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Final Approach (1991)

R  |   |  Sci-Fi, Thriller  |  6 December 1991 (USA)
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Col. Jason Halsey (USAF) has just had a terrible air disaster and can't remember a thing -- even his name. Now he must go head-to-head with the psychiatrist Dr. Gottlieb as his only chance ... See full summary »

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Complete credited cast:
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Col. Jason Halsey
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Dr. Dio Gottlieb
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Casey Halsey (as Madolyn Smith)
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Gen. Geller
Cameo Kneuer ...
Brooke Halsey
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Doug Slessinger
Karen Person ...
Ms. Peters
David Bonaiuto ...
Jason's Father
Duffy Rutledge ...
Jason's Mother
Colin Vogel ...
Country Doctor
Robert Jay Stahl ...
Emergency Room Doctor
Hank Garrett ...
RSO
Maarten Goslins ...
Younger Jason
Ellen Hilton ...
Woman in Waiting Room
James Flynn ...
Man in Waiting Room
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Col. Jason Halsey (USAF) has just had a terrible air disaster and can't remember a thing -- even his name. Now he must go head-to-head with the psychiatrist Dr. Gottlieb as his only chance to recover his memory. Col. Halsey is a stealth fighter test pilot in the highly classified project Black Magic. Is Dr. Gottlieb a helping professional or is he a counter-intelligence agent sent to debrief Halsey? This movie draws considerable footage from the Lockheed Corp. documentary "Blackbird: The Movie" for its background material on the SR-71 spy plane. Written by Anonymous

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During Jason's flashback of his arrival at the hospital after a car crash, a loudspeaker is heard calling "Dr. Stahl and Dr. Gee to psychiatrics". This is almost certainly a reference to Eric Steven Stahl and Gerald Laurence (a.k.a. G-man), the movie's writers. See more »

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Dr. Dio Gottlieb: Ms. Peters will validate you. Go. Easy does it.
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Intriguing & thought provoking film with neat twist at end.
21 November 2002 | by (Glasgow) – See all my reviews

I actually rented this film just one lunchtime, to watch later that night, but when I put the film on to check it's quality, I ended up watching it all the way through to the end! In fact, I ended up with quite a shock when the ending came, because I thought I'd figured the plot out but was, in fact, way off line. Great acting by two fine actors, (Sikking & Elizondo, who is one of my favourite actors). OK, as far as sets go it could have been a stage play, but how would you show the events leading up to the air crash, and also Halsey's (Sikking) past life. The digital sound is superb and can give you quite a jolt at times as the sound FX are a good deal more dynamic than the dialogue. Some great low thumps from a good sub-woofer all the way through the film. The twist at the end is beautifully handled, and those people who got bored with this film really should watch it for the consciousness that it awakens in you. Maybe that's the way it really is, know one knows, but if it's someone like Hector Elizondo doing the 'remembering' bit, then I for one would be quite happy, as his 'shrink' technique was superb. Don't knock this little film, after all, everybody knocked Blade Runner and now it's a cult classic.


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