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The Pilot (1980)

Mike Hagan is a pilot in passenger service and candidate for the honor "Best Pilot of the Year". Nobody knows that he's got private sorrows - he's an alcoholic. A stewardess notices his regular visits of the toilet and reports it.

Director:

Cliff Robertson

Writers:

Robert P. Davis (novel), Robert P. Davis (screenplay)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Cliff Robertson ... Mike Hagan
Diane Baker ... Pat Simpson
Frank Converse ... Jim Cochran
Milo O'Shea ... Doctor O'Brian
Dana Andrews ... Randolph Evers
Gordon MacRae ... Joe Barnes
Edward Binns ... Larry Zanoff
Jennifer Houlton Jennifer Houlton ... Cricket
Kitty Sullivan Kitty Sullivan ... Nancy
Leigh Cort Leigh Cort ... Jean Hagan
Bob Willis Bob Willis ... Ken Howland
Hope Pomerance Hope Pomerance ... Sandy Campbell
Ted Janus Ted Janus ... 1st Mechanic
Paul Stewart Paul Stewart ... 2nd Mechanic
Bob Kozloski Bob Kozloski ... 1st Engineer
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Storyline

Our Pilot, Mike Hagan is a great pilot, careful, thoughtful and uses his knowledge of flying to see trouble and avoid it. But his biggest trouble is he is an alcoholic. Unlike the movie "Flight", Mike realizes his problem and is determined to "save himself". But you can't hide for ever and he seeks help from a fellow pilot. The other pilot's program works, but once an alcoholic, always one except he doesn't drink. Everything comes to a head, (no pun intended) for Mike as he now must face the reality of his job, The Pilot! Written by Bob Howard

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Your life is in his hands...and you don't know a damn thing about him! See more »

Genres:

Action | Drama

Certificate:

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

July 1981 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Danger in the Skies See more »

Filming Locations:

Palm Beach, Florida, USA

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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

Started shooting in Palm Beach, Florida in November 1978 according to articles in Boxoffice magazine. Articles said screenwriter Robert P. Davis was directing and that Robertson had co-written the script. "C. Gregory Earls of Cecil Prunier Productions is producing", said the Nov 20 1978 issue of Boxoffice. Apparently Robertson took over the directing chores. See more »

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31 December 2006 | by fpatkelly-1See all my reviews

Super movie. Aviation and alcoholism; rich movie topics done well. Haven't seen in 20 years. But I remember very well. It seems the CAT-III approach to SanFran was close to accurate for 1978. That's probably due to Cliff Robertson's knowledge of all things with wings. He also ended up directing the second half of the movie. Who with flying in their blood could resist the shots of the old DC-8 in flight?

The pilot's resistance to recovery is also on the bullseye. As well as his high level of functioning while under the influence.


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