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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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Fantasy | Romance | Drama

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22 December 1989 (USA)  »

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Siempre  »

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$31,000,000 (estimated)

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$43,858,790 (USA)
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The tune Pete Sandich whistles when he's nervous is an Irish jig titled "Garry Owen". This song was the official song of the Seventh Cavalry of the U.S. Army - General Custer's cavalry. When he is nervous, Pete whistles the theme song of a doomed man. See more »

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Pete puts out the fire in Al's port engine and the propeller can be seen coming to a halt. In the next scene, the propeller is spinning again. See more »

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Al Yackey: [exulting] You magnificent pagan GOD!
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MATZOH BALLS
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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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