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A Thousand Heroes (also known as Crash Landing: The Rescue of Flight 232) is a 1992 American television film directed by Lamont Johnson and starring Charlton Heston, Richard Thomas, James Coburn, Bruce McGill, Tom Everett, and Leon Rossom. Its plot concerns the crash landing of Flight 232 at Sioux City, Iowa on July 19, 1989.

A Thousand Heroes
Directed byLamont Johnson
Produced byJoseph Maurer
Bradley Wigor
Screenplay byHarve Bennett
StarringCharlton Heston
Richard Thomas
James Coburn
Bruce McGill
Tom Everett
Leon Rossom
Music byCharles Fox
CinematographyWilliam Wages
Edited byPaul LaMastra
Distributed byABC
Release date
  • February 24, 1992 (1992-02-24)
Running time
95 minutes
CountryUnited States




The film won the Outstanding Individual Achievement in Sound Editing for a Miniseries or a Special award and was nominated for the Outstanding Individual Achievement in Directing for a Miniseries or a Special and the Outstanding Sound Mixing for a Drama Miniseries or a Special at the 44th Primetime Emmy Awards.[citation needed]


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