Call to Glory (1984–1985)
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Call to Glory 

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Cast

Episode credited cast:
Craig T. Nelson ... Colonel Raynor Sarnac
Cindy Pickett ... Vanessa Sarnac
Elisabeth Shue ... Jackie Sarnac
David Hollander ... Wesley Sarnac
Gabriel Damon ... R.H. Sarnac
Tom O'Brien ... Patrick Thomas
David Lain Baker ... Airman Tom Bonelli
Keenan Wynn ... Carl Sarnac
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Fidel Castro ... Himself (archive footage)
Sam Dalton
Anthony Edwards ... Billy
Woody Eney Woody Eney ... Josh Curtis
Holgie Forrester ... Wife
Joseph Hacker ... Jerry Thomas
Anthony S. Johnson ... Military Radar Specialist
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Genres:

Drama

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

13 August 1984 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

A dicsőség szárnyai See more »

Company Credits

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Paramount Television See more »
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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Trivia

When Craig T. Nelson was filming Call to Glory, he received rides in several Air Force fighter planes for familiarization purposes, and to help him get more into character during flying sequences. On one particular flight in an F-16B Fighting Falcon, the aircraft suffered electrical failure shortly after takeoff. Nelson and his pilot nearly had to eject from the aircraft, but fortunately, the pilot was able to safely land the jet. See more »

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Civilian vehicles needed decals on the windshield to gain access to the base. The decals were very prominent. No decals are seen on the cars in this movie. See more »

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Excellent story depicting the Air Force from a family perspective.
12 April 2006 | by dgill000See all my reviews

One of the very best movies ever made about family life in the U.S. Air Force, as seen through the eyes of mom and her children. While the flying scenes are excellent and the tightly drawn plot is riveting, it is the family scenes that steal your heart. The movie is well cast, with actors who make the characters come alive without overshadowing them with their star presence. Of course, it is also interesting that the plot is based on real events that actually happened during the Cuban missile crisis. While the Air Force obviously allowed the producers to compress time for dramatic affect, major plot developments are based on well researched and documented events that actually happened. The Air Force deserves considerable credit for supporting this movie and subsequent television series. It's too bad ABC-TV did not settle on a specific day of the week and give this show time to develop a following. It deserved better than the limited run it was given.


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