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The Taking of Flight 847: The Uli Derickson Story

Directed by Paul Wendkos
United States, 1988
Drama

Synopsis

This made-for-television film documents the takeover of the TWA airliner in flight from Athens to Rome in 1985. The focus is on the flight attendant, Uli Derickson, whose courage and hope helped save all but one of the passengers on the plane. The movie chronicles the first 2 days and the aftermath.

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The Taking of Flight 847: The Uli Derickson Story Directed by Paul Wendkos

Awards & Festivals

Writers Guild of America

1989 | Nominee: Original Long Form (Television)