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The Theory of Flight (1998)

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A dreamer who aspires to human flight is assigned public service after one of his attempts off a public building. This leads him to meeting a young woman, who is dying of motor neuron ... See full summary »

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Jane Hatchard
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Anne
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Julie
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Gigolo
Sue Jones-Davies ...
Catharine (as Sue Jones Davies)
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Mrs. Williams
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Mrs. Allen
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A dreamer who aspires to human flight is assigned public service after one of his attempts off a public building. This leads him to meeting a young woman, who is dying of motor neuron disease. The strong-willed woman admits her wish to be de-flowered before her death. The man, struggling to maintain his relationship with his girl friend, declines but offers to help pay for a gigolo to do the deed. The following events play off the inherent comedy and drama of the circumstances. Written by John Sacksteder <jsackste@bellsouth.net>

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Rated R for sexuality and language | See all certifications »
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24 September 1999 (UK)  »

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Envole-moi  »

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$15,179 (USA) (25 December 1998)

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$71,999 (USA) (29 January 1999)
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The last film Gene Siskel reviewed on Siskel & Ebert (1986) in January 1999 before his passing. See more »

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Jane: Our lives may be easier, but will never be as full. 1971 - 1997.
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References Pretty Woman (1990) See more »

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Written by Darius Keeler, Roya Arab
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Refreshing alternative to Hollywood formula movies
17 October 1999 | by (Toronto, Canada) – See all my reviews

Loved this film. Real people, great acting, humour, unpredictable. The characters were believable and you really connected with them. If you're looking for a film about slightly offbeat characters outside the mainstream of society and how they help each other, this would be a good choice.


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