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Freefall: Flight 174 (1995)

Falling from the Sky: Flight 174 (original title)
TV-14 | | Drama | TV Movie 20 February 1995
True story of a brand-new Canadian airliner running out of fuel in-flight and forced to glide to the nearest airfield.

Director:

Jorge Montesi

Writers:

William Hoffer (book), Marilyn Hoffer (book) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
William Devane ... Capt. Bob Pearson
Scott Hylands ... Maurice Quintal
Shelley Hack ... Lynn Brown
Kevin McNulty ... Larry Roberts
Gwynyth Walsh ... Pearl Dion
Gloria Carlin Gloria Carlin ... Meg
Suzy Joachim ... Florence Bisaillon
Nicholas Turturro ... Al Williams
Winston Rekert Winston Rekert ... Rick Dion
Mariette Hartley ... Beth Pearson
Philip Granger ... Phil Lyons
Philip Maurice Hayes ... Bob Rand (as Philip Hayes)
David Lewis ... Frank Farr
Sheelah Megill Sheelah Megill ... Mrs. Hebert
John Novak ... Len Daniels
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Storyline

It's the summer of 1983. Canada World Airways' brand-new Boeing 767 leaves Montreal bound for Edmonton. When the plane reaches its cruise altitude, the impossible happens: the plane runs out of fuel, due to a miscalculation by the ground staff in Montreal. Captain Bob Pearson and First Officer Maurice Quintal face a potentially deadly disaster in this true story, as the 767, with about 60 souls on board, slowly falls from the sky. Written by Sergio Ortega

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Genres:

Drama

Certificate:

TV-14 | See all certifications »
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Details

Country:

Canada | USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

20 February 1995 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Freefall: Flight 174 See more »

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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Trivia

After leaving Montreal, the real flight made a stop in Ottawa. See more »

Goofs

A Lexus is shown at the airport. Lexus didn't exist in 1983. See more »

Quotes

Larry Roberts: [over the PA] Uh, would the cabin crew please report to the forward galley?
Phil Lyons: [raising his glass] Here's to accurate dental records.
Bob Rand: [stopping flight attendant Florence on her way to the front] Hey! What the hell is going on?
Florence Bisaillon: Uh, routine, Sir. Just routine for us to meet on long flights, to check the liquor inventory...
Bob Rand: Don't give me that bull. I'm a paying customer. I pay your damn wages. Now, what's going on?
Florence Bisaillon: If you *must* swear, could you keep your voice down?
[keeps walking]
Bob Rand: Hey! Hey! Hey!
Phil Lyons: I knew...
[...]
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Trying the impossible ...............
10 August 2010 | by merklekranzSee all my reviews

From the grabber opening in a flight simulator, till the electrifying landing, William Devane and his flight crew are trying the impossible. Never before had a jumbo commercial aircraft been landed from a free fall. While the passenger's personal dramas may seem overdone, everything about the impending disaster is tense and realistic. There are even a few moments of sharp humor to interrupt the extreme anxiety. William Devane carries "Freefall : Flight 174" to greatness with a terrific performance as the cool headed captain. If you enjoy realistic disaster films, this is a must see, and I guarantee you will be cheering at the end. - MERK


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