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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22 December 1989 (USA)  »

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$31,000,000 (estimated)

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$43,858,790 (USA)
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The Saturday Night Live (1975) clip showing on Dorinda's TV features Dan Aykroyd impersonating Julia Child. Dorinda is later briefly seen using "From Julia Child's Kitchen" cookbook. See more »

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When Al Yackey is in the jeep, talking after inhaling helium, he's holding the balloon and driving with his right hand. The next scene shows Pete and Dorinda talking in front of the jeep and Al driving right-handed without the balloon. See more »

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Al Yackey: [after taking a distress call from the smoke jumpers] Get on the radio to the Helibase. Have the choppers warmed up and standing by.
Ted Baker: [heading for the radio set] Libby Operations Shack to Helibase, come in.
Pete Sandich: Ted, those choppers are forty miles away. They fly at a hundred miles an hour.
Ted Baker: Libby Operations Shack to Helibase. Come in.
Pete Sandich: We're twelve miles away. We fly at 220 miles an hour.
Air Traffic Controller: Libby Operations, this is Helibase. We read you. Over.
Ted Baker: Air Attack 63-Echo, this is the operations shack. We will be ...
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SMOKE GETS IN YOUR EYES
Written by Jerome Kern and Otto A. Harbach
Performed by The Platters
Courtesy of PolyGram Special Products, a division of PolyGram Records, Inc.
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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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