The Last Flight of Noah's Ark (1980)

G  |   |  Adventure, Family  |  25 June 1980 (USA)
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When a plane carrying various animals makes a forced landing on a desert island, the only chance to escape is to convert the plane into a boat.



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Complete credited cast:
Bernadette Lafleur (as Genevieve Bujold)
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Ruth Manning ...
Arthur Adams ...
Austin Willis ...
Peter Renaday ...
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When Noah Dugan agrees to fly missionary Bernadette Lafleur and her cargo of animals to a remote island, its only because he is on the run from a couple of bookies. What neither of them know is that two of Miss Lafleur's young students have stowed away with the animals & Miss Lafleur's transistor radio has interfered with the plane's instruments and they're all now miles off course. After a forced landing on a remote island, Dugan, Bernadette, Bobby and Julie discover that they are not alone. Together with two Japanese soldiers who have been stranded on the island since WWII, they must turn the plane into a seaworthy boat if they are ever to make it home. When Bobby and Julie insist that they cannot leave the animals behind, the converted plane truly becomes a second Noah's Ark Written by April M. Cheek <>

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Lost. 2,000 miles at sea in a 40 year old bomber. See more »


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25 June 1980 (USA)  »

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A Última Viagem da Arca de Noé  »

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One of a number of Walt Disney productions made about castaways. These include the studio's hit 1960 family castaway film Swiss Family Robinson (1960), their 1962 movie In Search of the Castaways (1962), Shipwrecked (1990), The Castaway Cowboy (1974) and The Last Flight of Noah's Ark (1980). See more »


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Lyrics by Hal David
Music by Maurice Jarre
Performed by Alexandra Brown
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One of first Disney films with an edge
9 March 2000 | by (Ann Arbor) – See all my reviews

In fact, it wasn't Bette Midler who first brought new blood into the heavy-handed 7O's and 80's Disney productions. It was people like Elliott Gould who originally provided the shot in the arm that Disney needed. In this movie he lends his wise-cracking, go-to-hell character to the role of Noah Dugan and it's a joy to watch! The whole cast is great, and the whole movie is a delight from start to finish.

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