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Always (1989)

 -  Drama | Fantasy  -  22 December 1989 (USA)
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A romantic adventure about a legendary pilot's passion for dare-devil firefighting and his girl.

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Pete Sandich and buddy Al Yackey are daredevil aerial forest-fire fighters. Pete finds True Love with Dorinda but won't give up the job. When he takes one risk too many, Dorinda faces deep grief and cannot easily put her life back together. Written by Reid Gagle

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They couldn't hear him. They couldn't see him. But he was there when they needed him... Even after he was gone.

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$31,000,000 (estimated)

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$43,858,790 (USA)
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Richard Dreyfuss tells the story about how Steven Spielberg was trying to figure out who to cast as "God" or "an angel of God." After a moment, only one person came to his mind: Audrey Hepburn. See more »

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At the climax of the film, a group of endangered smokejumpers is supposedly making their way to a river and safety. However, they are clearly moving uphill. You move uphill to get to a ridge (a fairly safe place to be in a wildfire); you move downhill to get to a river. See more »

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Pete Sandich: [Speaking to Dorinda after he's dead] I know now, that the love we hold back is the only pain that follows us here.
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GIVE ME YOUR HEART
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A graceful swan song for Audrey Hepburn
11 February 2001 | by (Calgary, Canada) – See all my reviews

At first glance, Always looks like a variation of Ghost, until one realizes it is a remake of a much older movie. But it has something Ghost certainly did not have -- Audrey Hepburn.

In what would be her final big-screen appearance, Audrey is radiant as the angel Hap, who appears all too briefly in the film. From the moment her famous voice is heard, time seems to stop. True, Audrey doesn't have a lot to say -- although her Doctor Who-like non-explanation about time is funny -- the few moments she is on screen are minutes to treasure. If Judi Dench and Ingrid Bergman were able to get Oscars for glorified cameos, it's a shame Hepburn didn't rate a nomination.

Of course, much of what's special about Audrey's role in this film comes from hindsight -- the fact she only had a couple more years to live, and the fact she had only appeared a few times on film in the previous 20 years. But we can be thankful to Steven Spielberg for not only getting Audrey to make the appearance, but also for giving her a classy film in which to make her swan song.


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