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Final Descent (1997)

Not Rated | | Drama, Thriller | TV Movie 12 October 1997
A commercial pilot is forced to keep a plane aloft that was struck in midair by another plane to keep it from ripping apart even as the fuel is running out and the air and cabin pressure is dropping.

Director:

Mike Robe

Writers:

Robert P. Davis (book), Roger Young (teleplay)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Robert Urich ... Capt. Glen (Lucky) Singer
Annette O'Toole ... Connie Phipps
John de Lancie ... Capt. George W. Bouchard
Jim Byrnes ... Duke Houston
Ken Pogue ... Ian Pryce
Blu Mankuma ... Jack Eberly
Tom McBeath ... Pilot of Private Plane N9478C
Kevin McNulty ... Henry Gibbons
Stephen E. Miller ... Lt. Col. Frank O'Hearn
Gwynyth Walsh ... Patty
Lorraine Landry Lorraine Landry ... Jill Zimmer
Carrie Cain-Sparks Carrie Cain-Sparks ... Crystal Dupree (as Carrie Cain Sparks)
Aaron Joseph Aaron Joseph ... Adam Dupree
Louva Meloche Louva Meloche ... Tasha
Cody Serpa Cody Serpa ... Freddie
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Storyline

An airliner collides with a light plane just after takeoff, causing its elevators to jam in the full climb position. It will crash as soon as the fuel runs out, unless some desperate measure succeeds in bringing the nose down. Written by Anonymous

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Genres:

Drama | Thriller

Certificate:

Not Rated | See all certifications »
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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

12 October 1997 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Final Descent See more »

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Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Trivia

The aircraft is a Gallant 270, made by Gallant Aviation, a fictitious company; probably named after producer Michael O. Gallant. See more »

Goofs

When the helicopter shoots holes in the elevators, close-up shots show the bullets passing through them in the wrong direction. See more »

Quotes

Glen "Lucky" Singer: Stay in one piece, baby!
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Connections

Followed by Final Run (1999) See more »

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User Reviews

 
Don't trust the vote-You could do a lot worse!
15 February 2001 | by rubenfranssonSee all my reviews

Final Descent isn't an original flick.-But first and foremost a solid movie, without all the usual mistakes we're all so sick and tired of! The acting is solid. The plot and script works. The technical aspects seem credible. The outside-shots of the airplane are good. and the special effects are actually flawless. -On top of which Robert Ürich delivers a fine performance as usual. All in all:-A good version of an old idea. You won't be disappointed. I give it 4/6!


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