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An American flyer who joined the RAF before his country was in the war is recovering from a leg injury in Jerusalem. Through an English friend he meets a quiet Jewish girl whose close-knit family originally came from Spain. The two are attracted to each other but she is convinced their diverse backgrounds mean it could never work; not only is he a gentile, his father is a protestant minister. So though they keep running into each other in the small community, they find themselves just as frequently parting again. Written by
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The single seat aircraft Tom Hanks lands in Egypt is a P51 Mustang. This was not used by the Desert Air Force as it was too new and needed for bomber support over Europe. It should have been a P40 Kittyhawk (US Tomahawk). It could have been a Spitfire late in 1942 perhaps. See more »
Well, my mother died long before that. My brother 'n' sister didn't have opinion. My, my father was disappointed. He's a pacifist. I was bound to disappoint my father. Joining up just got it over with nice and quick.
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This is a classic theme of falling in love in the face of so much opposition.
I love anything with Tom Hanks - he is such a believable actor, even in this early part of his career. This movie is a fun chick flick where you see the complete vulnerability of people when they fall in love under oppressive circumstances. You just get the "tingles" right along with them. David (Hanks) falls hopelessly in love with a Jewish girl, Sara (Marsillach) of Spanish decent. She tries to fight her feelings, knowing her family would not approve of him because he is a Gentile. They fall more in love through secret trysts and hide their relationship from her family. The intensity rises too high when her family figures out them, and cruelly forces her to put an end to relationship. Sara must choose if she will go against her family to love a man who may have his life taken in this war.
The only thing that disappointed me, was that I felt the movie wrapped up too quickly. I would have enjoyed more relationship development to make the ending more satisfying. However, the character development throughout the movie was great, and Hanks did wonderfully showing the intensity of his love for "Sara."
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