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Sole Survivor (1970)

Not Rated | | Drama, Fantasy | TV Movie 9 January 1970
This story is loosely based on the discovery of the B-24 "Liberator" bomber the "Lady Be Good" that was found in the Libyan desert after the crew got lost on their 1st bombing mission to Italy.

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Paul Stanley
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Vince Edwards ... Maj. Michael Devlin
Richard Basehart ... Brig. Gen. Russell Hamner
William Shatner ... Lt. Col. Josef Gronke
Lou Antonio ... Tony
Lawrence P. Casey ... Gant (as Lawrence Casey)
Dennis Cooney Dennis Cooney ... Brandy
Brad David ... Elmo
Patrick Wayne ... Mac (as Pat Wayne)
Alan Caillou ... Corey
Timur Bashtu Timur Bashtu ... Beddo
Noah Keen ... Maj. Gen. Schurm
Ian Abercrombie ... British Co-Pilot
David Cannon David Cannon ... Capt. Patrick
John Winston John Winston ... British Pilot
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When a bomber believed to have crashed in the ocean 17 years ago is found in the Libyan desert, a Colonel and Major accompany the only surviving member of the crew, who is now a General to figure out what happened. The General claims that he and the other members of the crew jumped over the ocean when in reality he bailed out leaving the others to fend for themselves. And while the Colonel just wants the whole thing closed, the Major insists on finding the truth. And watching them are the ghosts of the crew. Written by rcs0411@yahoo.com

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Terrible secrets never die!

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Drama | Fantasy

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

9 January 1970 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Unico superstite See more »

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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Star Trek (1966) connection: William Shatner, John Winston, and Lou Antonio. Winston played a recurring character, Lieutenant Kyle on the series, and later, Commander Kyle in Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan (1982). Antonio guest starred as the alien fugitive Lok-I in the episode "Let This Be Your Last Battlefield". See more »

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Lt. Col. Josef Gronke: Don't ask me. I'm only the man in charge.
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References The Twilight Zone: King Nine Will Not Return (1960) See more »

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7 years on from my first review ...
7 January 2006 | by Homer_SlatedSee all my reviews

Not a new review as such, but just a retrospective comment.

This movie's impact simply does not diminish with time. I just watched it again a few days ago, and I still find it as haunting and gripping as ever.

It is with great disappointment therefore, that I note that many years have passed and Warner continues to ignore the significant demand for an official DVD release. As complete, and watch-able, as the "DIY" release is (thank you Nick) it is nonetheless only an off-air copy, and suffers the inevitable loss of quality as a result.

A movie of this stature demands a complete reworking for DVD release, including digital remastering and interviews, etc. I see many lesser and more obscure titles being shovelled out of the archives and onto the shelves every month, so what exactly is the problem with providing a proper release of this great movie?

Like the characters in the film, Sole Survivor seems to be stuck in a void; forgotten by those who left it there to die.

Will somebody *please* excavate its bones and set its soul free?


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