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Pancho Barnes (1988)

A made for TV movie in which Valerie Bertinelli portrays Florence Pancho Barnes, a bored socialite who decides to learn to fly

Director:

Richard T. Heffron

Writers:

David Chisholm (story), John Michael Hayes (story) | 1 more credit »
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Won 1 Primetime Emmy. Another 1 nomination. See more awards »

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Cast

Credited cast:
Valerie Bertinelli ... Pancho Barnes
Ted Wass ... Frank Clarke
James Stephens ... Rankin Barnes
Cynthia Harris ... Mrs. Lowe
Geoffrey Lewis ... Ben Catlin
Todd Allen ... Chuck Yeager
Richard Young ... Roger Chute
Sam Robards ... Gene McKendry
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Dan Ammerman ... Boat Captain
Brent Anderson ... Danny
Norman Bennett ... Doctor
Bill Bolender ... Col. Rand
Katherine Bongfeldt Katherine Bongfeldt ... April Smith
Diggs Brown ... Robert Tillman
Michael Campbell Michael Campbell ... Mike
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A made for TV movie in which Valerie Bertinelli portrays Florence Pancho Barnes, a bored socialite who decides to learn to fly

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Taglines:

The right stuff. She had it first. The true story of the Pasadena debutante who showed the likes of Patton, Yaeger and Doolittle what the right stuff was really about.


Certificate:

PG | See all certifications »
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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

25 October 1988 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Pancho Barnes - Ein Leben für's Fliegen See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Orion Television See more »
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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Trivia

A TV movie for the CBS network. See more »

Goofs

There is a 1957 Minneapolis Moline 5 Star Farm Tractor in the Pre WWII era part of the movie. See more »

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Liked it so much I just bought it on DVD
9 June 2019 | by brucebaker-67963See all my reviews

I know one cementer, thought Valerie Bertinelli was wrong for the part, she didn't look tough and hard like the real Pancho Barnes , but also said he had seen the documentary with the real Pancho in it...fine that was a documentary . This one is for entertainment...Actually I saw both also and thought the documentary was fine and informative.....but I thought Valerie was great in this one and have been trying to find it for a long time, bought the VHS, then my last VHS player died, , just found it put on DVD, and ordered it for my library .........


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