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The Night They Took Miss Beautiful (1977)

Not Rated | | Drama | TV Movie 24 October 1977
Criminals hijack an airplane that not only carries a dangerous organism that is to be used in bacterial warfare, but also five beauty contest finalists.

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Lou LaRose (story), George Lefferts
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Gary Collins ... Paul Fabiani
Chuck Connors ... Mike O'Toole
Henry Gibson ... Rolly Royce
Peter Haskell ... Damon Faulkner
Karen Lamm Karen Lamm ... Cindy Lou Barrett
Sheree North ... Layla Burden
Victoria Principal ... Reba Bar Lev
Gregory Sierra ... Omar Welk
Phil Silvers ... Marv Barker
Stella Stevens ... Kate Malloy
Rosanne Katon ... April Garland
Jonathan Banks ... Buck
William Bassett ... Smitty
Marcia Lewis Marcia Lewis ... Mrs. Barrett
Burke Byrnes ... Barney Jessup
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Criminals hijack an airplane that not only carries a dangerous organism that is to be used in bacterial warfare, but also five beauty contest finalists.

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Drama

Certificate:

Not Rated
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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

24 October 1977 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

La noche en que raptaron a Miss Belleza See more »

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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Trivia

Featuring two playboy playmates. Miss September 1978 Roseanne Karin and Lillian Muller 1976 Playmate of the Year See more »

Connections

Referenced in Circus of the Stars #2 (1977) See more »

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Hokey Fun
19 April 2007 | by ReelCheeseSee all my reviews

As the title implies, THE NIGHT THEY TOOK MISS BEAUTIFUL offers up some hokey enjoyment. This obscure made-for-television effort introduces us to two dim-witted terrorists who hijack a charter plane full of beauty contestants and, unbeknownst to them, a pilot secretly carrying a deadly biological agent!

THE NIGHT THEY TOOK MISS BEAUTIFUL is not exactly grade A suspense, but nor is it boring or lacking in merit. In some ways it's just another lame '70s film, complete with cardboard characters, but in others it's surprisingly ambitious. Some scenes, particularly Mrs. Barrett's urging her daughter to give in to a horny terrorist, are painfully awkward; while others, especially those surrounding the much-feared biological agent, are quite fun.

It's a mixed bag, to be sure, and those with an appetite for cheesiness will appreciate it more than most. Watch for TV legend Phil Silvers in one of his final roles.


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