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Amelia (2009)

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A look at the life of legendary American pilot Amelia Earhart, who disappeared while flying over the Pacific Ocean in 1937 in an attempt to make a flight around the world.

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Amelia Earhart, a Kansas girl, discovers the thrill of aviation at age 23, and within 12 years has progressed to winning the Distinguished Flying Cross for being the first woman to pilot a plane solo across the Atlantic Ocean. At age 39, she sets out on an attempt to circumnavigate the globe, an adventure that catapults her into aviation myth. Written by Jim Beaver <jumblejim@prodigy.net>

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Defying The Impossible. Living The Dream. See more »


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Rated PG for some sensuality, language, thematic elements and smoking | See all certifications »

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23 October 2009 (USA)  »

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$40,000,000 (estimated)

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$3,904,047 (USA) (25 October 2009)

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$14,241,034 (USA) (10 January 2010)
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Gene Vidal (played by Ewan McGregor), who was widely assumed to have had a romantic relationship with Amelia Earhart as depicted in this movie, had only one child, Gore Vidal (played by William Cuddy). Gore eventually grew up to become quite a celebrity himself as a controversial but successful author, screenwriter and political activist. See more »

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In the scene when the "Friendship" is about to take off for the first time, we hear the sound of an engine firing and running up. At the same time we see the center engine just starting to turn over, and neither of the other two engines are running. See more »

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Amelia Earhart: Who wants a life imprisoned in safety?
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Written by Ed Palermo & John Palermo
Performed by Eugene Ruffolo
Courtesy of Marc Ferrari/MasterSource
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Ordinary film of extraordinary woman
25 October 2009 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Sorry, it's just not enough to have Hillary Swank look the part, which she does. This movie had all the historical ingredients to be a great film, and it instead falls back into the same old bland dialog and formula plot that sinks so many biography movies. This film is like a made for TV movie - paints a pretty picture and refuses to go where no man, or no woman, has gone before. Which means it's a whitewash of history. Offers no real interesting insights into this extraordinary woman - not even her mysterious disappearance. For once, why not just stick to the facts, and give us a slightly less glamorous Amelia, minimize the love story, and show what a truly remarkable explorer she was? How dangerous her flying really was, and the challenges she had to overcome, both in the air and on the ground, in a male-dominated society. This film touches on this, but rather than paint with strong strokes, it uses an airbrush. Not a complete waste of time, just average.


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