, which has been experiencing electrical difficulties aboard its aircraft. To ferret out the problem, he sends a four-man crew... See full summary »

Director: Jud Taylor
Stars: Glenn Ford, Bradford Dillman, David Soul
Freefall: Flight 174 (TV Movie 1995)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.8/10 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  

Flight 90: Disaster on the Potomac is a true story based on the crash of Air Florida flight 90 on January 13, 1982 in Washington D.C. This movie follows the main players throughout the day,... See full summary »

Director: Robert Michael Lewis
Stars: Jeannetta Arnette, Barry Corbin, Stephen Macht
The Ghost of Flight 401 (TV Movie 1978)
Mystery | Drama | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.1/10 X  

An aircraft crashes in the Florida Everglades, killing 103 passengers. After the wreckage is removed, salvageable parts from the plane are used to repair other aircraft. Soon passengers and... See full summary »

Director: Steven Hilliard Stern
Stars: Ernest Borgnine, Gary Lockwood, Tina Chen
Fear of... Flying (TV Movie 2006)
Documentary
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  

40 people terrified of getting on a plane. Lawrence Leyton has four days to cure them. Can his thought therapy techniques succeed?

Director: Ben Caron
Stars: Lawrence Leyton
Maiden Voyage (TV Movie 2004)
Action
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 3.7/10 X  
Director: Colin Budds
Stars: Casper Van Dien, Danielle Cormack, Christopher Stollery
Miracle Landing (TV Movie 1990)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.3/10 X  

A passenger jet loses a portion of its fuselage in flight over Hawaii and is forced to make an emergency landing.

Director: Dick Lowry
Stars: Connie Sellecca, Wayne Rogers, Ana Alicia
Edit

Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
...
First Officer Mike Hogan
...
Flight Attendant Katy Phillips
...
Flight Attendant Tracey Nichols
...
Captain Jack Brooks
...
Roger Lee
...
Ty Conner
...
Steve Johnson
...
Cal Matthews
...
Grant Blyth
John Furey ...
Detective Kevin Muldoon
...
Sam
Kelly Ivey ...
Ripley
...
Susan Lee
...
Mrs. Sanders
Daryn Jones ...
Kerry Sanders
Edit

Storyline

Having taken the blame for an accident beyond his control, pilot Mike Hogan has been on administrative leave indefinitely; however when the airline is desperately short of staff, he is offered to be first officer and accepts, without enthusiasm, received with disdain by the well-connected commander. Surprisingly his come-back proves less then routine, as the captain gets knocked out and a collision as well as a murderer being transported by police require courageous action from Mike, his crew and several passengers, including soccer star Ty Conner. Written by KGF Vissers

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Taglines:

At 30,000 Feet No One Can Hear You Scream.

Genres:

Action | Thriller

Edit

Details

Country:

| |

Language:

Release Date:

25 May 2002 (Germany)  »

Also Known As:

SOS Vol 534  »

Filming Locations:


Company Credits

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Color:

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

Captain Ferguson that appeared at the beginning of the movie is an actual Captain with Air Canada. He was hired to read the script and put realism into the flight deck procedures. See more »

Connections

References Airplane! (1980) See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

Another "Dollar DVD" goodie
28 June 2007 | by (New Jersey, USA) – See all my reviews

So I'm scanning the Dollar DVD Rack one afternoon at Wal-Mart, wondering what offerings it might have for me...the title "Rough Air" jumps out at me. An obviously made-for-TV air disaster movie starring Eric Roberts (Julia's ne'er-do-well brother) and Alexandra Paul (of "Baywatch" fame, though to me she'll always be "The Virgin Connie Swail" from "Dragnet")? This DVD cover even has the audacity to rip off the tag line from "Alien," saying "At 30,000 Feet, No One Can Hear You Scream!" SOLD! A few nights later I give "Rough Air" a spin and y'know what? It's actually a decent (although totally unoriginal) flick, but I couldn't help noticing its similarity to the classic disaster-film parody "Airplane!" In fact, it almost seems as if "Rough Air's" screenwriters took the basic plot of "Airplane" and decided to make their own non-humorous version out of it. The two major characters are the disgraced pilot (Roberts) whose last flight ended in disaster, and his estranged stewardess girlfriend, both of whom end up on the same plane when mid-air disaster strikes and the pilots are incapacitated. Of course, Roberts is the only other person on board who can fly a plane, so it's up to him to get everyone back on the ground safely. When Stewardess Ex-Girlfriend is asked to help out in the co-pilot's seat, I immediately had flash backs to Robert Hays and Julie Hagerty landing the doomed airliner in "Airplane" while trading sight gags and one liners with Lloyd Bridges in the control tower, but they keep things on the straight and narrow in "Rough Air." (I kept waiting for them to inflate "OTTO" the automatic pilot, but no such luck.) Do you even have to ask if they'll fall back in love again by the time the plane lands? :) "Rough Air" was an entertaining enough diversion for a rainy evening. If air disaster movies are your thing, it's worth the dollar. For the casual viewer, you can do a lot worse.


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

Message Boards

Recent Posts
dog in cargo jw182001
Discuss Rough Air: Danger on Flight 534 (2001) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?