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The Theory of Flight (1998)

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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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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Comedy | Drama | Romance

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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) (27 December 1998)

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$71,999 (USA) (31 January 1999)
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Trivia

This was the final film that Gene Siskel reviewed on Siskel & Ebert (1986) before his death on February 20, 1999 at the age of 53. See more »

Quotes

Jane: Most people don't like to walk next to me.
Richard: Yeah, and why is that?
Jane: It implies friendship.
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References Pretty Woman (1990) See more »

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Mi rival
Written by Maria Lara
Performed by Antonio Machín (as Antonio Machin)
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A commotion of love and humanity
3 April 2001 | by (Madrid, Spain) – See all my reviews

I saw this film without to know what about were... I'm a fan of Branagh, even more his Shakespeare' films, and, in the beginning, I saw it only for this... and I finished with tears in my eyes, because the great, great serenity, values, affect and brave philosophy about Life of Helena's girl. Recommended to people who are bored with TV programming (in Spain, at least).


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