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Crash (1978)

On December 29, 1972, Eastern Air Lines Flight 401 crashes into the Florida Everglades, resulting in 101 fatalities.

Director:

Barry Shear

Writers:

Rob Elder (book), Sarah Elder (book) | 2 more credits »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
William Shatner ... Carl Tobias
Adrienne Barbeau ... Veronica Daniels
Brooke Bundy ... Camille Lawrence
Christopher Connelly ... Mike Tagliarino
Lorraine Gary ... Emily Mulwray
Ron Glass ... Jerry Grant
Sharon Gless ... Lesley Fuller
Joyce Jameson ... Sophie Cross
George Maharis ... Evan Walsh
Ed Nelson ... Philip Mulwray
Gerald S. O'Loughlin ... Larry Cross
Artie Shaw ... Elderly Passenger
Joe Silver ... Alvin Jessop
Laraine Stephens ... Ginny Duffy
W.K. Stratton W.K. Stratton ... Ray Ordway
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On December 29, 1972, Eastern Air Lines Flight 401 crashes into the Florida Everglades, resulting in 101 fatalities.

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It Was The World's Safest Airplane. Why Did It Crash? See more »

Genres:

Drama

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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

29 October 1978 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Crash of Flight 401 See more »

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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Trivia

'Bob Crane' - actor from Hogan's Heroes - was originally cast in this movie, but was murdered before filming commenced. See more »

Goofs

When the Flight Attendants arrive into New York on another aircraft the plane they disembark from has a pointed red livery - that of another L1011 operator at the time; TWA. Eastern had a two tone blue livery. Also as they are running late to catch 401 most of the Cabin Crew leave the incoming aircraft with the passengers leaving only two Flight Attendants on board - something that would have not been permitted as there would be no Flight Attendants guarding the remaining emergency exits during disembarkation (in case they need to evacuate the passengers) See more »

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Follows The Ghost of Flight 401 (1978) See more »

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Standard 70's Disaster Film based on real events
11 December 2002 | by donuts13See all my reviews

As with the other user comment, Crash follows the real life story of the first crash of a jumbo jet, Eastern Airlines flight 401. Based on the excellent book by Rob and Sara Elder, the film, however, takes liberties with the facts. Most obvious is the William Shatner character, which must have been added as a narrative device but didn't exist in real life. Further, the films conclusion as to what caused the crash is wrong - not following the book nor the NTSB findings.


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