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Terror in the Sky (1971)

On a transcontinental flight, the flight crew suffer from food poisioning and become incapacitated. To save the aircraft, the cabin crew locate a passenger with flying experience. He is ... See full summary »

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Stephen Karpf (teleplay), Elinor Karpf (teleplay) | 2 more credits »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Leif Erickson ... Marty Treleavan
Doug McClure ... George Spencer
Roddy McDowall ... Dr. Ralph Baird
Lois Nettleton ... Janet Turner
Keenan Wynn ... Milton
Jack Ging ... Controller
Sam Melville ... Stewart
Leonard Stone ... Harry Burdick
Sidney Clute ... Mr. Swenson
Christopher Dark Christopher Dark ... Mr. McCann
Loretta Leversee Loretta Leversee ... Mrs. McCann
Patricia Mattick Patricia Mattick ... Ellen
Victor Izay ... Second Man
Kenneth Tobey ... Capt. Wilson
Ed McCready Ed McCready ... Football Fan
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On a transcontinental flight, the flight crew suffer from food poisioning and become incapacitated. To save the aircraft, the cabin crew locate a passenger with flying experience. He is coached by an experienced pilot on the ground. Written by Chris Hartcher <hartcher@ozemail.com.au>

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Drama | Thriller

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

17 September 1971 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Panik in den Wolken See more »

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Production Co:

Paramount Television See more »
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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Trivia

The film is a remake of Zero Hour! (1957), which was later parodied extensively in Airplane! (1980). See more »

Connections

Remake of Flug in Gefahr (1964) See more »

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great thriller!
11 October 2004 | by majorca-1See all my reviews

I saw this TV movie a long time ago but still remember the excitement that took me for its hour and half duration time. Seen by today standards it would be a very common story, due to the fact that the plot has been painstakingly cloned by hundreds of very bad film killers. But not this one. It's atmosphere involves you in a special way and makes you feel as if you're one of the unfortunate passengers caught on that death trap. Doug McClure is mostly convincing in this role of a Vietnam war ex-chopper pilot,

obliged to recall his skills to lead that plane into a safe landing, counting only on the help from the voice of a controller who gives him an instant training on flying that special aircraft. I've missed this one for many years to be issued in video or in DVD, and hope that someday it will, for the joy of the genre fans.


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