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Amazon announced “On a Wing and a Prayer” will be available on Prime Video April 7.
In this extraordinary true story, a family’s faith and will to survive is tested as a far-flung group of strangers come together in a life-saving race against time. Director Sean McNamara (“Soul Surfer”) brings an inspiring battle against the odds to vivid life as an inexperienced pilot discovers a great deal about himself and the miracles that simple faith can achieve.
Doug (Dennis Quaid) and Terri (Heather Graham) White and their two daughters, Maggie (Jessi Case) and Bailey (Abigail Rhyne), lead an ideal life in their small town, deeply involved in community and church affairs. Along with his brother and best friend Jeff (Brett Rice), Doug looks forward to the town’s annual barbecue cook-off, where they handily take home first place, distributing the leftovers to the homeless afterward.
When Jeff unexpectedly passes away, the grieving Whites travel to Naples, Florida, for his funeral. Deeply shaken by his brother’s death, Doug begins to question his long-held faith, distressing Terri, who urges him to hold fast to their beliefs. After an emotional service, the family boards a private plane to take them home to Louisiana. But within a few minutes of takeoff, disaster strikes: Their pilot suffers a fatal heart attack.
Despite having no experience flying the twin-engine Beechcraft Super King Air 200, Doug has to take control of the aircraft and try to guide it to a nearby landing strip. Rough weather begins to roll in as he frantically contacts air traffic control for guidance, with Terri by his side as co-pilot.
Putting their faith at the forefront, the couple is unaware that officials on the ground are already sending ambulances and emergency vehicles to the tarmac, anticipating the worst.
With time running out, an aspiring air traffic controller breaks protocol and contacts experienced pilot Kari (Jesse Metcalfe). From his home in Connecticut, Kari manages to contact Doug directly and provide step-by-step advice as Doug struggles to save his family from seemingly certain tragedy.
If anyone is to survive, it’s going to take a miracle.
“On a Wing and a Prayer” is directed by McNamara from a script by Brian Egeston (“Tyler Perry’s House of Payne,” “Perfect Harmony”). The film stars Quaid (“Far From Heaven,” “The Special Relationship”), Graham (“Boogie Nights,” “The Hangover”) Jesse Metcalfe (“Desperate Housewives,” “John Tucker Must Die”). Producers are Autumn Bailey-Ford (“Tulsa,” “Through the Glass Darkly”), Roma Downey (“Son of God,” “Resurrection”) and Karl Horstmann (“The Case for Christ,” “The First Noelle”). Executive producer is Marco Henry (“Brawl in Cell Block 99,” “The Secrets We Keep”).
“On a Wing and a Prayer” (Photos courtesy of Prime Video/credit: Boris Martin // ©Amazon Content Services LLC // via EPK.TV)