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The Arrow 

The true story of how Canada built and destroyed the world's most advanced fighter plane back in the 1950s.
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Dan Aykroyd ...  Crawford Gordon Jr.
Sara Botsford ...  Kate O'Hara
Ron White ...  Jack Woodman
Aidan Devine ...  Jim Chamberlain
Nigel Bennett ...  James Floyd
Jonathan Whittaker ...  Fred Smye
Ian D. Clark ...  Edward Critchley
David Lawrence Brown ...  Joe Paloffski (as Dave Brown)
Catherine Fitch Catherine Fitch ...  Ruby Paloffski
Robin Gammell ...  C.D. Howe
Robert Haley Robert Haley ...  John George Diefenbaker
Michael Moriarty ...  Dwight D. Eisenhower
Michael Ironside ...  C.I.A. Director
Christopher Plummer ...  George Hees
Mauralea Austin Mauralea Austin ...  June Callwood
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This series tells the story of the world's fastest fighter plane ever built, in 1950's Canada, and how the project was dropped due to political pressure from the United States. Written by Steve Richer <sricher@sympatico.ca>

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The right stuff. The wrong time.

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Drama | History

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Country:

Canada

Language:

French | English

Release Date:

12 January 1997 (Canada) See more »

Also Known As:

Gyorsan, mint a nyíl See more »

Filming Locations:

Gimli, Manitoba, Canada See more »

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Budget:

$7,800,000 (estimated)
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Sound Mix:

Stereo

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Trivia

To make the Avro Arrow fly they filmed radio controlled models of the Arrow from a helicopter. See more »

Goofs

Despite the fact an actor is shown playing Prime Minister John Diefenbaker, newsreel footage of the real Diefenbaker is also used in this film. The two men look nothing alike. See more »

Alternate Versions

The Special DVD Edition cuts the opening credits of the second half of the mini-series, as well as the scene where sputnik flys across space. See more »

Connections

Featured in The Legend of the Arrow (1997) See more »

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Flawed, but basically good
6 June 2007 | by Jim ASee all my reviews

This is a laudable attempt to portray the destruction of the Canadian aerospace industry by a scheming President Eisenhower and a clueless Prime Minister Diefenbaker. Unfortunately, that part isn't at all true. The Arrow was killed by cost overruns and the near-impossibility of developing a new plane, a new engine and a new radar system all at the same time. The geeky engineer character kind of annoyed me, too. The writers had him inventing about three things that were utterly crucial engineering and aerodynamics breakthroughs all by himself. Sorry, nobody's that good, not even the people who did that work in the first place. A lot of the people in the film are historical characters, some are composites. All in all, I really enjoyed this film, but the aviation geek in me gets irritated by factual errors.


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