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The Runway (2010)

 |  Comedy  |  10 June 2011 (Ireland)
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The citizens of Ireland's County Cork come to the aid of a South American pilot who has crash landed in their town.



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Cast overview, first billed only:
Ernesto Cordoba
Grace Thomas
Paco Thomas
John Carpenter ...
Frogs Connors (as John Carpenter Jr.)
Donncha Crowley ...
Tommy Carmody
Francisco De Caldus
Mark Doherty ...
Aidan O'Hare ...
Frog's Da
John Molloy ...
Caroline Power ...
Laura Kelly


The Runway is inspired by the true story of a South American pilot who landed his plane near Mallow, in 1983. Against all odds, the people of the town came together to build a runway to get him home and briefly caught the imagination of the nation. It is the story of Paco, a young boy without a father who adopts the pilot and convinces the town to build a runway to get him home. Written by Anonymous

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4 August 2014 | by (Monterey, California) – See all my reviews

As improbable, unlikely, ridiculous and strange as the basic premise of this movie is, the film nonetheless very much succeeds. In modern times, a plane crash in rural Ireland discovered only by a wee lad leads an entire town into a fit of what can only be described as insanity. But with unemployment high and skilled men and women with time on their hands, who knows what might happen when a handsome stranger lands in town. It is quirky,funny and uplifting with well drawn characters and an excellent cast. As an Indie author myself, with aspirations of my book some day made into film, I thoroughly enjoyed it. Watch and enjoy. OK for all ages in my estimation.

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