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Last Flight Out (1990)

PG | | Drama | TV Movie 22 May 1990
Fact-based story set in Saigon in April, 1975, shortly after U.S. combat troops have withdrawn, and immediately before the Communist forces overrun the city. American citizens try to help ... See full summary »

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Larry Elikann
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Nominated for 1 Primetime Emmy. See more awards »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Richard Crenna ... Dan Hood
James Earl Jones ... Al Topping
Eric Bogosian ... Larry Rose
Rosalind Chao ... Tra Duong
Barry Corbin ... Capt. Bob Berg
Lee Garlington ... Jan
Molly Hagan ... Pam
James Hong ... Insp. Quang
Arliss Howard ... Jim Eckes
Elizabeth Lindsey Elizabeth Lindsey
Haing S. Ngor ... Pham Van Minh (as Dr. Haing S. Ngor)
Stephen Tobolowsky ... Doctor Timothy Brandon
Keone Young ... Tung Sanh
James Morrison ... Elliot
Kieu Chinh
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Storyline

Fact-based story set in Saigon in April, 1975, shortly after U.S. combat troops have withdrawn, and immediately before the Communist forces overrun the city. American citizens try to help South Vietnamese refugees escape on the last commercial flight, that will be permitted to leave the city. Written by John Sacksteder <jsackste@bellsouth.net>

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refugee | vietnam war | vietnam | See All (3) »

Genres:

Drama

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG for mild language and thematic elements | See all certifications »
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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

22 May 1990 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Az utolsó légijárat See more »

Filming Locations:

Thailand

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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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The real plane used for the last Pan Am flight out of Saigon was actually a Boeing 747 and not a Lockheed Tristar. See more »

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This is part of my family history.
30 January 2014 | by sberg-620-625546See all my reviews

My review is biased since my grandfather was the real life pilot of the Last Flight Out. It's a good made for TV movie with some modification as Hollywood does to most stories. They changed the roles that the crew played and from the stories that I've heard from my grandfather, some of the actions taken by the co-pilot were actually his actions. I've heard the real story as told to me by Captain Bob Berg himself. I've met some of the other flight crew in person so this movie holds special significance to me and my family. If you'd like to get an idea of what happened in Saigon right before it fell to communist forces of the north this movie depicts a small portion of that.

All-in-all an OK story with a reasonable depiction of what happened.


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