The Aviator (1985)

PG  |   |  Adventure, Drama  |  1 March 1985 (USA)
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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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Cast overview, first billed only:
Tillie Hansen
Bruno Hansen
Jerry Stiller
Evelyn Stiller
Rose Stiller
Will Hare ...
Old Man
Student Pilot
Glenn Neufeld ...
George Hansen
Frano Lasic ...
Daniel Hansen
Ron Travis ...
Jeff Harding ...
Paul Reid Roman ...
Paul Lichtman ...


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

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One of two mid-1980s movies involving early 20th Century aviation. The other film was High Road to China (1983) which also featured bi-planes, was also set around the same period era of post-World War I and was also filmed in the same Yugoslavian [now Croatian] region around Rijeka. See more »


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 »


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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Enjoyable, with a really good performance by Reeves.
26 March 2005 | by (Minnesota) – See all my reviews

Chris Reeves's legacy will always be Superman, but he proves here that he was a fine actor who could really nail his character. He does a great job as an introverted, bitter pilot. The other reviewer is correct that Rosanna Arquette is annoying; however, she's not at all the worst part of the movie. If anything is annoying, it's the painfully inaccurate portrayal of wolves. Look, filmmakers, wolves do not stalk people through the woods and attack them out of the blue. This is real life, not "The Howling." Other than those small complaints, though, this simple survival story is fun and engaging, and definitely worth noting for Reeves. 8/10 stars.

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