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The Great Wallendas (1978)

Made-for-TV movie, tells the true story of the Great Wallendas, a family of circus acrobats famous for their seven-person high wire pyramid act, that one night ended in tragedy.

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Larry Elikann

Writer:

Jan Hartman
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Cast

Credited cast:
Casey Biggs ... Gene Hallow
Lloyd Bridges ... Karl Wallenda
Lucinda Bridges Lucinda Bridges ... Nurse
Craig Clarke ... Circus Crowd
Britt Ekland ... Jenny Wallenda
Taina Elg ... Helen Wallenda
Ben Fuhrman Ben Fuhrman ... Gunther Wallenda
Travis Hudson Travis Hudson ... Lotte Schmidt
Michael McGuire ... Arnold Fielding
Bruce Ornstein Bruce Ornstein ... Mario Wallenda
Stephen Parr Stephen Parr ... Dick Faughnan
Cathy Rigby ... Jana Schmidt
William Sadler ... Dieter Schmidt
Isa Thomas Isa Thomas ... Edith Wallenda
John Van Dreelen ... Herman Wallenda
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Made-for-TV movie, tells the true story of the Great Wallendas, a family of circus acrobats famous for their seven-person high wire pyramid act, that one night ended in tragedy.

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

12 February 1978 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Die großen Wallendas See more »

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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Congratulations from Brazil !!!
26 February 2006 | by rcsombiniSee all my reviews

Hi, everybody ! It was incredible find this special site about movies, because I used to watch The Great Wallendas with Lloyd Bridges as Karl and the marvelous other actors and actresses on TV here in Brazil every time they presented it. This was some 25 years ago when I was just a child! I remember very well that I used do involve myself so deep inside the film, crying when sad moments occurred for them. I loved them all. The whole family! My sincere congratulations for both special work: to the movie, which brought us the possibility to know this fabulous story and to the real Wallendas work which is going on so far! They are really great! Regina Celia Sombini Salto-SP-BRAZIL


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