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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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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
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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)  »

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Gyorsan, mint a nyíl  »

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$7,800,000 (estimated)
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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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Jim Chamberlain is depicted, in 1957, as having discovered the area-rule or "coke-bottle" shape for reducing compressibility during trans-sonic flight. The concept was in fact discovered by Richard Whitcomb at the Langely Research Center for which he received the 1954 Collier Award. The technical details were made public in 1955 and the F-102, F-104 and F-105 were already in service with this design. The wind-tunnel at Langely was able to allow Mach 2 testing of the Arrow because it too was using an area rule cross-section. See more »

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Very loose historical representation
8 June 2000 | by See all my reviews

Many people will disagree with the vision of the filmmakers of "The Arrow" and how they portray the political figures involved, including Diefenbaker and Eisenhower. This movie makes it sound like Diefenbaker was a heavy responsible for this aviation fiasco, while many will agree that is not totally true. Remember that "true story" movies are not always 100% true.

Leaving that behind, I think this was a nice movie, and the real historical sequences inserted were neat. It is visually brilliant and shows it had quite a big budget. And it really makes you feel sorry for the Arrow, wishing it would have really been put in service.


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