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Sole Survivor (1970)

Not Rated | | Drama, Fantasy | TV Movie 9 January 1970
This story is loosely based on the discovery of the B-24 "Liberator" bomber the "Lady Be Good" that was found in the Libyan desert after the crew got lost on their 1st bombing mission to Italy.


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Complete credited cast:
Maj. Michael Devlin
Brig. Gen. Russell Hamner
Lt. Col. Josef Gronke
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 rcs0411@yahoo.com

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Drama | Fantasy


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Release Date:

9 January 1970 (USA)  »

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1.33 : 1
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The aircraft used is an Air National Guard B-25J See more »


Lt. Col. Josef Gronke: Don't ask me. I'm only the man in charge.
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References The Twilight Zone: King Nine Will Not Return (1960) 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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