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Miracle Landing

Germany:85 min
IMDB rate:
Dick Lowry
Won Primetime Emmy.
Country: USA
Release Date: 1990-02-11
Filming Locations: Honolulu, O'ahu, Hawaii, USA
Connie Sellecca
Mimi Tompkins
Wayne Rogers
Bob Schornstheimer
Nancy Kwan
C.B. Lansing
James Cromwell
B.J. Cocker
Jay Thomas
Ed Meyer, Maui Tower Supervisor
Armin Shimerman
Rick, Maui Tower Operator
Jeff Allin
Jeff Thomas
Kathleen Bailey
Cindy Thomas
James Grant Benton
Ray Bumatai
Gilbert Kili Honda
Glenn Cannon
Roy Wesler
David S. Cass Sr.
Troy Evans
Sonny Tompkins
Peter Fox
Albert Lee
Matt McCoy
Doug Torbel
Herta Ware
Dorothy Hendricks
Jack Murdock
George Hendricks
Will Estes
David Kornberg (as Will Nipper)
George O'Hanlon Jr.
Randall Gillette
Delphine Pacific
Randal Patrick
Peter Rowan
Jessica Prestler
Kai Honda
Stephanie Reynolds
Mary Schornstheimer
William Schreiner
Craig Mallory
Patty Toy
Jane Sato-Tomita
Ned Van Zandt
Student Pilot
Dina Andrews
Flight Attendant (uncredited)
Did you know?
The aircraft used for the movie (bearing the colors of fictitious Paradise Airlines) is a Boeing 737-297 Advanced, registered as N70723. At the time, it was owned by Aloha Airlines (which is the airline involved in the incident of flight 243). That aircraft has been re-registered C-GCWJ and is flying currently (2005) for WestJet Airlines in Canada.
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Based on a true story.
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In real life, an FAA air traffic controller was in the flight deck jumpseat. This was not depicted in the movie.
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Gail Kornberg's gold hoop earrings disappear and reappear throughout the movie.
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In the beginning of the movie, while in the simulator, a "rapid decompression" scenario is thrown at the crew. But with clearance to land AND the runway in sight, there's no way they'd be at 8,000 feet (the maximum normal airliner cabin pressure), let alone the 10,000 feet James Cromwell mentions outside the simulator. And as the plane descends toward the airport, the pressure reduces gently anyway to match the ambient air pressure of the destination.
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The blood stains on the man with a piece of plastic stuck on his face change between two continuous shots.
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David Kornberg: Excuse me! Could you...?
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Michelle Honda: [Tui's too big for the seat belt] Can I help you?
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Doug Torbel: How about a beer?
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Photos from cast
Ana Alicia Jane Daly