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Winter Flight (1984)

A young RAF serviceman and a local waitress fall for each other, but Falklands War looms in the background.

Director:

Roy Battersby

Writer:

Alan Janes
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Cast

Cast overview:
Reece Dinsdale ... Mal
Nicola Cowper ... Angie
Gary Olsen Gary Olsen ... Dave
Sean Bean ... Hooker
Beverley Hewitt Beverley Hewitt ... Lara
Shelagh Stephenson Shelagh Stephenson ... Kel
Michael Percival ... Doctor
Anthony Trent Anthony Trent ... Sergeant Bowyer
Tim Bentinck ... Jack
Michael Hughes Michael Hughes ... Les
Mark Penfold Mark Penfold ... Flight Lieutenant Maynard
Annette Ekblom ... Jill
Martin Gower Martin Gower ... Murph
Robert Pugh ... Military Policeman
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A young RAF serviceman and a local waitress fall for each other, but Falklands War looms in the background.

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Genres:

Drama | Romance

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Details

Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

14 February 1986 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

The Big Surprise See more »

Filming Locations:

UK

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Box Office

Gross USA:

$2,729

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$2,729
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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color
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Soundtracks

Minor Prelude
(uncredited)
Music by Johann Sebastian Bach
Arranged by Richard Harvey
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Unrealised potential
22 April 2008 | by garaxSee all my reviews

This is a very sweet film - from I think the Film 4 strand of the mid 80's. Neither lead fulfilled their potential but its particularly surprising that Nicola Cowper has ended up living with a convicted robber and murderer - that can't be easy. Seems a real waste to me.

The premise is pretty simple - telling the story of a barmaid and the young airman who forms an attachment to her. Things are of course far from straight forward. In the background to this are recent military campaigns such as the Falklands Conflict making the idea of actually being called into action seems the more likely and thus the stakes that much higher.


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