A biplane pilot who had missed flying in WWI takes up barnstorming and later a movie career in his quest for the glory he had missed, eventually getting a chance to prove himself in a film ...
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A French boy (Daniel) and an American girl (Lauren), who go to school in Paris, meet and begin a little romance. They befriend Julius, who enchants them with his storytelling. In an attempt... See full summary »
George Roy Hill
In 1909, when young Paiute Indian Willie Boy returns to his California reservation to be with Lola, whose father disapproves of him, a killing in self defense takes place, triggering a massive man hunt for Willie.
A mountain man who wishes to live the life of a hermit becomes the unwilling object of a long vendetta by the Crow tribe, and proves to be a match for their warriors in single combat on the early frontier.
A biplane pilot who had missed flying in WWI takes up barnstorming and later a movie career in his quest for the glory he had missed, eventually getting a chance to prove himself in a film depicting the dogfights in the Great War.Written by
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When Ezra Stiles (Edward Herrmann) tries to do an "outside loop" in a homebuilt airplane, the aircraft actually is a modified De Havilland "Chipmunk". The prototype first flew in 1946. See more »
Throughout the scene where Mary Beth is wing walking, she is standing up while the dummy that was her stand-in was kneeling. So from one scene to the next the figure was standing, kneeling, standing, etc. See more »
[about to crash and burn]
I let her fall! Watched her scream and lose her grip. And do you know why? Because I'm Waldo Pepper, that's why. The great Waldo Pepper! Now get out of my way - I'm flying so high not even the angels can catch me!
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Classic "Biggles Opera" - Redford at his most handsome!
This is a well shot film (the light in the Prarie scenes are beautiful) about why people love flying and how it gets into their bones to the point where they will take great risks with their lives as well as other people's!
Redford looks heroic and every bit the Ladies Man especially in uniform.
The aerial sequences are terrific with some really risky stunts and shots. Made in 1975, there are no CGI effects - everything is real and raw.
I felt the film to be a little slow at times but it's a film for grown ups so we can take that speed, can't we?
Scott A. Frisina's review on the main page is as good a synopsis as anyone can give - that's how it is - read it then see this excellent film.
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