Nowhere to Land, A pilot must safely land a 747 on which deadly nerve gas has been planted. Mercy Mission: The Rescue of Flight 771, This is the story of a brave single-engine aircraft pilot lost over stormy seas and the ... more »veteran commercial airline captain who, along with a plane full of passengers, guides him to safety.« less
"I have been awaiting this to come out on dvd for a while now. It stars Robert Loggia and Scott Bakula. Bakula is flying a single engine plane to another destination in the blackness of night over the ocean. He then encounters some problems with his plane and Loggia, who is Captain of a jet liner, offers his help. Won't say how it ends. This is an excellent tv movie that is full of suspense and tension. I highly recommend it. I don't think you'll be disappointed. My 5-star rating is based on the quality of it being a tv movie. You don't find many like this one. Not sure if I have seen "Nowhere To Land" so I won't rate that one. By The Way: These are not Widescreen, they are Full Screen TV movies."
Superb Family Movie
R. Jacobson | Napa, CA | 07/31/2008
(5 out of 5 stars)
"I saw this film quite accidentally one evening while channel surfing and became engrossed in the story almost immediately. It is a disarmingly entertaining tale about a pilot who becomes lost over the Pacific Ocean in his small plane and seems certain to die as his plane is running out of fuel. His only hope is a resourceful and determined Air New Zealand commercial pilot who happens onto the unfolding drama, along with his planeload of passengers. The commercial pilot has to convince the Cessna pilot not to give up when everything looks hopeless and, at the same time, convince skeptical passengers that this is an effort worth taking a risk on. Overall, the story is gripping and highly entertaining. The final outcome is very inspiring and the movie as a whole provides a great message about what great and moral leadership is all about. A film you will want to watch with your children over and over."
Thrilling - just thrilling
Fernand | São Paulo, Brasil | 01/15/2008
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Being a single-engine airplane pilot myself, I first saw this film quite a few years ago and was very impressed at the realism of the story. This was basically due to the fact that I almost got into a situation of final loss in the middle of the jungle in Brasil. After seeing the film I knew it was a true story, and could feel the tightening around the heart that this pilot must have felt. Very good story! very good film! I highly recommend it!"
Great flying and Christmas movie
John Gallagher | 08/25/2007
(5 out of 5 stars)
"This is a true story of how a pilot ferrying a single engine cropduster across the ocean, was saved by the help of a pilot in a passing airliner. Finding the location of the lost pilot is a lesson in science. It's a heartwarming family movie."
Daryle Wane | New Port Richey, Florida USA | 08/24/2008
(4 out of 5 stars)
"This DVD duo shares the common framework of AIRPLANES but unlike many of its predecessors it does not merely focus on the traditional disaster "airport" prototype. Mercy Mission is actually based on a true story and as you watch you will become immersed into the real life drama. Robert Loggia gives a powerful performance and the story focuses on the human spirit and lessons learned rather than technology and special effects. The other movie on the disc, Nowehere to Land, is more like the traditional disaster movie but the acting of Jack Wagner and the intricate storyline make this one just as equally pleasing to watch. So, make sure that your tray tables are closed and in their upright position and get ready to watch some riveting "air" drama movies."