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 ...
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After his last contract, the hitman Martin "Christian" Terrier tells his only friend Michel that he will retire; however Michel advises that the Organization will never let him go. ... See full summary »
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 gesture prior to the 1980 Olympic Games. Among those on board is Maggie Whelan, a television reporter, who is taking both legs of the trip. Just after boarding at Dulles International Airport, she receives documents conclusively and unequivocally stating that her boyfriend, Dr. Kevin Harrison, the Chairman of Harrison Industries, an aerospace contractor, is complicit in illegally selling arms to enemy regimes. Regardless, Maggie loves Kevin, who vows to do the right thing by making a public statement to his illegal activities. Maggie also intends on making an on-air report of the story once she arrives in Moscow. Kevin, however, has other thoughts. He plans on destroying the documents, the most convenient way being to bring down the Concorde with Maggie aboard, initially having the attack on the ...Written by
The Concorde's nose was always lowered while in motion on the ground; the pilots couldn't see the ground if the nose was raised. See more »
Capt. Joe Patroni:
Wait a minute! That perfume of yours smells awfully familiar.
[Patroni gives a funny look to Metrand. He and Isabelle are surprised that Patroni figures out they are involved]
[to Metrand; angry tone]
Je te remercie! On peut avoir confiance en toi!
[subtitle translation: Thanks a lot! You can have confidence in you!]
Capt. Joe Patroni:
What did she say?
Capt. Paul Metrand:
Probably the same as you say in English.
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SPOILER: There are two versions of the scene where Kevin Harrison committs suicide. The first, which is the theatrical version, has Harrison, on his private plane, after seeing that Maggie is still alive after the Concorde crashes in the mountains, shooting himself. The alternate scene, which airs on the network television version, which airs a further nineteen minutes of footage discarded from the theatrical version, has him shooting himself in a crowd of reporters while being asked about the Concorde incident. See more »
This movie is scary at times, perhaps no more so than when a naked George Kennedy tells his hooker girlfriend he wants a little more sugar. Thankfully his nakedness is covered by a blanket, but the image is still more horrifying than anything you're likely to find in, for example, Schindler's List.
The dialog in this film was inspiring; it inspired me to watch another movie. In one scene, when a stewardess remarks about male pilots, Kennedy asks, "Why do you think it's called a 'cock' pit?" Charming.
And yes, contrary to what some have written, this film is very, very bad.
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