History Film / ZeroHour

14th Jun '16 8:29:39 PM Mdumas43073
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''Zero Hour!'' is a 1957 Suspense / DisasterMovie starring Dana Andrews, Linda Darnell and Sterling Hayden, and one of the earliest of the "airline disaster" sub-genre. The film was adapted from the Canadian television script ''Flight Into Danger'', written by former pilot Arthur Hailey, and from his novelization of same.

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''Zero Hour!'' is a 1957 Suspense / DisasterMovie directed by Hall Bartlett, starring Dana Andrews, Linda Darnell and Sterling Hayden, and one Hayden. One of the earliest examples of the "airline disaster" sub-genre. The sub-genre, the film was adapted from the Canadian television script ''Flight Into Danger'', written by former pilot Arthur Hailey, and from his novelization of same.
14th Jun '16 8:26:58 PM Mdumas43073
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14th Jun '16 8:22:51 PM Mdumas43073
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Royal Canadian Air Force Pilot Ted Stryker leads an ill-fated air raid through heavy fog during the waning years of UsefulNotes/WorldWarII, a mission which results in the near total loss of his entire squadron. [[MyGreatestFailure Wracked with guilt]], Stryker spends the next eleven years drifting from job to job, unable to accept any position of responsibility, ultimately leading wife Ellen to [[TakingTheKids take their son Joey]] and leave him; but Stryker manages to board their cross-Canada flight just before takeoff. Meanwhile, a last-minute catering reschedule results in half the passengers getting violently ill -- and both pilots as well. Turns out Stryker is the only person on board who can possibly land the embattled flight and save everyone, but only if he can conquer his own demons.

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Royal Canadian Air Force Pilot Ted Stryker (Andrews) leads an ill-fated air raid through heavy fog during the waning years of UsefulNotes/WorldWarII, a mission which results in the near total loss of his entire squadron. [[MyGreatestFailure Wracked with guilt]], Stryker spends the next eleven years drifting from job to job, unable to accept any position of responsibility, ultimately leading wife Ellen to [[TakingTheKids take their son Joey]] and leave him; but Stryker manages to board their cross-Canada flight just before takeoff. Meanwhile, a last-minute catering reschedule results in half the passengers getting violently ill -- and both pilots as well. Turns out Stryker is the only person on board who can possibly land the embattled flight and save everyone, but only if he can conquer his own demons.
11th Mar '16 4:20:50 PM TheOneWhoTropes
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'''Zero Hour!''' is a 1957 Suspense / DisasterMovie starring Dana Andrews, Linda Darnell and Sterling Hayden, and one of the earliest of the "airline disaster" sub-genre. The film was adapted from the Canadian television script ''Flight Into Danger'', written by former pilot Arthur Hailey, and from his novelization of same.

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'''Zero Hour!''' ''Zero Hour!'' is a 1957 Suspense / DisasterMovie starring Dana Andrews, Linda Darnell and Sterling Hayden, and one of the earliest of the "airline disaster" sub-genre. The film was adapted from the Canadian television script ''Flight Into Danger'', written by former pilot Arthur Hailey, and from his novelization of same.
16th May '15 10:10:01 AM freesefan
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* {{Narrator}}: A deadly serious one for the opening scene recounting Ted's mission.

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* {{Narrator}}: A deadly serious one for the opening scene recounting Ted's ill-fated World War II mission.
16th May '15 10:09:37 AM freesefan
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* {{Narrator}}: A deadly serious one.

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* {{Narrator}}: A deadly serious one.one for the opening scene recounting Ted's mission.
16th May '15 10:04:13 AM freesefan
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If any of this sounds familiar to modern audiences, it's likely because the plot of ''Zero Hour!'' was adapted, nearly wholesale (including character names, back stories and even entire hunks of dialog), into the 1980 parody film ''Film/{{Airplane}}''. In this film the LoveInterest played by Darnell is Stryker's wife, and a passenger rather than a stewardess, and little Joey is their son. Other than that, ''Zero Hour!'' is basically ''Airplane!'' with all the jokes taken out. Arthur Hailey, writer of the original story, later wrote another plane-in-distress story, ''Film/{{Airport}}'', which was made into a 1970 film that started the '70s DisasterMovie craze that ''Airplane!'' satirized.

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If any of this sounds familiar to modern audiences, it's likely because the plot of ''Zero Hour!'' was adapted, nearly wholesale (including character names, back stories and even entire hunks of dialog), into the 1980 parody film ''Film/{{Airplane}}''. In this film the LoveInterest played by Darnell is Stryker's wife, and a passenger rather than a stewardess, and little Joey is their son. Other than that, ''Zero Hour!'' is basically ''Airplane!'' with all the jokes taken out.

