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Miracle Landing (1990)

Not Rated | | Drama | TV Movie 11 February 1990
A passenger jet loses a portion of its fuselage in flight over Hawaii and is forced to make an emergency landing.


Dick Lowry


Garner Simmons
Won 1 Primetime Emmy. See more awards »


Cast overview, first billed only:
Connie Sellecca ... Mimi Tompkins
Wayne Rogers ... Bob Schornstheimer
Ana Alicia ... Michelle Honda (as Ana-Alicia)
Nancy Kwan ... C.B. Lansing
James Cromwell ... B.J. Cocker
Jay Thomas ... Ed Meyer, Maui Tower Supervisor
Armin Shimerman ... Rick, Maui Tower Operator
Jeff Allin ... Jeff Thomas
Kathleen Bailey ... Cindy Thomas
James Grant Benton James Grant Benton ... Kapali
Ray Bumatai Ray Bumatai ... Gilbert Kili Honda
Glenn Cannon Glenn Cannon ... Roy Wesler
David S. Cass Sr. David S. Cass Sr. ... Man
Jane Daly ... Gail Kornberg
Troy Evans ... Sonny Tompkins
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"Miss, what's that?" the kid asked the stewardess, pointing to a small crack that he noticed in celing above him. At that point, the crack widens and the entire roof of the airplane is ripped off. Based on a true story. Written by Kevin Soucy <serpent2@ix.netcom.com>

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The REAL aircraft that was involved in the accident (NC73711)was removed from service and deregistered as it was a total write-off due to extensive damage. It was dismantled at it's final landing airport, (Maui) and some usable parts were checked, re-certified and reused in other similar aircraft, which is a little known but common practice for undamaged usable parts. See more »


Gail Kornberg's gold hoop earrings disappear and reappear throughout the movie. See more »


Michelle Honda: [Tui's too big for the seat belt] Can I help you?
Tui: I'm not sure. Do you have a bigger seat?
Michelle Honda: [giggles] Not exactly, but I think I can get you a belt extension.
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No surprises here
6 April 2002 | by Linda LeeSee all my reviews

We know the outcome from the title, but as another reviewer has said, that didn't harm Titanic! Unfortunately this awful film is harmed by the appalling acting - or lack of it. The characters are more like caricatures - I was waiting for the singing nun to appear with her guitar! I appreciate that the scriptwriters tried to use as much actual cockpit dialogue as possible, but otherwise this film is a string of cliches. I'm sure the real-life flight attendants were terrific but the actresses who portrayed them were dire, and quite unbelievable. The pilot was so laid back he appeared catatonic, and the co-pilot's hair acted harder than she did. A dreadful portrayal of what must have been a terrifying experience for all those involved, though you'd never know it from this film.

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Release Date:

11 February 1990 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Aterrizaje milagroso See more »

Filming Locations:

Honolulu, O'ahu, Hawaii, USA

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CBS See more »
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1.33 : 1
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