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Crash Landing: The Rescue of Flight 232 (1992)

The captain of a crippled jet steers toward tri-state rescue-team experts waiting in Sioux City, Iowa.

Director:

Lamont Johnson

Writer:

Harve Bennett
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Won 1 Primetime Emmy. Another 1 win & 2 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Charlton Heston ... Captain Al Haynes
Richard Thomas ... Gary Brown
James Coburn ... Jim Hathaway
Leon Russom ... Bob Hamilton
John M. Jackson ... Lt. Colonel Dennis Nielsen
Tom O'Brien ... Chris Porter
Philip Baker Hall ... Sam Gochenour
Tom Everett ... Mack Zubinski
Carmen Argenziano ... First Officer Bill Records
Bruce McGill ... Flight Engineer Dudley Dvorak
Arthur Rosenberg Arthur Rosenberg ... Dennis Fitch
Bill Geisslinger Bill Geisslinger ... Chuck Sundberg
Steven M. Porter ... Gary Anderson
Stephanie Dunnam
Mariangela Pino
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Storyline

Authentic drama of United Airlines flight 232 from Denver to Chicago. The DC-10 crashed during an emergency landing at Sioux City Gateway Airport on July 19, 1989. 184 people survived, partly thanks to the ground rescue workers who had 40 minutes to prepare for the event. Written by Roald Pettersen

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In 1988, Sioux City Iowa organized a revolutionary "Disaster Preparedness Program." On July 19th, 1989, they needed every trick in the book.

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Action | Drama

Certificate:

PG-13 | See all certifications »
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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

24 February 1992 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

A Thousand Heroes See more »

Filming Locations:

Nebraska, USA See more »

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Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Trivia

Towards the end of the film, a news conference on the crash of Flight 232 is shown on a television, with Iowa Gov. Terry Branstad praising Gary Brown for his well coordinated emergency response efforts after the crash. The footage is in fact real, with Branstad praising the real life Brown. Branstad served as the Governor of Iowa from 1983 to 1999, and was reelected once again in 2011. See more »

Goofs

The aircraft involved in the crash was a DC-10-10 (DC-10 first series), and the aircraft seen taxiing on Denver Stapleton Airport is the correct one. However, on takeoff, an additional landing gear in the center of the fuselage is clearly visible. This feature was included only in the latter DC-10-30 and -40 series. See more »

Quotes

Al Haynes: Denver Tower, this is United 232 heavy, ready for take-off, 35 Right.
Denver Tower Controller: 232 heavy, cleared for take-off, 35 Right, and have a good day sir.
Al Haynes: Denver Tower, roger that, cleared for take-off runway 35 Right... and you have a good one too.
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References Emergency! (1972) See more »

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Outstanding - better than Fearless / more accurate
26 March 2006 | by tmancusoSee all my reviews

I give this a 9 out of 10 for accuracy in portraying the events / crash of UA232. Having personally met and spoken with survivor Jerry Schemmel, as well as reading his book and other accounts, this film was fantastic to say the least. As far as rating it as a 'movie' goes, of course it was only a 'made for TV' movie, and as such lacking much of the big-production Hollywood quality - still, this was finely done, emotionally compelling, and effective at bringing home both the tragedy and the Victory of the day.

Read the book(s), (Chosen to Live- ISBN: 0965208656), enjoy the movie. For additional viewing, check out 'Fearless' starring Jeff Bridges. This movie was taken loosely from the event, although in no way non-fictional.


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