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Afterburn (1992)

TV Movie  -   -  Drama  -  30 May 1992 (USA)
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Based on a true story, one woman takes on the U.S. military and General Dynamics; maker of the F-16, thought to be the very best tactical fighter in the world. Air Force Captain Theodore T.... See full summary »

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Janet Harduvel
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Leo Morrone
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Ted Harduvel
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Casey 'Z' Zankowski
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Mary Sciales
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Acton Ryder
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Dr. Carl Haller
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Terry North
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Bill Decker
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Col. Hewson
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Carol North
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Col. John Patterson
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Kiki Harduval
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Charlie Reeves
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Joe
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Based on a true story, one woman takes on the U.S. military and General Dynamics; maker of the F-16, thought to be the very best tactical fighter in the world. Air Force Captain Theodore T. Harduvel was one of the best F-16 pilots the U.S. had to offer. After much digging, Janet Harduvel discovers a joint military and General Dynamic cover-up. She proves to be unwavering in her search for the truth to clear his name. Written by Richard Jones <rjo339@swbell.net>

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He Risked His Life Flying An F-16 - Now She Risks It All To Fight For His Name. See more »

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30 May 1992 (USA)  »

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Alas de justicia  »

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The tail codes on the F-16s, which the Air Force uses to identify the base from which an aircraft flies, constantly change in flight on what is supposed to be the same aircraft. In some shots, the jets are correctly identified with a "WP" tail code for Kunsan Air Base, Korea, the base at which Capt. Ted Harduvel was assigned at the time of his accident. In other shots, the same aircraft is incorrectly identified with a "WA" tail code. This is the tail code for Nellis Air Force Base, Nevada, which had no part in the story of this film. See more »

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Janet Harduvel: [At Ted Harduvel's gravesite] I know it wasn't Ted's fault. I'm not coming back here until I prove it.
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On appeal, the court ruled that although Janet Harduvel had presented substantial evidence of design defect in the F-16, General Dynamics was protected from liability as a government contractor. Accordingly, the $3.1 million damage award was overturned. Ted Harduvel's name remains clear. To date, more than 140 F-16s have crashed from a variety of causes. More than 40 pilots have died. The Air Force maintains that the F-16 is "the safest single engine fighter of all time". Janet Harduvel is continuing her legal battle against General Dynamics. See more »

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Nothing Is Worse (Than A Broken Heart)
Written by Donald Markowitz (ASCAP)
Performed by Robbyn Kirmsse
Published by Virgin Music, Inc. / Strongbow Music California & Donald Joy Music Ltd.
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Excellent by TV Movie Standards
1 May 2002 | by (Washington DC) – See all my reviews

Based on a true story, this is a much better-than-average TV movie. Plus points are excellent, sympathetic performances from Laura Dern and Vincent Spano, good photography, and good music. The usual TV-movie faults of excessive sentimentality and a pat ending are there, but the strengths outweigh them. Worth watching. Rating: 7/10.


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