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The Ghost of Flight 401 (1978)

An aircraft crashes in the Florida Everglades, killing 103 passengers. After the wreckage is removed, salvageable parts from the plane are used to repair other aircraft. Soon passengers and... See full summary »

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Robert Malcolm Young (teleplay), John G. Fuller (book)
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Nominated for 1 Primetime Emmy. See more awards »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Ernest Borgnine ... Dom Cimoli
Gary Lockwood ... Jordan Evanhower
Tina Chen ... Val
Kim Basinger ... Prissy Frasier
Tom Clancy Tom Clancy ... Dutch
Howard Hesseman ... Bert Stockwell
Russell Johnson ... Loft
Robert F. Lyons ... Bill Bowdish
Allan Miller ... Les Garrick
Alan Oppenheimer ... Barton
Carol Eve Rossen ... Maria Cimoli (as Carol Rossen)
Eugene Roche ... Andrews
Luis Avalos
Ted Hartley Ted Hartley
Byron Morrow ... Bailey
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Storyline

An aircraft crashes in the Florida Everglades, killing 103 passengers. After the wreckage is removed, salvageable parts from the plane are used to repair other aircraft. Soon passengers and crew on those aircraft report seeing what they believe to be the ghost of the wrecked airplane's flight engineer. Written by Anonymous

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

18 February 1978 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Der Geist von Flug 401 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

Not all the exterior/in flight shots are of an L-1011. Some of the shots used are actually darkened shots of Boeing 727s in flight. The difference is that on a 727, the rear tail assembly features wings above the fuselage and all 3 engines are located in proximity. On an L-1011, the two main engines are on the front wings and the tail engine is above the rear cabin but the rear wings are level with the front wings. See more »

Quotes

Narrator: In the last hours of December 29, 1972, a jetliner with 163 passengers and thirteen crew members crashed in the Everglades just outside of Miami...
Narrator: This is the true story of that crash, and of the legend that grew up about the incredible aftermath.
Narrator: Throughout the aviation world, it is still spoken of as the "Ghost of Flight 401."
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Followed by Crash (1978) See more »

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A really intriguing story
10 May 2005 | by pmakres1See all my reviews

This very intriguing story about Eastern Airlines flight 401 which crashed in the everglades, is a really good movie that deserves a look for any who have not seen it. I taped it many years ago and occasionally take another look at it, as I did last evening. Apparently this was a made for TV movie, and is not available on DVD. I wish it was! The movie really gives one pause to think about all the things we really don't realize or understand about life and death. It contains a good cast and is acted well. Among the familiar faces are Ernest Borgnine and Russell Johnson of Gilligan's Island fame. If anyone hears of it becoming available, please let me know.


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