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Sole Survivor (1970)

TV Movie  -   -  Drama | Fantasy  -  9 January 1970 (USA)
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When a bomber believed to have crashed in the ocean 17 years ago is found in the Libyan desert. A Colonel and Major accompany the only surviving member of the crew, who is now a General to ... See full summary »

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Maj. Michael Devlin
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Brig. Gen. Russell Hamner
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Lt. Col. Josef Gronke
Lou Antonio ...
Tony
Lawrence P. Casey ...
Gant (as Lawrence Casey)
Dennis Cooney ...
Brandy
Brad David ...
Elmo
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Mac (as Pat Wayne)
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Corey
Timur Bashtu ...
Beddo
Noah Keen ...
Maj. Gen. Schurm
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British Co-Pilot
David Cannon ...
Capt. Patrick
John Winston ...
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When a bomber believed to have crashed in the ocean 17 years ago is found in the Libyan desert. A Colonel and Major accompany the only surviving member of the crew, who is now a General to figure out what happened. The General claims that he and the other members of the crew jumped over the ocean when in reality he bailed out leaving the others to fend for themselves. And while the Colonel just wants the whole thing closed, the Major insists on finding the truth. And watching them are the ghosts of the crew. Written by rcs0411@yahoo.com

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The only made-for-TV movie that matters?

Or nearly so, at least. This is the only TV movie that has stayed firmly in my mind since I saw it as a child back on its original broadcast date in 1969. Between then and now I've probably seen it another four or five times; most recently well over 20 years ago. I've raved about it to anyone who'd listen over the years, and encountered only a handful of people who've actually seen it; to a person they've all regarded it as something special. If you've read the other comments here you have a feel for the plot already; all I can add is that I consider it to be one of the best of the made-for-TV breed; better, in fact, than many theatrical releases (I once knew someone who insisted he'd seen it in a movie theatre in Europe in the early 1970s, and was astonished to learn it had been made for the small screen). If you get a chance, see it. This is one of those lost treasures begging for some sort of video re-release.


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