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Jet Storm

  • Film

Time Out says

A British prototype for the Airport disaster movies of the '60s and '70s, with Shepperton's version of an all-star cast among the 40 passengers and crew of a first class transatlantic flight. Attenborough is the disaster in question, a specialist in unstable compounds who is more than a little unstable himself after his daughter's death in a hit-and-run incident. It transpires that the guilty party (Rose) is also on the flight, and twitchy Dickie has a bomb stowed away. 'You think you have a plane-load of people? It's a travelling zoo!' he explains to Captain Stanley Baker - with some justification. Like its later supersonic counterparts, Endfield's film is naive and contrived, but not without interest as the alarmed passengers soon divide into groups: reactionary (advocating torture) and liberal (patience and persuasion).
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Release Details

  • Duration:99 mins

Cast and crew

  • Director:Cy Endfield
  • Screenwriter:Cy Endfield, Sigmund Miller
  • Cast:
    • Richard Attenborough
    • Stanley Baker
    • Hermione Baddeley
    • Bernard Braden
    • Diane Cilento
    • Paul Eddington
    • Megs Jenkins
    • David Kossoff
    • Virginia Maskell
    • George Rose
    • Harry Secombe
    • Elizabeth Sellars
    • Sybil Thorndike
    • Marty Wilde
    • Mai Zetterling
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