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SST: Death Flight (1977)

On its maiden flight, the crew of America's first supersonic transport learns that it may not be able to land, due to an act of sabotage and a deadly flu on-board.

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David Lowell Rich

Writers:

Robert L. Joseph (teleplay), Meyer Dolinsky (teleplay) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Barbara Anderson ... Carla Stanley
Bert Convy ... Tim Vernon
Peter Graves ... Paul Whitley
Lorne Greene ... Marshall Cole
Season Hubley ... Anne Redding
Tina Louise ... Mae
George Maharis ... Les Phillips
Burgess Meredith ... Willy Basset
Doug McClure ... Hank Fairbanks
Martin Milner ... Lyle Kingman
Brock Peters ... Dr. Ralph Therman
Robert Reed ... Captain Jim Walsh
Susan Strasberg ... Nancy Kingman
Misty Rowe ... Angela Garland
Billy Crystal ... David
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Storyline

Cutlass Aircraft has just completed America's first supersonic jetliner, and a host of celebrities and other important people have booked tickets for the maiden voyage, including former sportscaster Lyle Kingman (Martin Milner) and his ex-wife (Susan Strasberg), CEO Paul Whitley (Peter Graves), a soon-to-be married couple (John de Lancie and Season Hubley), Cutlass PR man Tim Vernon (Bert Convy) and his girlfriend Angela (Misty Rowe), television reporter Carla Stanley (Barbara Anderson), grounded pilot Hank Fairbanks (Doug McClure), and legendary aircraft designer Willy Basset (Burgess Meredith). Unfortunately the plane's hydraulic system has been sabotaged by a disgruntled Cutlass engineer (George Maharis), and last-minute passenger Dr. Therman (Brock Peters) has brought a deadly strain of influenza aboard. With no working controls at 60,000 feet over the Atlantic, Captain Walsh (Robert Reed), McClure, Meredith, and Cutlass VP Marshall Cole (Lorne Greene), have to find a way to get ... Written by Christopher M. Buckey

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ONE HOUR AFTER TAKE OFF...SUDDENLY IT HAPPENS! The Inaugural Flight of America's First SST. 250 People Trapped By a Deadly Menace on a Supersonic Giant...And No Airport in the World Will Let Them Land!

Genres:

Adventure | Drama

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

25 February 1977 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Flight of the Maiden See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

ABC Circle Films See more »
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

| (DVD)

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Trivia

This is the only program that Martin Milner and George Maharis were in beside Route 66 although they did not share any scenes. See more »

Goofs

The decompression at 65,000 feet should have killed everyone. See more »

Alternate Versions

One brief scene involving nudity was added to attract some interest in a foreign theatrical release. It involved Misty Rowe who had become known for her Marilyn Monroe role in Goodbye Norma Jean. See more »

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Referenced in Primetime Glick: Rob Lowe/Billy Crystal (2001) See more »

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Fun flight
27 November 2000 | by Uffe-13See all my reviews

This is a very enjoyable disaster movie, about yet another one of those star-filled planes heading for trouble. This time, a Concorde is sabotaged, and if that wasn´t enough, there is also a virus spreading inside the plane. The film has everything an airplane-disaster movie buff could ask for: tacky effects, lots of stars and fun dialogue. Pretty good stuff.


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