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The Aviator (1985)

A 1920s mail pilot and a rich man's daughter crash-land on a mountain full of hungry wolves.

Director:

George Miller

Writers:

Ernest K. Gann (based upon the book by) (as Ernest Gann), Marc Norman (screenplay)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Christopher Reeve ... Edgar Anscombe
Rosanna Arquette ... Tillie Hansen
Jack Warden ... Moravia
Sam Wanamaker ... Bruno Hansen
Scott Wilson ... Jerry Stiller
Tyne Daly ... Evelyn Stiller
Marcia Strassman ... Rose Stiller
Will Hare ... Old Man
Robert Pierce ... Student Pilot
Glenn Neufeld Glenn Neufeld ... George Hansen
Frano Lasic Frano Lasic ... Daniel Hansen
Ron Travis Ron Travis ... Probosky
Jeff Harding ... Carson
Paul Reid Roman Paul Reid Roman ... Counterman
Paul Lichtman Paul Lichtman ... Customer
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A 1920s mail pilot and a rich man's daughter crash-land on a mountain full of hungry wolves.

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He is a veteran pilot, a man who has seen and done it all... But now, for the first time, he has a passenger. And his greatest adventure is about to begin...

Genres:

Adventure | Drama

Certificate:

PG | See all certifications »

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

15 March 1985 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

O Aviador See more »

Filming Locations:

Yugoslavia

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Box Office

Gross USA:

$1,304,192
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Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Dolby Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Christopher Reeve's performance and characterization was partially inspired by Charles Lindbergh. Reeve once said: "To a certain extent I was thinking of him. The idea of a man who is capable of great acts of heroism without any self awareness, amazes me. He was a man who'd be likely to say, 'well, then I flew the Atlantic, a lot of people met me at the airport and then I went to the Ambassador's house for dinner...'. He had a flare for understatement." See more »

Goofs

The Boeing Stearman plane used in the film had his maiden flight in 1936. It can't have flown in the early 1920s. See more »

Quotes

Moravia: [on the phone] I think that someday the world will be entirely populated with bureaucrats such as yourself because the real people will do away with themselves out of frustration!
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Was An Interesting Change
11 May 2006 | by JaleaSee all my reviews

Watching Christopher Reeve play totally against type. After years of playing a mild mannered, hero type, He decides to play the anti-hero. The Reeves and Arquette are an unlikely pairing. At first, her character appears to have no redeeming qualities whatsoever. Reeves does a good job playing the irritated grownup with a spoiled brat.

This looks like a good TV movie, made for the small screen. However, the movie has some heart felt moments. And, it is worth watching, if for no other reason, to watch Reeve not play Superman. This is one of Reeve's best "non Superman" performances; if only it could have been in a better picture. But, This movie does have some pretty good moments.


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