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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

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Crawford Gordon
Sara Botsford ...
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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Drama | History

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12 January 1997 (Canada)  »

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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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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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Featured in The Greatest Canadian (2004) See more »

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19 April 2002 | by (Pittsburgh PA USA) – See all my reviews

It's a shame that most people in the USA aren't aware of this great film, or this chapter of history, as this TV mini-series produced by the CBC (like most Canadian programming) never made it to our screens. Seeing Dan Aykroyd in this dramatic role shows how good an actor he really is, and that is more than his Saturday Night Live persona.

The DVD is chock-a-block with the 3 hour film, the documentaries 'There Never was an Arrow', 'The Legend of the Arrow', 'The Plane Truth', a Dan Aykroyd interview, photo and magazine gallery, and the pilot training manual!

My advise to other Americans: search for this gem and buy it!


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