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The Pilot (1981)

PG  |   |  Action, Drama  |  July 1981 (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
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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 ...
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Kitty Sullivan ...
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Leigh Cort ...
Jean Hagan
Bob Willis ...
Ken Howland
Hope Pomerance ...
Sandy Campbell
Ted Janus ...
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Paul Stewart ...
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Bob Kozloski ...
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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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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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