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Skyway to Death (1974)

Not Rated | | Adventure, Thriller | TV Movie 19 January 1974
The passengers in an aerial tramway are trapped when the tramway breaks down 8500 feet in the air.

Director:

Gordon Hessler

Writer:

David Spector
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Ross Martin ... Martin Leonard
Stefanie Powers ... Nancy Sorenson
Bobby Sherman ... Barney Taylor
Tige Andrews ... Sam Nichols
Nancy Malone ... Ann Leonard
David Sheiner ... Bill Carter
John Astin ... Andrew Tustin
Joseph Campanella ... Bob Parsons
Ruth McDevitt ... Aunt Louise
Severn Darden ... Steve Kramer
Billy Green Bush ... Walter Benson
Lissa Morrow Lissa Morrow ... Kathy Reed
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The passengers in an aerial tramway are trapped when the tramway breaks down 8500 feet in the air.

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Certificate:

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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

19 January 1974 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Descida para a Morte See more »

Filming Locations:

Palm Springs, California, USA

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Production Co:

Universal Television See more »
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Oldie but a goodie !
22 August 2008 | by zaxxon-ukSee all my reviews

I first saw this movie way back in the eighties, and because there are few cable car disaster movies I remember it quite well. I actually taped it in the late 90's when it was on TV for old times sake, and I still have it somewhere! All the action takes place on the Palm Springs Aerial Tramway (they even have their own website - check it out!). some of the effects are typical '70's', but its an OK film all in all. Some of the exterior shots are so obviously done in a studio (climbing up the gooseneck of the cable car etc) but then again some of the shots of the car near the end in its 'out of control' mode are very clever and sure get the adrenaline pumping - excellent. A remake could be easily done on this theme, as a lot of people would be genuinely scared if trapped and hanging in the mid-air. I know I would!


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