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Twelve miles above the Pacific Ocean, an errant missile strikes a state of the art passenger jet. The flight crew is crippled or dead. Now, defying both nature and man, a handful of survivors must achieve the impossible: Land the airplane.

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T.J. Scott

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Kevin Lund (teleplay), T.J. Scott (teleplay) | 2 more credits »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Aidan Quinn ... John Berry
Dean Cain ... Commander James Slan
Kelly Hu ... Sharon Crandall
Charles S. Dutton ... Admiral Randolf Hennings
Michael Murphy ... Captain Randall Williams
Gail O'Grady ... Anne Metz
Sasha Roiz ... Wayne Johnson
Richard Fitzpatrick Richard Fitzpatrick ... Jack Miller
Tamara Hope ... Linda Farley
Gabriel Hogan ... Daniel McVary
Victoria Pratt ... Simms
Ron Lea ... Harold Stein
Matt Aquin Matt Aquin ... David Henderson
Martin Roach ... Carl Fessell
Matt Gordon ... Carson Evans
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Twelve miles above the Pacific Ocean, an errant missile strikes a state of the art passenger jet. The flight crew is crippled or dead. Now, defying both nature and man, a handful of survivors must achieve the impossible: Land the airplane.

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

2 October 2005 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Mayday - Hätäkutsu See more »

Filming Locations:

Toronto, Ontario, Canada

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Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Goofs

During the plane's decent after shutting off the fuel pumps, the altimeter is shown with the hands moving counter clockwise which is normal in a descent. However, the altimeter setting (the small window on the right of the altimeter marked 29.9, 30.0, etc) is also moving. This is not an indicator, but a setting of the current barometric pressure which is set by the pilot. It would not move due to a change in altitude. See more »

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I would rather look at the bricks on my wall.
4 October 2005 | by SicongliSee all my reviews

Okay, so i was excited to see this movie since the ad on NBC was such a thriller. So, i cancelled my hocky practice and turned on the TV with a hot bowl of orville popcorn.

I was in absolute disbelief how scientifically inaccurate and plot-less this movie is. The only thing that kept me from pressing the remote is the thought of Kelly Hu Nude in the shower in the movie "scorpion." Oh, and what happened to the "not enough fuel?" as Aiden somehow magically pilots the plane back to san fransico.

Anyways, put it this way, T.J. Scott would have made about 10 millions dollars more if he simply had made Kelly Hu show more skin.


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