Arthur Hailey, writer of the original story, later wrote another plane-in-distress story, ''Film/{{Airport}}'', which was made into a 1970 film that started the '70s DisasterMovie craze that ''Airplane!'' satirized.
16th May '15 8:51:10 AM freesefan
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If any of this sounds familiar to modern audiences, it's likely because the plot of ''Zero Hour!'' was adapted, nearly wholesale (including character names, back stories and even entire hunks of dialog), into the 1980 parody film ''Film/{{Airplane}}''. In this film the LoveInterest played by Darnell is Stryker's wife, and a passenger, rather than a stewardess, and little Joey is their son. Other than that, ''Zero Hour!'' is basically ''Airplane!'' with all the jokes taken out. Arthur Hailey, writer of the original story, later wrote another plane-in-distress story, ''Film/{{Airport}}'', which was made into a 1970 film that started the '70s DisasterMovie craze that ''Airplane!'' satirized.

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If any of this sounds familiar to modern audiences, it's likely because the plot of ''Zero Hour!'' was adapted, nearly wholesale (including character names, back stories and even entire hunks of dialog), into the 1980 parody film ''Film/{{Airplane}}''. In this film the LoveInterest played by Darnell is Stryker's wife, and a passenger, passenger rather than a stewardess, and little Joey is their son. Other than that, ''Zero Hour!'' is basically ''Airplane!'' with all the jokes taken out. Arthur Hailey, writer of the original story, later wrote another plane-in-distress story, ''Film/{{Airport}}'', which was made into a 1970 film that started the '70s DisasterMovie craze that ''Airplane!'' satirized.
16th May '15 8:42:16 AM freesefan
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If any of this sounds familiar to modern audiences, it's likely because the plot of ''Zero Hour!'' was adapted, nearly wholesale (including character names, back stories and even entire hunks of dialog), into the 1980 parody film ''Film/{{Airplane}}''. In this film the LoveInterest played by Darnell is Stryker's wife, and a passenger, and little Joey is their son. Other than that, ''Zero Hour!'' is basically ''Airplane!'' with all the jokes taken out. Arthur Hailey, writer of the original story, later wrote another plane-in-distress story, ''Film/{{Airport}}'', which was made into a 1970 film that started the '70s DisasterMovie craze that ''Airplane!'' satirized.

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If any of this sounds familiar to modern audiences, it's likely because the plot of ''Zero Hour!'' was adapted, nearly wholesale (including character names, back stories and even entire hunks of dialog), into the 1980 parody film ''Film/{{Airplane}}''. In this film the LoveInterest played by Darnell is Stryker's wife, and a passenger, rather than a stewardess, and little Joey is their son. Other than that, ''Zero Hour!'' is basically ''Airplane!'' with all the jokes taken out. Arthur Hailey, writer of the original story, later wrote another plane-in-distress story, ''Film/{{Airport}}'', which was made into a 1970 film that started the '70s DisasterMovie craze that ''Airplane!'' satirized.






* CigaretteOfAnxiety: Treleaven bums a smoke off the airport staff.

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* CigaretteOfAnxiety: Treleaven bums a smoke off the airport staff.staff, leading to a line that was used in ''Airplane!''. ("Looks like I picked the wrong week to quit smoking.")



* FallingIntoTheCockpit

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* FallingIntoTheCockpitFallingIntoTheCockpit: Stryker has to take the controls after both pilots are stricken with food poisoning.
16th May '15 8:35:54 AM freesefan
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'''Zero Hour!''' is a 1957 Suspense / DisasterMovie starring Dana Andrews, Linda Darnell and Sterling Hayden, and one of the earliest of the "airline disaster" sub-genre. The film was adapted from the Canadian television script ''Flight Into Danger'', written by former pilot Arthur Haley, and from his novelization of same.

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'''Zero Hour!''' is a 1957 Suspense / DisasterMovie starring Dana Andrews, Linda Darnell and Sterling Hayden, and one of the earliest of the "airline disaster" sub-genre. The film was adapted from the Canadian television script ''Flight Into Danger'', written by former pilot Arthur Haley, Hailey, and from his novelization of same.



If any of this sounds familiar to modern audiences, it's likely because the plot of ''Zero Hour!'' was adapted, nearly wholesale (including character names, back stories and even entire hunks of dialog), into the 1980 parody film ''Film/{{Airplane}}''

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If any of this sounds familiar to modern audiences, it's likely because the plot of ''Zero Hour!'' was adapted, nearly wholesale (including character names, back stories and even entire hunks of dialog), into the 1980 parody film ''Film/{{Airplane}}''
''Film/{{Airplane}}''. In this film the LoveInterest played by Darnell is Stryker's wife, and a passenger, and little Joey is their son. Other than that, ''Zero Hour!'' is basically ''Airplane!'' with all the jokes taken out. Arthur Hailey, writer of the original story, later wrote another plane-in-distress story, ''Film/{{Airport}}'', which was made into a 1970 film that started the '70s DisasterMovie craze that ''Airplane!'' satirized.



* OverlyNervousFlopSweat

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* OverlyNervousFlopSweatOverlyNervousFlopSweat: Stryker sure does get sweaty.
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