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Always (1989)

PG  |   |  Drama, Fantasy, Romance  |  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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Drama | Fantasy | Romance

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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 Dorinda leaves the plane after she tells Pete she loves him, she can't hear him over the planes engine, but in the climax of the movie when she takes the plane out to clear a path for the smoke jumpers, they converse over the roar of the engine with only a dull yell. See more »

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Dorinda Durston: He's too beautiful. He's too much twisted steel and sex appeal. I can't be with a guy that looks like I won him in a raffle.
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A FOOL IN LOVE
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A film worth revisiting

It has been a while since I have seen this 'Always.' The years, I should say, have done this film justice.

A noted cinephile, I know when to eat my words, and this is one is for the books. Sincere. Honest. Touching. Obviously sparked with a late-eighties, Spielbergian hyper-real, cinematic extensions and flair, these elements do not bog the film downs as, say, with '1941' or 'The Color Purple.' And why should we expect modern filmmakers to be like those of the forties or fifties? Modern filmmakers are just that -- modern.

Holly Hunter is a walking dream and she has talent in droves. I have long had a crush on her and her funny mouth. She is simply enchanting and steals the show. Goodman, for once, is kept under control. Dreyfuss, with the thankless role of revisiting his past and commenting on the future, is the weakest link but only just. Sumptuously photographed by deftly edited, this story of unrequited love is as universal as mothers and babies. If it doesn't bring tears to your eyes, shame on you. The best advice to view this film is to forget it is a Spielberg film. Enjoy it for the love story that it is and sink into its voluptuous and charged charm.

We should all hope we become angels in the mist, able to return to Earth to right all the wrongs of the world.

This may be one Spielberg's most romantic films, next to A.I., which is a supremely magnificent film and, also, equally dismissed when it first arrived on the scene.

I urge all to give this film a second chance.




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