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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 ... 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

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Color

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1.33 : 1
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The missile fired from the F-18 is an AIM-9 Sidewinder. The Sidewinder is a short-range heat-seeking missile, and would have insufficient fuel to fly 480 miles to an airborne target. The operational range of the AIM-9 is about 11 miles. As a heat-seeker, it would not rely upon radar for guidance as shown in the movie. See more »

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not the book
31 October 2005 | by smacomber-1See all my reviews

If I hadn't read the book, I would have liked the movie better. The movie deleted much of the "controversal" stuff from the book and it muddied what happened to the passengers. There were technical errors about flying that were sloppy: why have the controller give a take off clearance twice when one should have been a taxi clearance. And what was with the group in the conference room on the plane? Totally unnecessary, wasn't in the book, added nothing to the movie. Aidan Quinn and Kelly Hu were good, not to sappy. Quinn was pretty faithful to the written character of the "weekend" pilot. Dean Cain was miss-cast. I don't see him as amoral as his character was supposed to be.


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