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On the maiden flight of the first hypersonic commercial plane which can make the flight from New York City to London in four hours, a minor disaster occurs resulting in the plane actually ... See full summary »
The movie is loosely based on the novel "Orbit" by Thomas H. Block, from 1982. In the novel, a hypersonic plane on a cruise from New York City to Sydney exceeds its cruise altitude, due to sabotage by a revenge-seeking company engineer.
Captain Cody Briggs:
Every 45 minutes, turn the lights on... turn the lights off. That's about all the entertainment there is on this multi-million-dollar flying coffin...
Erica Hansen: It is not a flying coffin... we we'll get back to Earth!
The footage of a rocket referred to as "Delta" is clearly that of the Saturn V moon rocket.
While the credits list the character played by Herbert Jefferson Jr. as 'Kenny', at 1:31:57 Capt Cody Briggs (Lee Majors) addresses the character as 'Benny', in conjunction with the subtitles. At 1:32:07 the character, and the subtitles clearly note the characters name as 'Benny'