The one I'm thinking about is when they're trying to clear the runway so the stricken plane can land. Problem: there's a 707 blocking the runway. After many attempts, the old guy at the controls says to his younger assistant: "Better strap yourself in kid, I'm giving her all she's got." He then rams the throttles all the way to their stops and. THE. PLANE. MOVES.
And this is right after the airport manager gets his moment of awesome by making it clear that the airplane will be cleared from the runway, even if that means pushing it with snowplows, if the attempt above fails.