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The Arrow (1997)

TV Movie  -   -  Drama | History  -  12 January 1997 (Canada)
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The true story of how Canada built and destroyed the world's most advanced fighter plane back in the 1950s.

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Cast overview, first billed only:
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Crawford Gordon
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Kate O'Hara
Ron White ...
Jack Woodman
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Jim Chamberlin
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James (Jim) Floyd
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Fred Smye
Ian D. Clark ...
Edward Critchley
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Joe Paloffski (as Dave Brown)
Catherine Fitch ...
Ruby Paloffski
Robin Gammell ...
C.D. Howe
Robert Haley ...
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CIA Director
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George Hees
Mauralea Austin ...
June Callwood
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This series tells the story of the world's fastest fighter plane ever built, in 1950's Canada, and how the project was dropped due to political pressure from the United States. Written by Steve Richer <sricher@sympatico.ca>

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The right stuff. The wrong time.

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12 January 1997 (Canada)  »

Also Known As:

Gyorsan, mint a nyíl  »

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$7,800,000 (estimated)
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1.33 : 1
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To make the Avro Arrow fly they filmed radio controlled models of the Arrow from a helicopter. See more »

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In the movie the engines were silent when the sound barrier was broken. When one breaks the sound barrier, the engines do not all of a sudden become quiet. The sound can be heard through the aircraft itself. See more »

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An interesting (not perfect) story
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Having seen the mini-series when it initially aired and seen again since, I think that what "The Arrow" tries to do (and accomplishes pretty well, I'd say) is to do what few Canadian films do: that is, it tries to introduce a little bit of mythology into a Canadian story. Certainly, as far as Canadian events go, the story of the Arrow is one that still resonates in the Canadian psyche as an opportunity thrown away by the politicians of the day. Having the Arrow fly off to parts unknown at the end plays into that wish to be able to correct the mistakes of the past.

That said, it was an enjoyable mini-series and didn't play any faster or more loosely with the facts than most of what passes for "historical" narrative. The casting was well-done and it did a good job showing the social impact of the Arrow project


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