Amazing Stories: Season 1, Episode 5

The Mission (3 Nov. 1985)

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A courageous young World War II gunner and aspiring cartoonist, trapped in the belly of a B-17 aircraft, has only his imagination as a force that might be able to save him.



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Episode complete credited cast:
Jake (as Jeffrey Jay Cohen)
Gary Mauro ...
Glen Mauro ...
Terry Beaver ...
David Grant Hayward ...
Mechanic #1
Mechanic #2 (as Anthony La Paglia)
Tail Gunner
Ken Stovitz ...
Nelson Welch ...
Father McKay


A courageous young World War II gunner and aspiring cartoonist, trapped in the belly of a B-17 aircraft, has only his imagination as a force that might be able to save him. Written by Anonymous

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This episode runs for 60 minutes, as opposed to the usual 30 minutes for the episodes in this series. (See also episode #2.8 "Go to the Head of the Class") See more »


The Army Air Corps Song
Written by Robert Crawford
Whistled by various cast members
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Considering The Length & Cast, It's Very Disappointing
30 August 2007 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

For a one-hour special episode that featured some big stars, this was very disappointing. In two words: too slow. Very little happens in this double-length show. It's mostly guys yelling and suspense what will happen to the gunner in this World War II American fighter plane. He is stuck inside and the landing gears are blown to bits. The only thing they can do is land the heavy plane but our boy will gets smashed in his little Plexiglas bubble at the base of the plane. How can the boys save this kid?

The suspense is drawn out for the entire hour and it's too long. This would have made a fine regular half-hour show. Much of this material wasn't needed.

It had the usual different kind of ending, which is the nature of this TV show. It looks like a straight drama-adventure until the finish. The only thing of interest, I found, was seeing a very young Keifer Sutherland, who almost looks like a high school kid. Kevin Costner was still fairly young but looks like the guy we know from "Field Of Dreams" which was made perhaps four years after this TV show. Sutherland, however, looks a lot younger than we know from his movies and "24" TV career.

Half of these "Amazing Stories" I would watch a second time, but not this one.

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