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Turbulent Skies (2010)

TV Movie  |   |  Thriller  |  28 February 2010 (USA)
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When a new airplane that's equipped with a new computer that can fly the plane on its own, is about to have its first flight. But the son of the owner decides to upload more software, he ... See full summary »

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When a new airplane that's equipped with a new computer that can fly the plane on its own, is about to have its first flight. But the son of the owner decides to upload more software, he doesn't bother to check if there are any viruses with it. And he also invites some potential investors to try it. So the plane appears to be working well but suddenly it veers off course and it can't be shut down. When the military learns of this and fears what if something happens if it's over a populated area; decides to shoot it down along with everyone on board. The man who built the computer whose wife is among the passengers thinks if he can get on board he might be able to shut it down and regain control of the plane. So the military using a new plane gets him on board. But what he didn't know is that both pilots are incapacitated so there's no one who can fly the plane. Written by rcs0411@yahoo.com

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At 39,000 feet, you're on your own.

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When the pilots are being briefed about the situation, the general states that the aircraft is 20 minutes from reaching Cleveland. But when the SR-71 gets on the air, it has an ETA on 35 minutes to have a visual on the jet, this means that the Jet would have reached Cleveland, long before they get there. Also when the general calls the air force base, he asks for a squadron of F-15 fighter jets, but what takes-off afterwards is in fact F-16. Which can be seen, easily, on the single-engine. See more »

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Truly woeful
21 February 2011 | by (Philippines) – See all my reviews

Oh Lord! Another dreadful, cliché ridden, air disaster film. I laughed all the way through.It made Airplane look like a Shakespearean production. Even if you never worked in the airline industry (as I did) you could not help but notice the many glaring inaccuracies. At least I got to see it for free on HBO. I wouldn't have been laughing so much if I had paid to see it in a cinema. I often wonder if actors really know what their signing up for when they agree to do films like this, or are they just desperate for the money! You also have to wonder who the technical adviser was for this disaster of a disaster film... Oh hang on, maybe it was meant to be a comedy??!!


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