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Above and Beyond 

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True Story about the Atlantic Ferry Operation during World War II.
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Series cast summary:
Peter MacNeill ...  Gen. Anderson 2 episodes, 2006
Robert Wisden ...  Pritchard 2 episodes, 2006
Jason Priestley ...  Sir Frederick Banting 2 episodes, 2006
Joss Ackland ...  Winston Churchill / ... 2 episodes, 2006
R.J. Adams R.J. Adams ...  Sarg 2 episodes, 2006
Liane Balaban ...  Shelagh Emberly 2 episodes, 2006
Mark Caven ...  Group Captain Martin 2 episodes, 2006
Robert Chafe Robert Chafe ...  Tailor 2 episodes, 2006
Steve Cochrane Steve Cochrane ...  Harrison 2 episodes, 2006
Mika Collins ...  Vanessa 2 episodes, 2006
Robert Latimer Cornell Robert Latimer Cornell ...  Crowley 2 episodes, 2006
Mark Critch ...  Pittman 2 episodes, 2006
Sean Wayne Doyle Sean Wayne Doyle ...  Rider 2 episodes, 2006
Darryl Flatman Darryl Flatman ...  Jeffers 2 episodes, 2006
Richard E. Grant ...  Don Bennett 2 episodes, 2006
Allan Hawco ...  Nathan Burgess 2 episodes, 2006
Brad Hodder Brad Hodder ...  Worchuk 2 episodes, 2006
Mike Kiss Mike Kiss ...  Dales 2 episodes, 2006
Sonia Laplante Sonia Laplante ...  Liz 2 episodes, 2006
Leah Lewis Leah Lewis ...  Rosie Burgess 2 episodes, 2006
Mary Lewis ...  Sheila 2 episodes, 2006
Natalie Lisinska ...  Miss Bogston 2 episodes, 2006
James Mainprize James Mainprize ...  First Lord 2 episodes, 2006
Roger Maunder Roger Maunder ...  Cowboy 2 episodes, 2006
Peter Messaline Peter Messaline ...  Archibald 'Archie' Sinclair 2 episodes, 2006
Jonathan Montes Jonathan Montes ...  Jazz Waiter 2 episodes, 2006
Tony Munch ...  Joe Mackey 2 episodes, 2006
Michael C. Newsome ...  BBC Radio Announcer 2 episodes, 2006
Mark O'Brien ...  Drake 2 episodes, 2006
Allissa Ourakova Allissa Ourakova ...  Dancer 2 episodes, 2006
Anthony Paton Anthony Paton ...  Minister 2 episodes, 2006
Jonathan Scarfe ...  Bill Jacobson 2 episodes, 2006
Tom Smart Tom Smart ...  Radioman 2 episodes, 2006
Pete Soucy Pete Soucy ...  Sadler 2 episodes, 2006
Austin Strugnell Austin Strugnell ...  Duffy 2 episodes, 2006
Kenneth Welsh ...  Lord Beaverbrook 2 episodes, 2006
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True Story about the Atlantic Ferry Operation during World War II.

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Drama | War

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Canada

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English

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29 October 2006 (Canada) See more »

Also Known As:

A nagy légiakció See more »

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$6,000,000 (estimated)
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The closing epilogue of this TV mini-series states: "Bennett's team became the heart of the R.A.F. Ferry Command. With their American allies they delivered over 25,000 aircraft from Newfoundland, changing the course of the war. More than 500 men and women died flying for Ferry Command. Captain Don Bennett went onto found and lead the Pathfinders, an elite group of pilots who led Allied bombers to their targets in Nazi Germany." See more »

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The Newfoundland airport gets a visit from an American general wearing the insignia of General of The Army (5 stars). After Pershing retired in the 20s, no one held that rank until December 1944. See more »

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A Great Story Waiting To Be Retold
12 November 2014 | by julian-isittSee all my reviews

As others have noted, this film's low budget clearly shows. Moreover, in an effort I expect to make it more palatable to prime time TV audiences, it is melodramatic in the extreme, and distractedly so to anyone with an interest in aviation history.

On a positive note, the film captures some of the reality surrounding the establishment of a wartime transoceanic air ferry service. The contribution made to the Allied effort was immense. Tens of thousands of desperately needed multi-engine aircraft were delivered to the Royal Air Force and others. The alternative of transport by ship in U-boat infested waters was too risky and inefficient. Moreover, reliance wholly on military air crew would have been too wasteful of scarce resources.

"Above and Beyond" unfortunately reduces heroic history to theatrical pablum. Hopefully and before too long, another production organization will step up and do it right. The story is too important not to be told or, as is necessary in this case, retold.


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