Free Fall (film)
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|Directed by||Mario Azzopardi|
|Produced by||Gavin Mitchell|
|Written by||Story: Mark Homer
|Editing by||Mike Lee|
|Studio||Falling Productions Inc
Orly Adelson Productions
|Distributed by||Fox Family Channel|
|Release dates||January 17, 1999|
|Running time||89 minutes|
Background and release
Filmed by Falling Productions Inc on locations in Toronto, Ontario and Uxbridge, Ontario, the film was distributed by Fox Family Channel and first released in the US on January 17, 1999, with 1999 releases in Italy as Freefall - Panico ad alta quota and in Germany as Angst über den Wolken. The film had its video premiere in Spain in 2000, followed by video releases in France (as Crashs en série), Germany as Freefall - Todesflug 1301, Japan, and New Zealand. It had its television premiere in Sweden on February 19, 2007.
After 'Trans Regional Airlines' is hit by a series of mysterious plane crashes, National Transportation Safety Board safety expert Renee Brennan (Jaclyn Smith) calls for grounding of the airline's panes, but is thwarted by Mark Ettinger (Bruce Boxleitner), who repeatedly countermands her orders for grounding the planes. After Mark is himself killed in a crash, Brennan and FBI agent Scott Wallace (Scott Wentworth) track doen the sabateur, Michael Ives (Hannes Jaenicke), a former pilot seeking revenge against the airline, but are themselves caught in a trap he set for them at 33,000 feet.