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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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Drama | Fantasy | Romance

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22 December 1989 (USA)  »

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$31,000,000 (estimated)

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$43,858,790 (USA)
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Audrey Hepburn was paid $1 million for her role, she donated her entire salary to UNICEF. See more »

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When Ted gives CPR to the bus driver, he is clearly pretending to perform chest compressions and breathe into him. Doing real compressions on a beating heart can actually cause the heart to stop. See more »

Quotes

Al Yackey: I miss him too! I miss him too. I miss him every day. I loved him like I've never loved a guy. And I don't love guys. You don't have an excuse, you quit. You quit, you gave up. He never quit on anything 'til it killed him, and that was his way, and there's much worse ways, and boy you sure found one.
Dorinda Durston: I can't live with it!
Al Yackey: Bullshit.
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whistled by Richard Dreyfuss while flying
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A Minor Classic
12 February 2001 | by (Lake Butler, Florida) – See all my reviews

This is a feel good romantic comedy that will be in movie viewers libraries for years to come. Great cast lead by Richard Dreyfuss and well supported by Holly Hunter and John Goodman. Throw in a glimpse of Audrey Hepburn, and you have the making of another fine movie from Steven Spielberg. "Always" has all the ingredients to become a minor classic with staying power. I rated this 8.


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