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Starflight: The Plane That Couldn't Land (1983)

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TV Movie | 115 min | Sci-Fi, Thriller

On the maiden flight of the first hypersonic commercial plane which can make the flight from New York City to London in four hours, a minor disaster occurs resulting in the plane actually leaving the Earth's atmosphere and orbiting around ...See moreOn the maiden flight of the first hypersonic commercial plane which can make the flight from New York City to London in four hours, a minor disaster occurs resulting in the plane actually leaving the Earth's atmosphere and orbiting around the globe. A lack of heat-resistant tiling prevents the plane from simply re-entering the atmosphere. With oxygen (and therefore time) running out, the crew of the plane and the crew on the ground must figure out a way to return the plane and its passengers to safety. Written by Afterburner See less
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Director
Jerry Jameson (directed by)
Writers
Robert Malcolm Young (screenplay by) | Peter R. Brooke (story by)
Producers
Peter Nelson (produced by) | Arnold H. Orgolini (produced by) (as Arnold Orgolini)
Composer
Lalo Schifrin (music by)
Cinematographer
H├ęctor R. Figueroa (as Hector Figueroa)
Editor
John F. Link (edited by) (as John F. Link II)
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Production Designer
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Updated Feb 27, 1983

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Feb 27, 1983 (United States)

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Hal Linden
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Lauren Hutton
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Ray Milland
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Gail Strickland
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Bowdish (as George Di Cenzo) Bowdish (as George Di Cenzo)   See fewer
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Tess Harper
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Terry Kiser
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Gary Bayer
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Pat Corley
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Michael Currie
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Marshall R. Teague
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4.9 / 10 | 889 votes