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Sole Survivor (1970)

TV Movie  -   -  Drama | Fantasy  -  9 January 1970 (USA)
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Complete credited cast:
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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 ...
British Pilot
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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 overall concept of the plane lost in the Libyan desert and not found until years after the war is based on the true story of the "Lady Be Good," a B24 Liberator that overflew its base on the way back from Italy. The wreckage of the plane was discovered by a British oil exploration team in 1958. All but one of the bodies were found in 1960; the last was never found. See more »

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a great made-for-television movie
3 August 2004 | by (Whaleyville, VA) – See all my reviews

I saw this premier back in the early 70's and like the rest of the critics, it stayed with me. And like the rest, it took me years to secure the title to this film. I missed winning an auction bid by a handful of seconds, but was able to buy it on e-bay a year later. Attached to the VHS copy is the Twilight Zone episode mentioned earlier. Most made-for-television movies are garbage, but back in the days before cable television most were not bad. Some were actually quite good. Sole Survivor was one of the really good ones. Another was The Jericho Mile. Of all my sub-four star (out of five) movies, this is my favorite. Unlike the rest of you fellow Sole Survivor fraternity brothers [and sisters, I hope], I sincerely hope they do not remake this movie, it would be a disaster. Like Elvis' corpse, leave it alone.


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