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The Last Flight of Noah's Ark (1980)

When a plane carrying various animals makes a forced landing on a desert island, the only chance to escape is to convert the plane into a boat.

Director:

Charles Jarrott

Writers:

Ernest K. Gann (story), Steven W. Carabatsos (screenplay) | 2 more credits »
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Elliott Gould ... Noah Dugan
Geneviève Bujold ... Bernadette Lafleur (as Genevieve Bujold)
Ricky Schroder ... Bobby
Vincent Gardenia ... Stoney
Tammy Lauren ... Julie
John Fujioka ... Cleveland
Yuki Shimoda ... Hiro
John P. Ryan ... Coslough
Dana Elcar ... Benchley
Ruth Manning Ruth Manning ... Charlotte Braithwaite
Arthur Adams Arthur Adams ... Leipzig Manager
Austin Willis Austin Willis ... Slabotsky
Peter Renaday Peter Renaday ... Irate Pilot (as Pete Renaday)
Bob Whiting Bob Whiting ... Chaplain
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Storyline

When Noah Dugan agrees to fly missionary Bernadette Lafleur and her cargo of animals to a remote island, its only because he is on the run from a couple of bookies. What neither of them know is that two of Miss Lafleur's young students have stowed away with the animals & Miss Lafleur's transistor radio has interfered with the plane's instruments and they're all now miles off course. After a forced landing on a remote island, Dugan, Bernadette, Bobby and Julie discover that they are not alone. Together with two Japanese soldiers who have been stranded on the island since WWII, they must turn the plane into a seaworthy boat if they are ever to make it home. When Bobby and Julie insist that they cannot leave the animals behind, the converted plane truly becomes a second Noah's Ark Written by April M. Cheek <Aravis2713@aol.com>

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Taglines:

Lost. 2,000 miles at sea in a 40 year old bomber. See more »

Genres:

Adventure | Family

Certificate:

G | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

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Details

Official Sites:

Disney's Official Site

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

25 June 1980 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

A Última Viagem da Arca de Noé See more »

Filming Locations:

Kaua'i, Hawaii, USA See more »

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Box Office

Gross USA:

$11,000,000
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Company Credits

Production Co:

Walt Disney Productions See more »
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Stereo (RCA Photophone Sound Recording)

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

This was the second and final collaboration of director Charles Jarrott and actress Geneviève Bujold. The first was Anne of the Thousand Days (1969). See more »

Quotes

Bernadette Lafleur: I was reading the Bible and I got an idea about sending a message.
Noah Dugan: Oh, is there a chapter on radio repair?
Bernadette Lafleur: Genesis 8:8. And Noah sent forth a dove from him to see if the waters were abated off the face of the ground.
Noah Dugan: Only one thing, Bernie. We don't have a dove.
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Soundtracks

Half of Me
Lyrics by Hal David
Music by Maurice Jarre
Performed by Alexandra Brown
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Pretty good, with exceptions.
10 May 2001 | by behemuthmSee all my reviews

First off, I'd like to say that I haven't seen this movie since I was a kid. I just finished watching for the first time in 16 years, with mixed opinions. First, the story is good. The dialogue is decent (swearing in a Disney kids movie? Right on!). The cinematography is ok. The directing is pretty good. The acting is okay. The music is HORRIBLE. I've noticed, not only with this picture, but almost every Disney movie from the late 60s on into the mid 80s, if you turn the music off, it's actually more enjoyable to watch. Being a music theory major in college, I have come to really appreciate good scoring for movies. There are several scenes where the music is entirely inappropriate (such as after the crash, when they're rounding up all the equipment and animals and the music is straight from Yee Haw). Still, after all these years, it was good to watch it again. So if you can cringe your way through the sappy music, you're good to go with this edgy Disney movie.


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