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
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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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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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Trivia

During The Arrow's first airing it gathered the second largest viewing audience in Canadian television's history - the first being Donovan Bailey's 100 meter run. See more »

Goofs

Despite the fact an actor is shown playing Prime Minister John Diefenbaker, newsreel footage of the real Diefenbaker is also used in this film. The two men look nothing alike. See more »

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Featured in The Greatest Canadian (2004) See more »

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A real feel good Canadian movie.
2 October 1998 | by (Toronto, Canada) – See all my reviews

The Arrow is a very dramatized version of the happenings around the Avro project.

The Arrow is a real feel good movie for us Canadians. Though Dan Aykroyd has had better days, it's important that he was included in the Canadian cast, bringing a familiar face to a long forgotten subject.

Just recently an original Avro Arrow model airplane was found in Lake Ontario.


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