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Cast overview:
Kees Brusse ...
Monique van de Ven ...
Diana Dobbelman ...
Helen (as Diane Marlet)
Dora van der Groen ...
Harcourt Curacao ...
Frank Davelaar ...
Helmert Woudenberg ...
Piloot 1
Wim de Meijer ...
Piloot 2 (as Wim de Meyer)
Bob Verstraeten ...
Piloot 3
Marlies van Alcmaer ...
Ramona Lucas ...
Eddy Lobo ...


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In the original script,Kees Brusse's character Dick did not fly from Curaçao to the Netherlands on his own, but was accompanied by Monique van de Ven as Claudia and another character played by Rudolf Lucieer. During production, Van de Ven fell in love with cinematographer Jan de Bont which let to friction on set. Eventually Van de Ven became stressed out and had to leave the production. De Bont was replaced by Theo van de Sande and the script was hastily rewritten. Now Dick made the flight on his own, Rudolf's Lucieers role was written out completely and Van de Ven was sued for breach of contract for 500.000 guilders by producers Pim de la Parra & Wim Verstappen. See more »


Claudia and Helen are introduced while water-skiing. They both drop into the water backwards before getting out, but when they set foot on dry land their hair is completely dry. See more »


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An underrated masterpiece!
23 February 2007 | by (Sweden) – See all my reviews

2007-02-23 Hi! I've had this fantastic (and I am sure, underrated movie)since around 1987-1989 I guess, as I then had the pleasure to tape it through FilmNet (at the time...through TCM) >with Swedish subtitles<. I like this very much, an excellent flick, not least for us who love the beautiful old birds, like here, the DC-3/Dakota (they certainly don't make 'em like that anymore - period) Kees Brusse is perfect in his part as the loner, to his Dakota dedicated flier. The amazing solo flight, without landing for refueling is another thing, from the West Indies to Holland, partly with just one engine. This has to be viewed, a wonderful and slow paced flick. Of course part of the beauty, the scenery from the Netherlands Antilles beside the great shots of the bird itself. Shot in Anamorphic Widescreen. H I G H L Y recommended. Convinced? A copy of mine can be discussed.

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