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The Pilot (1980)

 -  Action | Drama  -  1980 (USA)
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Mike Hagan is a pilot in passenger service and candidate for the honor "Best Pilot of the Year". Nobody knows that he's got private sorrows - he's an alcoholic. A stewardess notices his ... See full summary »

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Mike Hagan
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Pat Simpson
Frank Converse ...
Jim Cochran
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Doctor O'Brian
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Randolph Evers
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Joe Barnes
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Larry Zanoff
Jennifer Houlton ...
Cricket
Kitty Sullivan ...
Nancy
Leigh Court ...
Jean Hagan
Bob Willis ...
Ken Howland
Hope Pomerance ...
Sandy Campbell
Ted Janus ...
1st Mechanic
Paul Stewart ...
2nd Mechanic
Bob Kozloski ...
1st Engineer
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Mike Hagan is a pilot in passenger service and candidate for the honor "Best Pilot of the Year". Nobody knows that he's got private sorrows - he's an alcoholic. A stewardess notices his regular visits of the toilet and reports it. Written by Tom Zoerner <Tom.Zoerner@informatik.uni-erlangen.de>

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He's the best damn pilot in the sky. Drunk or sober.

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Danger in the Skies  »

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Started shooting in Palm Beach, Florida in November 1978 according to articles in Boxoffice magazine. Articles said screenwriter Robert P. Davis was directing and that Robertson had co-written the script. "C. Gregory Earls of Cecil Prunier Productions is producing", said the Nov 20 1978 issue of Boxoffice. Apparently Robertson took over the directing chores. See more »

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Technically accurate
24 April 2003 | by (Florida, USA) – See all my reviews

This is the most technically accurate aviation movie I have ever seen. I only noticed one mistake (autopilot was disconnected with the fuel shutoff lever). Appears to have been filmed in an actual DC-8. The treatment of alcoholism also seems plausible.


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