DVD 122 mins IMDB 6.1 (5,977 votes)
Universal Studios (1989)
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(8/17/2005 )

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Drama, Fantasy, Romance
USA  /  English

Richard Dreyfuss Pete Sandich
John Goodman Al Yackey
Audrey Hepburn Hap
Holly Hunter Dorinda Durston
Brad Johnson Ted Baker
Roberts Blossom Dave
Keith David Powerhouse
Ed Van Nuys Nails
Marg Helgenberger Rachel
Dale Dye Don
Brian Haley Alex
James Lashly Charlie
Michael Steve Jones Grey
Kim Robillard Air Traffic Controller
Jim Sparkman Dispatcher

Director Steven Spielberg
Producer Kathleen Kennedy; Frank Marshall; Steven Spielberg
Writer Jerry Belson; Chandler Sprague; David Boehm; Dalton Trumbo; Frederick Hazlitt Brennan
Cinematography Mikael Salomon
Musician John Williams
User Credit 1 Michael Kahn
User Credit 2 Ellen Mirojnick

They couldn't hear him. They couldn't see him. But he was there when they needed him . . . Even after he was gone.

Steven Spielberg directs this heartwarming romantic adventure USA Today calls "a winner." Pete Sandich (Richard Dreyfuss) is a legendary pilot with a passion for daredevil firefighting. However Dorinda (Holly Hunter), the woman he loves, and Al (John Goodman), Pete's best friend, know that legends can't take risks forever.
After sacrificing himself to save Al, the ace pilot faces his most challenging mission: helping Dorinda move on with her life.
Breathtaking cinematography and exhilarating aerial choreography highlight this compelling adventure that co-stars Brad Johnson and features a special appearance by Audrey Hepburn.

Edition Details
Barcode 025192055621
Region Region 1
Chapters 18
Release Date 3/25/2003
Packaging Keep Case
Screen Ratio Widescreen 1.85:1 Color
Audio Tracks ENGLISH: Dolby Digital 4.0 [CC]
FRENCH: Dolby Digital Surround
Layers Single Side, Dual Layer
No. of Disks/Tapes 1

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Purchase Date 8/17/2005
User Lookup 1 DVD Copy
User Text 2 They couldn't hear him. They couldn't see him. But he was there when they needed him... Even after he was gone.
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Trivia: The bomber flown by Pete and Dorinda is the A-26 Invader, used by the Army Air Corps in WWII. Al flies the PBY Catalina, a Navy rescue and transport plane in WWII. Dorinda helps Al ferry a Cessna 337 Skymaster, also known as the O-2 when flown by the Air Force in Vietnam. Ted flies a Super Decathalon, an aerobatic airplane. (more)

Goofs: Continuity: In the scene before Pete's last flight, when Dorinda chases him down on the runway with her bike, Pete shuts down the starboard engine and stands up out of the seat to meet Dorinda as she climbs up to the cockpit. As Dorinda is walking away from the plane, Pete is still standing up in the cockpit, but the engine is now running. (more)

Quotes: Pete Sandich: There's something fishy going on here, and I don't think it's the chicken. (more)

Awards: 2 nominations (more)