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The Doomsday Flight (1966)

Approved | | Thriller | TV Movie 13 December 1966
A bomb on board an airliner has an altitude-sensitive trigger. Unless a ransom is paid, it will explode when the plane descends to land.

Director:

William A. Graham (as William Graham)

Writer:

Rod Serling
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Jack Lord ... Special Agent Frank Thompson
Edmond O'Brien ... The Man
Katherine Crawford ... Jean
John Saxon ... George Ducette
Van Johnson ... Capt. Anderson
Tom Simcox ... Chipps - Flight Engineer
Michael Sarrazin ... Army Corporal
Edward Asner ... Feldman
Malachi Throne ... Bartender
Robert Pickering Robert Pickering ... Willoughby
Jan Shepard Jan Shepard ... Mrs. Thompson
Greg Morris ... Balaban - FBI Agent (as Gregg Morris)
Richard Carlson ... Chief Pilot Bob Shea
David Lewis ... Mr. Rierdon
Howard Caine ... L.A. Dispatcher
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Storyline

A bomb is planted on board an airplane, with an altitude-sensitive trigger. It will explode when the plane descends through the altitude of 5,000 feet, unless the ransom demanded is paid. Written by Anonymous

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A madman, a bomb, and a crowded jetliner - in a skyful of drama and suspense!

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

13 December 1966 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

The Doomsday Flight See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Universal Television See more »
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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Trivia

The script contains a few elements of Rod Serling's script for the twilight zone episode "The Odyssey of flight 33". See more »

Goofs

The opening credits show a Boeing 707 making a landing approach, then the shot cuts to the landing gear of a B-52 touching the runway. See more »

Quotes

Capt. Anderson: [the pilot has just landed the plane, and the bomb didn't go off] Ladies and gentlemen, welcome to Denver. Altitude 5,300 feet above sea level... And thanks be to God for every foot of it.
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Connections

Referenced in Call Me Mr. Brown (1990) See more »

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One of the three greatest movies involving an airplane
21 December 1999 | by LRFLRFSee all my reviews

Doomsday Flight, written by the master dramatist Rod Serling, is one of the three best movies ever made involving an airplane flight (Fate is the Hunter and Airport are the others). Very well acted by a non-big name cast including lots of familiar faces.


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