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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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Complete credited cast:
... Maj. Michael Devlin
... Brig. Gen. Russell Hamner
... Lt. Col. Josef Gronke
... Tony
... Gant (as Lawrence Casey)
Dennis Cooney ... Brandy
... Elmo
... Mac (as Pat Wayne)
... Corey
Timur Bashtu ... Beddo
... Maj. Gen. Schurm
... British Co-Pilot
David Cannon ... Capt. Patrick
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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9 January 1970 (USA)  »

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Unico superstite  »

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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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The only made-for-TV movie that matters?
15 January 2000 | by See all my reviews

Or nearly so, at least. This is the only TV movie that has stayed firmly in my mind since I saw it as a child back on its original broadcast date in 1969. Between then and now I've probably seen it another four or five times; most recently well over 20 years ago. I've raved about it to anyone who'd listen over the years, and encountered only a handful of people who've actually seen it; to a person they've all regarded it as something special. If you've read the other comments here you have a feel for the plot already; all I can add is that I consider it to be one of the best of the made-for-TV breed; better, in fact, than many theatrical releases (I once knew someone who insisted he'd seen it in a movie theatre in Europe in the early 1970s, and was astonished to learn it had been made for the small screen). If you get a chance, see it. This is one of those lost treasures begging for some sort of video re-release.


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