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The Last Flight of Noah's Ark -- A pilot, a prim missionary, two orphans, and a cargo of farm animals must make an emergency landing on an uncharted island and begin a perilous search for civilization.


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Ernest K. Gann (story)
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Release Date:
25 June 1980 (USA) See more »
Lost. 2,000 miles at sea in a 40 year old bomber. See more »
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. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
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Charles Jarrott obituary
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Charles Jarrott obituary
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Directed by
Charles Jarrott 
Writing credits
Ernest K. Gann (story)

Steven W. Carabatsos (screenplay) and
Sandy Glass (screenplay) &
George Arthur Bloom (screenplay)

Produced by
Ron Miller .... producer
Jan Williams .... co-producer
Original Music by
Maurice Jarre 
Cinematography by
Charles F. Wheeler (director of photography)
Film Editing by
Gordon D. Brenner 
Production Design by
E. Preston Ames  (as Preston Ames)
Art Direction by
John B. Mansbridge 
Set Decoration by
Norman Rockett 
Makeup Department
Eddie M. Barron .... hair stylist
Robin LaVigne .... makeup artist (as Robin Dee LaVigne)
Robert J. Schiffer .... makeup supervisor
Production Management
John D. Bloss .... production manager (as John Bloss)
Bill Venegas .... unit production manager (as William B. Venegas)
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Christopher Disney Miller .... second assistant director (as Christopher D. Miller)
James W. Gavin .... second unit director
Richard Learman .... assistant director
Louis S. Muscate .... second assistant director
Art Department
Gary Zink .... propmaker (uncredited)
Gary Zink .... welder/fabricator (uncredited)
Sound Department
Ben Hendricks .... sound editor (as Ben F. Hendricks)
Bud Maffett .... sound mixer (as Henry A. Maffett)
Herb Taylor .... sound supervisor
Allen Hurd .... sound (uncredited)
Special Effects by
Art Cruickshank .... special effects
Danny Lee .... special effects
Eustace Lycett .... special effects
Richard L. Hill .... special effects technician (uncredited)
Hans Metz .... special effects (uncredited)
Ken Speed .... special effects assistant (uncredited)
John F. Bylander .... stunts
Calvin Fukushima .... stunts
Orwin C. Harvey .... stunts (as Orwin Harvey)
Clay Hodges .... stunts
Joe C. Hughes .... stunts
Bobby Porter .... stunts
George Robotham .... stunts
Arthur E. Stagg .... stunts
Gordon Tadao Hirano .... stunts
Glenn R. Wilder .... stunts (as Glenn Wilder)
Camera and Electrical Department
Dan Delgado .... electrician (uncredited)
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Mary Dye .... costumer: women
Jack Sandeen .... costume supervisor
Glenn Wright .... costumer: men (as Glenn T. Wright)
Music Department
Richard Bowden .... orchestrator
Maurice Jarre .... conductor
Evelyn Kennedy .... music editor
Richard Bowden .... composer: additional music (uncredited)
James Thatcher .... musician: french horn (uncredited)
Transportation Department
Gilbert C. Pacheco .... driver (uncredited)
Other crew
Jay K. Fishburn .... animal handler (as Jay Fishburn)
Jim Prine .... animal handler
Don Spinney .... animal handler
Crew believed to be complete

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97 min
Color (Technicolor)
Aspect Ratio:
1.85 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
Stereo (RCA Photophone Sound Recording)
Filming Locations:

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The nick-name that Noah Dugan (Elliott Gould) gave to Bernadette Lafleur (Geneviève Bujold) was "Bernie".See more »
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7 out of 10 people found the following review useful.
what a great film, 12 April 2002
Author: dtucker86 from Germany

I had previously written to the IMDB about this film and I wanted to add a few more comments about it because it is one of my favorites of all time. I think it is Disney's best film and I only wish that more people could see it because it has never been shown on TV. Ernest K. Gann who wrote the story for the film also wrote the classic John Wayne film The High And The Mighty. He also wrote another fine film about an airplane disaster called Fate Is the Hunter with Glenn Ford. Elliott Gould gives his finest performance in this film. This man is probably best known as Barbara Striesands husband and I feel that is a great dishonor to him. They gave her the American Film Institute's Lifetime Ahcievement Award and he has been in almost four times as many films as her. Is that justice? Genevieve Bujold is wonderful in this film and the chemistry between her and Gould is wonderful as well. She is an actress who has never been given her just due as well. She made a film a couple years later with Chris Reeve called Monsignor that was such a devastating bomb that it blacklisted her for life basically. Rick Schroder is one of the few child actors who made a successful transition to adult roles. This was his first film after he made The Champ with Jon Voight (people said that he was one of the most appealling child actors to come along) he proves in this film that he can act and I think it is his best performance. There was a biography of Walt Disney called Walt Disney Hollywood's Dark Prince that mentioned that TLFONA was one of the biggest bombs in the history of the studio and I still cannot understand why. This is family film at its very best. This movie is a classic and one of the fondest memories of my childhood is watching it.

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