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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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Tillie Hansen
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Moravia
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Bruno Hansen
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Jerry Stiller
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Evelyn Stiller
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Rose Stiller
Will Hare ...
Old Man
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George Hansen
Frano Lasic ...
Daniel Hansen
Ron Travis ...
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Jeff Harding ...
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Paul Reid Roman ...
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Paul Lichtman ...
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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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Adventure | Drama

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15 March 1985 (USA)  »

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O Aviador  »

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One of Christopher Reeve's hobbies was flying. At the time the movie was made and released, Reeve flew his own six-passenger twin engine Beechcraft plane. Reeve was a qualified pilot with around 2,000 hours flying experience and had commercial, instrument, and multi-engine ratings. Reeve once said: "I thought it would be fun to mix acting and airplanes. Flying is something that comes naturally to me; it certainly helped me with Superman". 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 »

Quotes

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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A good view of the birth of commercial aviation
5 January 2008 | by (Sacramento CA) – See all my reviews

Few people know that Christopher Reeve was also an aviation enthusiast who had his own Beechcraft Baron. And he transferred that enthusiasm to his screen persona, an ex WW1 pilot who, scarred by an incident, goes on to flying mail planes in the early 1920s.

Roseanne Arquette played the spoiled rich girl who becomes his first passenger.

They crash land in the Nevada mountains and the rest of the movie concerns their survival and both of their personal transformations.

If you'd like to get a good idea about the birth of commercial flying I'd recommend the movie.


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