Mercy Mission: The Rescue of Flight 771


2h 1993

Brief Synopsis

A television movie based on actual events concerning the rescue of a single-engine Cesna airplane lost over the Pacific. Low on fuel, the pilot of the Cessna radios for help; the only plane anywhere near his position is a commercial airliner. Although they have contact, the single-engine pilot canno

Film Details

Also Known As
Mercy Mission
Release Date
1993
Production Company
Atlab-Gold Coast, Australia; Cori International; F Stop Inc; Fotokem Film & Video; In Frame Inc; Larson Sound Center; NBC Entertainment; Post Group, The
Distribution Company
Sonar Entertainment
Location
Queensland, Australia; Warner Roadshow Movieland Studios, Queensland, Australia

Technical Specs

Duration
2h

Synopsis

A television movie based on actual events concerning the rescue of a single-engine Cesna airplane lost over the Pacific. Low on fuel, the pilot of the Cessna radios for help; the only plane anywhere near his position is a commercial airliner. Although they have contact, the single-engine pilot cannot regain his bearings. Despite stormy weather, limited fuel and the Cessna pilot's increasing exhaustion, the commercial airline captain, as well as the plane's passengers, eventually help guide the lost plane to safety.

Crew

Benjamin Benedetti

Assistant Production Coordinator

Robert Benedetti

Executive Producer

Robert Benedetti

Screenwriter

Sam Black

Sound Recordist

Richard T Brickert

Pilot

Silla Childs

Assistant Production Coordinator

Michael Chorney

Visual Effects Designer

Barry Christie

Pilot

David Copping

Art Director

William Creber

Production Designer

Dawn Douglas D'or

Costume Designer

Kevin Eldridge

Pilot

Malcolm Forsythe

Technical Advisor

Michael Graham

Sound Editor

Ian Grant

Sound Mixer

Doris Hartley

Production Coordinator

Doris Hartly

Production Associate

Verna Harvey

Associate Producer

Frank Holgate

Director Of Photography (2nd Unit)

Tony Holtham

Gaffer

Craig Huston

Assistant Director

Tom Huth

Sound Recordist

Kerry Jackson

Key Grip

Derek Kavanagh

Unit Production Manager

Derek Kavanagh

Producer

Gary Keir

Supervisor

Basil Krivoroutchko

Boom Operator

Michael Lake

Production Consultant

Grayden Lebreton

Unit Manager

Kevin Lind

Camera Operator

Molly Lopata

Casting (Usa)

Neville Mason

Transportation Captain

Neville Mason

Other

John Mcdermott

Helicopter Pilot

Joanne Mclennan

Script Supervisor

Kit Moore

Makeup Supervisor

Ray Morfino

Color Timer

Donald M Morgan

Director Of Photography

Ruben R Munoz

Assistant Editor

Colin Oddy

Location Manager

John Parker

Construction

Brian Pearce

Special Effects Supervisor

Edwin Perez

Production Accountant

Maria Philips

Assistant Director

Charles Pollard

Other

Tony Pratt

Helicopter Pilot

Jay Prochnow

Technical Advisor

Allan K Rosen

Music Editor

George Rubino

Screenwriter

George Rubino

From Story

David B Sharp

Supervisor

Monty Simons

Stunts

Charles Staffell

Supervisor

Peter Stelzer

Co-Producer

Dean Usher

Hair Stylist

Gordon Vette

Technical Advisor

David M Weishaar

Sound Recordist

Benjamin A Weissman

Editor

Michael Williams

Color

Patrick Williams

Music

Richard Williams

Technical Advisor

Film Details

Also Known As
Mercy Mission
Release Date
1993
Production Company
Atlab-Gold Coast, Australia; Cori International; F Stop Inc; Fotokem Film & Video; In Frame Inc; Larson Sound Center; NBC Entertainment; Post Group, The
Distribution Company
Sonar Entertainment
Location
Queensland, Australia; Warner Roadshow Movieland Studios, Queensland, Australia

Technical Specs

Duration
2h

Quotes

Trivia

Miscellaneous Notes

Aired in United States December 13, 1993

Released in United States on Video January 9, 1996

Began shooting March 22, 1993.

Completed shooting April 23, 1993.