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Sole Survivor (1970)

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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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Complete credited cast:
Maj. Michael Devlin
Brig. Gen. Russell Hamner
Lt. Col. Josef Gronke
Lou Antonio ...
Lawrence P. Casey ...
Gant (as Lawrence Casey)
Dennis Cooney ...
Brad David ...
Mac (as Pat Wayne)
Timur Bashtu ...
Noah Keen ...
Maj. Gen. Schurm
British Co-Pilot
David Cannon ...
Capt. Patrick
John Winston ...
British Pilot


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

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9 January 1970 (USA)  »

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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 film
22 September 1999 | by (UK & Germany) – See all my reviews

Keith's summary on this page sums up the movie well (just to correct you on one point Keith - the skeletons of the crew of the real wartime bomber 'Lady Be Good' WERE in fact found in Libya in 1959, along with diaries kept by two of them as they tried to find civilisation). This movie is shown all too infrequently, but its impact on the viewer is startling. It must be 20 years since I last saw it, but certain scenes have stayed with me vividly ever since. A must see. Anyone reading this who has a copy, please get in touch with me.

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