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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)
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Brad David ...
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Mac (as Pat Wayne)
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Corey
Timur Bashtu ...
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Noah Keen ...
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David Cannon ...
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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 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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Odd, haunting TV movie
14 March 2002 | by (Lawrence, KS) – See all my reviews

Sole Survivor is one of the weirder entries in the WWII genre and difficult to classify. Written by Guerdon Trueblood as a TV movie, it tells the tale of a B-24 stranded in the Libyan desert. Comparisons are sometimes made between this and Flight of the Phoenix and shouldn't be, as Sole Survivor really has no thematic equal. Richard Basehart and Vince Edwards are fine in their roles, although Shatner had by this time been typecast as Captain Kirk and can't seem to shake that in his role as Gronke. Fans of Pat Wayne will enjoy a somewhat better performance than his usual, and Lou Antonio was in the middle of a career that spanned multiple decades. For some reason this one is difficult to find, which is a shame as it is absolutely unique and an experience that tends to stay with you long after the closing credits roll.


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