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Ground Control (1998)




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Ground Control follows the reluctant return to work of Jack Harris (Kiefer Sutherland), a retired air traffic controller who is still haunted by his role in a probably unavoidable plane crash that has left him guilt-ridden and professionally gun shy. When a Phoenix airport fighting budget cutbacks calls him in for emergency duty, he begins experiencing flashbacks to the night of the disaster, all while trying desperately not to lose concentration even for the single moment it would take to cause a fresh disaster. He is supported by a seasoned supervisor (Bruce McGill) but challenged by a cocky young controller (Robert Sean Leonard) who not so privately questions his mettle. All must put aside their differences and band together when stormy weather and failing equipment puts another flight in harm's way. The tension mounts as a resourceful mechanic (Henry Winkler) tries to paste together the outdated circuitry and give the skeleton crew technical support beyond their professional cunning. Ground Control also stars Kristy Swanson and Kelly McGillis.

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Kiefer Sutherland
as Jack Harris
Kelly McGillis
as Susan Stratton
Bruce McGill
as T.C. Bryant
Kristy Swanson
as Julie Albrecht
Henry Winkler
as John Quinn
Farrah Forke
as Laura Franklin
Vito D'Ambrosio
as Weather Analyst
Brian George
as Shamaal
John Bennett Perry
as Senator Rutherford
Eleanor Mondale
as Christine
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Critic Reviews for Ground Control

All Critics (5) | Top Critics (1)

Smartly cast and scary stuff-but I could swear I've seen it before. Not something like it, but this exact movie. Help!

January 26, 2018 | Full Review…

Air-traffic control drama has lots of tension, profanity.

June 28, 2016 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…

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