American based Federation World Airlines has just acquired a Concorde jet, which will make its inaugural commercial flight from Washington, D.C. to Paris, and then to Moscow as a goodwill ... See full summary »
When the pilot of a small aircraft has a heart attack and crashes his plane into the cockpit of a Boeing 747, several members of the flight crew are killed and the pilot is blinded. Miraculously, the 747 stays in the air on auto-pilot with flight attendant Nancy Prior at the controls. Ground controllers, including her boyfriend Alan Murdock, try to teach her the basics but they soon realize they will have to get a trained pilot into the cockpit. Their first attempt fails and Murdock realizes he will have to do it. Meanwhile, various passengers have their own problems including a young girl who is destined to a life saving operation.Written by
Charlton Heston was somewhat reluctant to do this film so soon after doing Skyjacked (1972), another movie where he played an airline pilot. See more »
The air traffic controller radios the 747 that a Beechcraft is at the 747's 12 O'Clock position, but then later tells the Beechcraft pilot that he's following the 747, which would actually place the smaller plane in the 6 O'Clock position of the 747. See more »
Would you hold this please, I'll take care of Miss Swanson. Good Evening, right this way please.
Good Evening Miss Swanson.
Good Evening. I mean, good morning!
Right here, Miss Swanson.
[In reference to her bomb proof case]
Oh yes, put it under my feet. Thank you very much.
It's a pleasure to have with us, Miss Swanson. If there;s anything I can do for you, just let me know.
Never mind her Sister, put your ticket away.
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The suspense of this movie is why do I keep watching it?
This film is laughingly bad. Gloria Swanson looks like she's wearing a makeup factory. Charlton Heston wears some frightening looking outfits. Karen Black, the best actress of the cast, is trying to take it all seriously but you know she's thinking "Just think about the money! Just think about the money!" The effects look like they were shot in someone's garage. George Kennedy says lines like "He dropped his old fashioned wrench," which are apparently supposed to bring down the house. Dana Andrews looks like he's incredibly bored. And Larry Storch in a serious role? Larry Storch? A mistake has been made here. Granted, the shots of the full plane in action are pretty good. But for all of this, I watch it, I am drawn to it like a moth to a flame every time it's on. I even bought the video tape. You know why? Because it's so bad it's good. Gloria Swanson's last line in the movie is the best. Why did they wait until her last line to have a good line in the movie? Myrna Loy is good - actually, she really shines with this crowd.
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