Not Rated | | Action, Adventure, Drama
Based on a novel by Hank Searls, who also wrote Countdown (1967). Both became films in the 1960's and center on man-made aerial troubles: This movie about pilots and passengers in the sky, and that movie about astronauts in space.
Actors don't have mothers. They're the only people on earth who give birth to themselves.
Right at the beginning, when McVey walks into Base Operations, he's wearing a Navy uniform and white sailor's hat. The hat is worn improperly. Here is a quote from navy.mil--The hat "...must be worn squarely on the head with the lower front edge approximately 1 ½ inch above the eyebrows and not crushed, bent or rolled". McVey is breaking 2 rules...it's sitting back on his head and the brim is "bent"/"rolled". Then a Chief speaks up about D Heath's previous collision. His hat is also worn against regulations--too far back and cocked to the side.