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

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$40,000,000 (estimated)

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$3,904,047 (USA) (23 October 2009)

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$14,241,034 (USA) (8 January 2010)
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A Lockheed 12 Electra Junior was used to represent the modified 10E Electra that Ms. Earhart flew in her final flight. The 12 is smaller than the 10. See more »

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When Amelia Earhart flies with Eleanor Roosevelt, the altimeter reads 0 feet the entire time. See more »

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Amelia Earhart: Who wants a life imprisoned in safety?
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"The most effective way to do it, is to do it." and Swank delivers a solid Amelia Earhart
18 February 2011 | by (PA, USA) – See all my reviews

If you are looking for the typical "Hollywood" bit of celluloid that is so common then maybe you should should steer clear of "Amelia". If you are interested in the world's most famous aviatrix Amelia Earhart then I think you will enjoy what was accomplished with this film. I appreciated it even more after reading Earhart's books and books about her life.

Hillary Swank delivers the best & most faithful interpretation of Amelia Earhart. What Leonardo DiCaprio does for "Howard Hughes" in the Aviator, Swank does for Earhart in "Amelia."

If it were a movie by men about a man, would critics have treated this film more fairly? I think so. "Amelia" is a biopic comparable to the "Aviator" but it just doesn't have the names DiCaprio & Scorcese attached to it.

"...now and then women should do for themselves what men have already done - occasionally what men have not done--thereby establishing themselves as persons, and perhaps encouraging other women toward greater independence of thought and action. Some such consideration was a contributing reason for my wanting to do what I so much wanted to do." - Amelia Earhart

Long after Earhart's disappearance in the South Pacific, she continues to inspire people. "Amelia" is a fitting tribute to Earhart's legacy of inspiration.


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