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Restless Spirits (1999)

A young girl, who struggles with her pilot father's death in a plane crash years before, visits her grandmother in Newfoundland. While there, she encounters the ghosts of two pilots, who ... See full summary »

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David Wellington

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Gail Collins (story), Semi Chellas (story) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Lothaire Bluteau ... Charles Nungesser
Michel Monty ... François Coli
Juliana Wimbles ... Katie
Marsha Mason ... Lydia
Leslie Hope ... Charlotte
Ben Cook ... Andy
Eugene Lipinski ... Mr. Martin
Brooke Johnson ... Mrs. Martin
Dan Lett ... Mr. Frears
James Allodi ... Mr. Hindle
Nickolas Swan Nickolas Swan ... Simon
Brittany Allen ... Stacey
Lauren Collins ... Rhonda
Sheldon Turcott Sheldon Turcott ... TV Reporter
Lizz Alexander ... Woman with red hair
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A young girl, who struggles with her pilot father's death in a plane crash years before, visits her grandmother in Newfoundland. While there, she encounters the ghosts of two pilots, who are condemned to Earth to constantly re-live their own crash that occurred in 1927. The girl decides to help the pair by helping them re-build their airplane and complete their flight so they may be released and, in turn, deal with her own emotional bondage. Written by John Sacksteder <jsackste@bellsouth.net>

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Country:

Canada

Language:

English

Release Date:

1 August 1999 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Dead Aviators See more »

Filming Locations:

Ontario, Canada

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This movie is based on a true event. Capt. Charles Eugene Jules Marie Nungesser and Capt. Francois Coli were a pair of French aviators who may have crashed in Newfoundland as they sought to become the first pilots to fly nonstop from Paris to New York in 1927 - just two weeks before Charles Lindbergh made aviation history with his successful nonstop flight in the opposite direction. Their plane was the White Bird. The wreckage and their bodies were never found. See more »

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A Beautiful Family Film
27 December 2002 | by teuthisSee all my reviews

Juliana Wimbles just steals this entire film. She is so compelling as a young girl trying to cope with the death of her father and the impending re-marriage of her mother. Her acting was studied, consistent and skilled at a level far beyond her age and experience. The rest of the cast is solid and entertaining too. The boy who helps her is also a capable, young actor; and enjoyable to watch. Both of the "French Ghost Pilots" were excellent characters. I thoroughly enjoyed them. But Juliana out-shines them all.

The element of the "Ghost Pilots" is a scintillating vehicle on which to hang the supernatural theme of the film; and to develop the character of a determined little girl. How she is able to resolve the issues facing her in life, and help the pilots reach their own destiny, makes for a thoroughly entertaining film. I can only offer praise for a film with a strong plot and development, no foul language and no real violence. It is dramatic, humorous, and intriguing; from start to finish.


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