Jet Storm


1h 30m 1961

Brief Synopsis

Richard Attenborough plays Ernest Tilley, a man who lost his daughter in a hit-and-run accident. He tracks down the man responsible for the accident and boards the same plane, threatening to blow up himself and everyone on board as an act of vengeance. What follows is an Airport-type movie with all the passengers having their own little subplots and fears.

Film Details

Also Known As
Jetstream, Killing Urge
Release Date
Jan 1961
Premiere Information
Los Angeles opening: 20 Sep 1961
Production Company
Pendennis Pictures
Distribution Company
United Producers Releasing Organization
Country
United Kingdom

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 30m
Color
Black and White

Synopsis

Ernest Tilley, a passenger on a jet bound for New York from London, is a formerly brilliant scientist who has been mentally disturbed ever since his only daughter was killed by a hit-and-run driver. Shortly after departure, Tilley rises from his seat and accuses fellow passenger James Brock of being responsible for the accident; in an emotional outburst, he accuses the entire human race of sharing the blame, then announces he has hidden a bomb aboard the jet. The passengers panic, and Mulliner, an industrialist, plots to kill Brock in hopes of appeasing the madman. Brock, however, shatters a window in desperation and is sucked out when the decompression causes an explosion. The demented Tilley, still in need of revenge, at first refuses to reveal the bomb's hiding place but finally relents and permits its dismantling after being momentarily touched by the only child aboard. With calm restored, the jet continues toward its destination.

Film Details

Also Known As
Jetstream, Killing Urge
Release Date
Jan 1961
Premiere Information
Los Angeles opening: 20 Sep 1961
Production Company
Pendennis Pictures
Distribution Company
United Producers Releasing Organization
Country
United Kingdom

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 30m
Color
Black and White

Quotes

Trivia

Notes

Opened in London in September 1959; running time: 99 min. Working title: Jetstream. Rereleased as Killing Urge.

Miscellaneous Notes

Released in United States Winter January 1, 1959

Released in United States Winter January 1, 1959