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Freefall: Flight 174 (1995)

Director:
Jorge Montesi
COUNTRY
Canada/USA
GENRE
Drama/Disaster
NORWEGIAN TITLE
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RUNNING TIME
94 minutes

RELEASED BY
ABC
Producer:
Lisa Richardson
Tom Rowe
Screenwriter:
Lionel Chetwynd


Cast includes:

CHARACTER ACTOR/ACTRESS RATING
Captain Robert Pearson William Devane
FIrst Officer Maurice Quintal Scott Hylands
Flight Attendant Lynn Brown Shelley Hack
Senior Flight Attendant Larry Roberts Kevin McNulty
Pearl Dion Gwynyth Walsh
Air traffic controller Al Williams Nicholas Turturro
Rick Dion Winston Rekert

 

Review

The true story about Air Canada Flight 143, which became known as the "Gimli Glider" after the 1983 incident upon which this 1995 film is based, is more or less buried in cheap 1990s TV movie production values, cheesy sub-plots and a slow, slow descent towards the ineviteable conclusion. Still, at the core of it all is an interesting movie, it you're patient enough to wait for it. Or rather to edit it out yourself. William Devane's dependability as Captain Robert Pearson provides a solid base when the film otherwise seems clueless and badly paced.

Copyright 14.03.2020 Fredrik Gunerius Fevang

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