Sunday, August 13, 2017

Flying High (1978)

Director: Peter Hunt

Writers: Dawn Aldredge, Martin Cohan

Composer: Jonathan Tunick

Starring: Kathryn Witt, Connie Sellecca, Pat Klous, Howard Platt, Barbara Allyne Bennet, Casey Biggs, Val Bisoglio, Lilyan Chauvin, Brion James, Marcia Wallace

More info: IMDb

Tagline: Love is in the air.

Plot: Three attractive young women Marcy Bower, Pam Bellagio, Lisa Benton succeed in qualifying for airline stewardess training at Sun West Airlines and then start getting a taste of the rigors and fun of the real thing as rookie stewardesses.

My rating: 5.5/10

Will I watch it again?  No.

I have no idea why I have this and less of one why I committed myself to watching it.  It's an OK pilot to a TV show (for CBS) that probably wanted to capitalize on the success of CHARLIE'S ANGELS (1976) which was on ABC.  The 70s birthed a slew of exploitation stewardess/nurse pictures so a show like this doesn't seem so far-fetched. As far as a 70s show goes, it's par for the course.  It's harmless and disposable, just like most TV was and is.  It wastes time without offering anything of substance.  It kills an hour and a half of peoples' miserable lives and I guess for that reason alone it probably has some value.  You're better off skipping this and watch BLAZING STEWARDESSES (1975).  That's at least got nudity.  Hell, maybe I should watch that.

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