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Restless Spirits (1999)

TV Movie  -   -  Adventure | Fantasy  -  1 August 1999 (USA)
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A young girl, who struggles with her pilot father's death in a plane crash years before, visits her grandmother in Newfoundland. While there, she encounters the ghosts of two pilots, who ... See full summary »

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Charles Nungesser
Michel Monty ...
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A young girl, who struggles with her pilot father's death in a plane crash years before, visits her grandmother in Newfoundland. While there, she encounters the ghosts of two pilots, who are condemned to Earth to constantly re-live their own crash that occurred in 1927. The girl decides to help the pair by helping them re-build their airplane and complete their flight so they may be released and, in turn, deal with her own emotional bondage. Written by John Sacksteder <jsackste@bellsouth.net>

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This movie is based on a true event. Capt. Charles Eugene Jules Marie Nungesser and Capt. Francois Coli were a pair of French aviators who may have crashed in Newfoundland as they sought to become the first pilots to fly nonstop from Paris to New York in 1927 - just two weeks before Charles Lindbergh made aviation history with his successful nonstop flight in the opposite direction. Their plane was the White Bird. The wreckage and their bodies were never found. See more »

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Superior Film, Particularly For Young Girls
10 September 1999 | by (Farmington Hills, MI, USA) – See all my reviews

I saw this as "Restless Spirits"...

And no, it has nothing to do with "Groundhog Day."

It involves a 12-year-old girl whose test-pilot father died in a crash a few years back and her kind-but-harried mother has moved on with her life, having fallen in love with another man.

While mom goes off to determine whether the romance is worth pursuing, the daughter is left with a relative (well-played by the versatile Marsha Mason)in seaside Newfoundland.

Some local girls let her in on a secret pond which (legend has it), when the fog rolls in, occasionally becomes haunted.

This leads to an imaginative series of mostly wonderful life-changing adventures for the young woman.

I loved this film.

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