A THOUSAND HEROES is a behind-the-scenes retelling of the real-life disaster of United Airlines Flight 232, the Denver-to-Chicago 747 hop that went awry somewhere in the skies over Iowa. Shot in 1992, this routine made-for-television movie focuses almost exclusively on ground crew
Gary Brown (Richard Thomas), a maverick fire official in Sioux City, Iowa, is seeking to consolidate civil defense programs, local fire departments, and Air National Guard disaster relief efforts into a single coordinated plan to deal with major acts of God. Although he's labeled a media hog and
political turncoat by old-boy hard-liners, his fortunes change in a one-on-one...