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Lost Flight (1970)

The captain of a downed airliner must help his crew and passengers survive on a deserted jungle island in the midst of a power struggle - an adult version of "Lord of the Flies."

Director:

Leonard J. Horn

Writer:

Dean Riesner
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Lloyd Bridges ... Steve Bannerman
Anne Francis ... Gina Talbott
Ralph Meeker ... Glenn Walkup
Andrew Prine ... Jonesy
Bobby Van ... Eddie Randolph
Linden Chiles ... Allen Bedecker
Michael Larrain Michael Larrain ... Francis Delaney
Billy Dee Williams ... Merle Barnaby
Michael-James Wixted Michael-James Wixted ... Charlie Burnett
Nobu McCarthy ... Zora Lewin
Jennifer Leak ... Beejay Caldwell
Kasey Rogers ... Mrs. Peterson
Connie Kreski Connie Kreski ... Australian's Wife
Paul Comi ... Joe Turley
Dallas Mitchell Dallas Mitchell ... Dave Nathan
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The captain of a downed airliner must help his crew and passengers survive on a deserted jungle island in the midst of a power struggle - an adult version of "Lord of the Flies."

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They survived by chance......They lived by fear

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Action | Drama

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Trivia

Received a brief theatrical showing in New York City in 1971 with a G rating. See more »

Goofs

After Glen Walkup's first encounter with Captain Bannerman in the terminal, there is some footage of the aircraft on the ramp. As a service truck passes, two men preparing a large motion picture camera can be seen on the observation deck. See more »

Quotes

Glenn Wallup: Look, Bannerman, you can play the big hero to the ladies around here, but as far as I'm concerned you're just an airborne bus driver, and not a very good one at that. I fire better men than you every day.
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Connections

Edited into Flight 90: Disaster on the Potomac (1984) See more »

Soundtracks

It's Not Unusual
(uncredited)
Written by Les Reed and Gordon Mills
Sung by Bobby Van
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Well, it landed In Oz
3 February 2005 | by ptb-8See all my reviews

Released in cinemas in Australia in 1970 this flying low drama is quite a good film. A strong cast of Universal stalwarts: Bridges, Meeker, Francis, Prine and even Billy Dee Williams see LOST FLIGHT offer solid performances with believable interaction. No dumb kids or even whining teens in this one, LOST FLIGHT was made for adults. Preceeding AIRPORT, this small but rewarding plane crash disaster pic may have been a trial run for the Arthur Hailey film. I saw it in a huge screen in a big 2500 seat cinema as a double feature (one week only!) and was well reviewed at the time. The plane crash sequence is particularly effective. 2005 TV has now seen a mini series called LOST about - exactly the same thing. Sort of a Lord Of The Flies entry into the desert island plane crash theme of stories LOST FLIGHT is very entertaining and recommended (if it ever turns up again, anywhere). This type of 60s Universal film was very well made and I would suggest today looks even more acceptable and interesting given the low quality of 2005 TV dramas and the silly violence and squabbling therein. DUEL and KILL CHARLEY VARRICK may have been other similar level films off the same production line that made it into cinemas overseas. Anyway with LOST on TV, LOST FLIGHT deserves another look. It's actually shorter and more interesting.


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

12 August 1970 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

El avión de los condenados See more »

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Mono

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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