Sir 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.
Why Do You Want To Kill Me? The crisis of fear is faced by THIS BOY and his fellow passengers...Panicked by a demented man's desire for revenge!
20 November 1959 (Ireland)
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Also Known As:
Der Tod hat Verspätung
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Did You Know?
The aircraft on which this movie is set is a Tupolev Tu-104. This was a Soviet Russian-made passenger jet, code-named "Camel" by N.A.T.O. In this movie, the airline, on which the passengers fly, is a British one running a London to New York City service. However, it does seem highly unusual that they are operating this service with a Soviet-made Jet aircraft, especially since this movie was made during the height of the Cold War. In this movie, when the jet takes off, its Aeroflot markings and Soviet flag are easily visible. The Tu-104 was only operated by the U.S.S.R. and other Communist-affiliated countries, and the aircraft would not have been able to run a full passenger London to New York City service without a stopover (as occurs in the movie). Why the producers chose this aircraft and not the British-made Comet 4 or Boeing 707 (both aircraft had the range to cross the Atlantic) is a mystery. See more
On the aircraft the passengers go down a staircase to the 'lounge', where there is a row of windows the same as on the upper level. However, on the exterior shots of the plane there is quite obviously only one row of windows - so there is no lower level accessible to the passengers. See more
If I don't do something soon, I'll explode.
Composed and Sung by Marty Wilde
Song Lyrics written by Cy Endfield See more