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The Aviator (1985)

A 1920s mail pilot and a rich man's daughter crash-land on a mountain full of hungry wolves.

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A 1920s mail pilot and a rich man's daughter crash-land on a mountain full of hungry wolves.

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To prepare for his role as a mail aviator, actor Christopher Reeve studied the history of mail flight of the period the film was set. Reeve once said: "Although the life of a mail pilot in 1928 was specialized and may seem a little remote, people will understand him . . . There was an article in a 1926 National Geographic about this new daring breed of men written much the same way they wrote about the astronauts in the sixties . . . They were cheating death. If you got to be 35 you were known as an old pilot". See more »

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The Boeing Stearman plane used in the film had his maiden flight in 1936. It can't have flown in the early 1920s. See more »

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Moravia: [on the phone] I think that someday the world will be entirely populated with bureaucrats such as yourself because the real people will do away with themselves out of frustration!
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11 May 2006 | by (USA) – See all my reviews

Watching Christopher Reeve play totally against type. After years of playing a mild mannered, hero type, He decides to play the anti-hero. The Reeves and Arquette are an unlikely pairing. At first, her character appears to have no redeeming qualities whatsoever. Reeves does a good job playing the irritated grownup with a spoiled brat.

This looks like a good TV movie, made for the small screen. However, the movie has some heart felt moments. And, it is worth watching, if for no other reason, to watch Reeve not play Superman. This is one of Reeve's best "non Superman" performances; if only it could have been in a better picture. But, This movie does have some pretty good moments.


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