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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.

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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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On a wing and a prayer... they built a legend. See more »

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25 June 1980 (USA)  »

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A Última Viagem da Arca de Noé  »

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$11,000,000
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The make and model of the the then forty-year old World War II airplane was a B-29 bomber. See more »

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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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Half of Me
Lyrics by Hal David
Music by Maurice Jarre
Performed by Alexandra Brown
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For fans of Gould, Gardenia, and Ryan hear this ....
15 June 2016 | by See all my reviews

While Vincent Gardenia and J.P. Ryan only appear in the film's beginning, they are pretty much in character. Gardenia wise cracking and Ryan playing a really small part as a "heavy" after Elliott Gould for money owed to his bookie. The story is rather "formula driven". Plane carrying animals goes down on an island. Japanese Soldiers appear, eventually making friends with Gould and Genieve Bujold. Two kids who were stowaways are the only reason this is a family film. I found them to be more annoying than anything, but obviously they were not going to go away. Once the plane is turned into a raft, we get the expected crisis of the minute, including a shark attack, and a storm. All ends well, and the movie is far from memorable, especially for adults. - MERK


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