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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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flying | ocean | pilot | globe | kansas | See more »

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Visionary. Lover. Dreamer. Fighter. Legend. Icon. 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)  »

Also Known As:

Amelia - Kalandok szárnyán  »

Box Office

Budget:

$40,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

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

Gross:

$14,241,034 (USA) (8 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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When Amelia Earhart is riding in the car with Gene Vidal, Amelia switches from looking out the window to at Gene and at one point, she is facing him in one shot then looking forwards in the next. See more »

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Gore Vidal: Why don't you marry my father? Then I won't be afraid of anything anymore.
Amelia Earhart: I'm already married, to Mr. Putnam.
Gore Vidal: Why can't you be married to Mr. Putnam and my father at the same time?
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Well done
19 April 2010 | by (Japan) – See all my reviews

Some people shouldn't see some movies.

This is a period piece and a character study -- both very well done. Some younger viewers may be looking for more action and maybe a happy ending. Maybe a car chase or two.

Works well as a love story between complex characters and as a depiction of Amelia and her time.

Tarentino can change history for fun and profit, but these folks did their best to try depicting truth. Gere and Swank exhibit high level acting skills here and the story moves well from scene to scene.

Not the kind of movie that is going to be popular with the average viewers and not a big money-maker, but a fine film nonetheless.


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