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Shootdown (1988)

TV-14 | | Drama | TV Movie 28 November 1988
Nan Moore (Dame Angela Lansbury), the mother of one of the victims of the aero accident of the Korean Air Lines in 1983 where the plane was shot down over the Soviet Union, tries to find ... See full summary »


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Cast overview, first billed only:
Angela Lansbury ... Nan Moore
George Coe ... David
Kyle Secor ... John Moore
Molly Hagan ... Elizabeth Moore
Jennifer Savidge Jennifer Savidge ... Mary
Diana Bellamy ... Lillian
Alan Fudge ... Bruce
Booth Colman Booth Colman ... Bernard
Richard McKenzie ... Rep. Overstar
John Cullum ... Robert Allardyce
Robin Curtis ... 1st Newswoman
Terri Hanauer ... Rita Steinhardt
Haunani Minn ... Anna Nillson
Paul Linke ... Martin Henderson
Richard Green ... Radio Host


Nan Moore (Dame Angela Lansbury), the mother of one of the victims of the aero accident of the Korean Air Lines in 1983 where the plane was shot down over the Soviet Union, tries to find the truth of what happened on that particular flight. But she finds only a wall of silence and lots of trouble with the authorities. Written by Volker Boehm

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Based on the Unsolved True Story!




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28 November 1988 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

El avión derribado See more »

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Leonard Hill Films See more »
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1.33 : 1
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Has a strong theme but is extremely boring.
27 July 1999 | by escapee-2See all my reviews

This movie was obviously made to compel viewers to search for the truth to the event, and this it achieves by showing the viewer exactly why the truth needs to be found. It attempts to present the human side of the tragedy, and compels you to feel sympathy for the victims. This it does, but that is all. Nan Moore is the main character, and she is played by Angela Lansbury in a remotely realistic, and occasionally believable way. In the first hour, this is because of her over acting, but in the end because of the script. The last two scenes, which are meant to provide a strong anti-war theme, sounds so pathetic that I was compelled to laugh as Nan Moore preached about how we as a race must strive to achieve peace and to stop shooting down aircraft over eachothers territory. because of this, the solemn message is lost, and the climax of the whole long, boring film is rendered pointless by the shocking way it is done. Over-all, the movie is not worth seeing under any circumstances- not for entertainment, not for information, and not for drama.

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