Release Date: September 29th, 1970
Directed by: John Llewellyn Moxey
Written by: William Read Woodfield, Allan Balter
Music by: Patrick Williams
Cast: Pernell Roberts, Clu Gulager, Beth Brickell, Van Johnson, David Hartman, Dana Elcar, Tab Hunter
Universal Television, 96 Minutes
“I said the wheel felt mushy!” – Ross Edwards
It’s been a really slow few weeks for me, as I’ve been on a sabbatical from work, life and all things that come with this site but I did squeeze in at least one movie over the last few weeks. But mainly because I was on a flight, the movie selection sucked and I felt like watching some Mystery Science Theater 3000 to make my overcrowded and testy flight more tolerable.
Granted, this is a terrible film and it has nothing to offer, apart for being bad enough to be riffing fodder.
Anyway, this isn’t really even a movie. It’s a two-hour pilot for a failed television show.
This stars a bunch of recognizable B-list actors from the era but they all look like they are dialing it in and care about this production as little as I do.
Ultimately, this is an ensemble piece with a bunch of subplots, none of which are interesting.
I wish I could actually say more about the film but it’s like nothing even happened in the slow and mind numbing 96 minutes that this took up. It certainly doesn’t build towards anything that anyone would care about and I guess that’s why this failed and a show never really developed beyond a few episodes that I don’t think even aired after this dud.
Pairs well with: I guess other failed TV pilots of the ’70s and airplane disaster movies.