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The Taking of Flight 847: The Uli Derickson Story (TV)

Original title
The Taking of Flight 847: The Uli Derickson Story (TV)
Running time
100 min.
United States United States
Norman Morrill
Gil Melle
Chuck Arnold
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Columbia Pictures Television
Drama | Based On A True Story. Terrorism. TV Movie
Synopsis / Plot
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.
1988: Emmy: 5 Nominations, Including Best TV Movie and Directing
1988: Writers Guild of America (WGA): Nominated for Best Original Screenplay (Long Form)
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