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
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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
David Brown ...
Joe Paloffski (as Dave Brown)
Catherine Fitch ...
Ruby Paloffski
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C.D. Howe
Robert Haley ...
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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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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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Featured in The Greatest Canadian (2004) See more »

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Very interesting, entertaining and educational
3 August 2003 | by (Los Angeles, California) – See all my reviews

This movie is quite a surprise. It tells a story I had no idea existed. It seems quite amazing it is a true story. It is as dramatic as a fictional story written to be dramatic. I missed the beginning of the movie but based on the description of the DVD I will buy a copy when I get the chance.


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