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Skyway to Death (1974)

Not Rated | | Adventure, Thriller | TV Movie 19 January 1974
The passengers in an aerial tramway are trapped when the tramway breaks down 8500 feet in the air.

Director:

Gordon Hessler

Writer:

David Spector
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Complete credited cast:
Ross Martin ... Martin Leonard
Stefanie Powers ... Nancy Sorenson
Bobby Sherman ... Barney Taylor
Tige Andrews ... Sam Nichols
Nancy Malone ... Ann Leonard
David Sheiner ... Bill Carter
John Astin ... Andrew Tustin
Joseph Campanella ... Bob Parsons
Ruth McDevitt ... Aunt Louise
Severn Darden ... Steve Kramer
Billy Green Bush ... Walter Benson
Lissa Morrow Lissa Morrow ... Kathy Reed
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The passengers in an aerial tramway are trapped when the tramway breaks down 8500 feet in the air.

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Lost TV Movie
24 April 2006 | by PaulJ7460See all my reviews

I haven't seen this movie in years but it was kind of eerie when New York City's Roosevelt Island Tram car got stuck for over 11 hours in April of 2006. It reminded me of this movie and all I can remember is that Ruth McDevitt is in it and she's wearing a hat and it flies off her head and she utters "Dam" and covers her mouth after she says it. That was probably one of the few curse words allowed on 1974 TV which it why it stuck in my head. Overall, I don't remember much of the movie but Bobby Sherman was one of the people stuck in the tram and he was supposedly one of the draws of this TV-movie. ABC ran the trailer for this movie over and over again and like all of their movies of the week, had that "I have to watch it" feeling. Too bad a lot of these rare gems are not seen anymore and with the advent of cable and satellite TV, you would think somebody would create a home for these movies. A sort of "70's retro-movie channel." A DVD release would be great, but who would remember it?


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

19 January 1974 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Descida para a Morte See more »

Filming Locations:

Palm Springs, California, USA

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Universal Television See more »
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Mono

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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