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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)

Opening Weekend USA:

$3,904,047, 25 October 2009, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$14,241,034, 10 January 2010
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One of the plane used by the producers for the movie was abducted by the authorities of an African country, where the plane landed to get some fuel. The producers had to pay a ransom through the embassy to finally get the plane, a Lockheed. See more »

Goofs

In one of the first scenes in the movie Amelia has a gap between her front teeth (something the real Amelia had); the gap disappears during the rest of the movie. See more »

Quotes

George Putnam: Come back to me.
Amelia Earhart: Always.
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Featured in The Jay Leno Show: Episode #1.29 (2009) See more »

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Written and Performed by Ray Davies
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beautiful character development
24 October 2009 | by See all my reviews

"Amelia" is a beautiful film visually, and also, for its wonderful character development of Amelia Earheart's personality. In our general knowledge, we already have a stereotypical image of AE, but in this film, I feel that Amelia's more unique aspects of personality were further developed. We saw her as a woman, as well as, a pioneering aviatrix. When I was watching this film, I could feel myself flying along with the dangers of early aviation flight, as well, as the awesomeness of its beauty. I also found it interesting how in the early days, you really did needed to put a lot of effort into self-promoting. It was important, if you were going to get that funding for future flights. No harm in self-promoting - it was a necessity. Hilary Swank does an excellent performance of Amelia. It's a wonderful biography.


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