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The Disappearance of Flight 412 (1974)

Not Rated | | Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi | TV Movie 1 October 1974
During a radar test mission, Flight 412 witnesses the disappearance of 2 fighter-jets scrambled to intercept a UFO but the Air Force is determined to cover-up the incident.

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Jud Taylor
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Glenn Ford ... Col. Pete Moore
Bradford Dillman ... Maj. Mike Dunning
David Soul ... Capt. Roy Bishop
Robert F. Lyons ... Capt. Cliff Riggs
Guy Stockwell ... Lt. Col. Trottman
Greg Mullavey ... Capt. Tony Podryski
Stanley Bennett Clay ... 2nd Lt. Ferguson (as Stanley Clay)
Jonathan Goldsmith ... Smith (as Jonathan Lippe)
Jack Ging ... Green
Ken Kercheval ... White
Edward Winter ... Mr. Cheer
Simon Scott ... Col. Barns
Kent Smith ... Gen. Enright
Cynthia Ford Cynthia Ford ... Nina Moore (as Cynthia Hayward)
Jesse Vint ... Scanner
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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 on Flight 412. Shortly into the test, the jet picks up three blips on radar, and subsequently, two fighters scramble and mysteriously disappear. At this point, Flight 412 is monitored and forced to land by Digger Control, a top-level, military intelligence group that debunks UFO information. The intrepid colonel, kept in the dark about his crew, decides to investigate the matter himself. Written by Rick Gregory <rag.apa@email.apa.org>

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If one tenth of 1% of UFO sightings is real, Flight 412 found it ...

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Drama | Mystery | Sci-Fi

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The last completed film of Kent Smith. See more »

Goofs

The SID controller instructs Air Force 412 to descend to 150 feet. This would mean 150 feet above ground level (AGL) and not above Mean Sea Level (MSL) since all elevations in the southwest where the movie takes place would be well above 150 feet MSL. AGL is calculated by a radar altimeter and MSL via a barometric altimeter. Controllers would not give a descent altitude in AGL. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Narrator: This is a UFO - an Unidentified Flying Object. It was photographed at Santa Catalina Island in April of 1966. Look at it again. Closely. Hundreds, even thousands of witnesses have seen similar things appear in the sky. Persons living miles from others have testified independently that UFOs have appeared in a specific place at a specific time.
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Crazy Credits

Greg Mullavey is credited as playing the role of Captain Tony Podryski. However, during the Air Force 412 event, he is a First Lieutenant and not promoted to Captain until later, as noted by the Narrator. See more »

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Brought the whole concept of an official cover up out in the open
14 September 2011 | by danzeisenSee all my reviews

Once upon a time movies used to be made for TV, and this was one of the better ones. Others have done a good job of encapsulating the plot and cast of characters, so I won't rehash that. For those looking for exciting chases and special effects, this is not your movie. Rather it is a character study, and a good one at that. The crux is openness and truthfulness versus secrecy and obfuscation. Do the people have a right to know the truth about what our government is doing? Under what circumstances is secrecy acceptable? Who watchers the watchers? Serious questions, and just as valid today, if not more so than in 1974, when this movie was made.


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

1 October 1974 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Az eltűnt járat rejtélye See more »

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1.33 : 1
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