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Terror in the Sky (1971)

On a transcontinental flight, the flight crew suffer from food poisioning and become incapacitated. To save the aircraft, the cabin crew locate a passenger with flying experience. He is ... See full summary »

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Stephen Karpf (teleplay), Elinor Karpf (teleplay) | 2 more credits »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Leif Erickson ... Marty Treleavan
Doug McClure ... George Spencer
Roddy McDowall ... Dr. Ralph Baird
Lois Nettleton ... Janet Turner
Keenan Wynn ... Milton
Jack Ging ... Controller
Sam Melville ... Stewart
Leonard Stone ... Harry Burdick
Sidney Clute ... Mr. Swenson
Christopher Dark Christopher Dark ... Mr. McCann
Loretta Leversee Loretta Leversee ... Mrs. McCann
Patricia Mattick Patricia Mattick ... Ellen
Victor Izay ... Second Man
Kenneth Tobey ... Capt. Wilson
Ed McCready Ed McCready ... Football Fan
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On a transcontinental flight, the flight crew suffer from food poisioning and become incapacitated. To save the aircraft, the cabin crew locate a passenger with flying experience. He is coached by an experienced pilot on the ground. Written by Chris Hartcher <hartcher@ozemail.com.au>

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

17 September 1971 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Panik in den Wolken See more »

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Production Co:

Paramount Television See more »
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Mono

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Color

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1.33 : 1
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The film is a remake of Zero Hour! (1957), which was later parodied extensively in Airplane! (1980). See more »

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Referenced in The A-Team: The Beast from the Belly of a Boeing (1983) See more »

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remake of Dana Andrews movie
24 June 2006 | by mark-348See all my reviews

This was not the original movie with the crew becoming ill. " Zero Hour with Dana Andrews from 1957 was the same story as he had to fly the plane with only military experience that haunted him. There was one other that I can't seem to remember, but I think that it had Scottie from Star Trek involved. In any case it was definitely Zero Hour that was best known and was probably the reason behind Airplane's spoof and Terror in the Sky's sequel. The crew became ill from eating the same spoiled food and the flight attendant had to solicit from the passengers a new pilot. Andrews reluctantly became the man and overall it was quite entertaining.


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