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The Last Flight of Noah's Ark (1980)

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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Bernadette Lafleur (as Genevieve Bujold)
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Stoney
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Cleveland
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Hiro
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Coslough
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Benchley
Ruth Manning ...
Charlotte Braithwaite
Arthur Adams ...
Leipzig Manager
Austin Willis ...
Slabotsky
Peter Renaday ...
Irate Pilot (as Pete Renaday)
Bob Whiting ...
Chaplain
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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 <Aravis2713@aol.com>

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On a wing and a prayer... they built a legend. See more »

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Adventure | Family

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25 June 1980 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

A Última Viagem da Arca de Noé  »

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$11,000,000
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(RCA Photophone Sound Recording)

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1.85 : 1
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The name painted on side of the converted plane-to-boat by Bernadette Lafleur (Geneviève Bujold) was "Noah's Ark". See more »

Quotes

Bernadette Lafleur: I was reading the Bible and I got an idea about sending a message.
Noah Dugan: Oh, is there a chapter on radio repair?
Bernadette Lafleur: Genesis 8:8. And Noah sent forth a dove from him to see if the waters were abated off the face of the ground.
Noah Dugan: Only one thing, Bernie. We don't have a dove.
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Half of Me
Lyrics by Hal David
Music by Maurice Jarre
Performed by Alexandra Brown
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Pretty good, with exceptions.
10 May 2001 | by See all my reviews

First off, I'd like to say that I haven't seen this movie since I was a kid. I just finished watching for the first time in 16 years, with mixed opinions. First, the story is good. The dialogue is decent (swearing in a Disney kids movie? Right on!). The cinematography is ok. The directing is pretty good. The acting is okay. The music is HORRIBLE. I've noticed, not only with this picture, but almost every Disney movie from the late 60s on into the mid 80s, if you turn the music off, it's actually more enjoyable to watch. Being a music theory major in college, I have come to really appreciate good scoring for movies. There are several scenes where the music is entirely inappropriate (such as after the crash, when they're rounding up all the equipment and animals and the music is straight from Yee Haw). Still, after all these years, it was good to watch it again. So if you can cringe your way through the sappy music, you're good to go with this edgy Disney movie.


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