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The Aviator (1985)

A 1920s mail pilot and a rich man's daughter crash-land on a mountain full of hungry wolves.

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
... Edgar Anscombe
... Tillie Hansen
... Moravia
... Bruno Hansen
... Jerry Stiller
... Evelyn Stiller
... Rose Stiller
... Old Man
... Student Pilot
Glenn Neufeld ... George Hansen
Frano Lasic ... Daniel Hansen
Ron Travis ... Probosky
... Carson
Paul Reid Roman ... Counterman
Paul Lichtman ... Customer
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A 1920s mail pilot and a rich man's daughter crash-land on a mountain full of hungry wolves.

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Adventure | Drama

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15 March 1985 (USA)  »

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$1,304,192
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The picture was the second romantic period film that Christopher Reeve made in five years. The first had been Somewhere in Time (1980). Reeve once said: "I felt it would be interesting to play an old-fashioned story like The Aviator (1985) without being too sentimental . . . The film works on several levels, certainly as a survival picture with beautiful scenery and exciting action, but also on human terms as a man is cut off from his feelings and soul". See more »

Goofs

The Boeing Stearman plane used in the film had his maiden flight in 1936. It can't have flown in the early 1920s. See more »

Quotes

Moravia: [on the phone] I think that someday the world will be entirely populated with bureaucrats such as yourself because the real people will do away with themselves out of frustration!
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Was An Interesting Change
11 May 2006 | by See all my reviews

Watching Christopher Reeve play totally against type. After years of playing a mild mannered, hero type, He decides to play the anti-hero. The Reeves and Arquette are an unlikely pairing. At first, her character appears to have no redeeming qualities whatsoever. Reeves does a good job playing the irritated grownup with a spoiled brat.

This looks like a good TV movie, made for the small screen. However, the movie has some heart felt moments. And, it is worth watching, if for no other reason, to watch Reeve not play Superman. This is one of Reeve's best "non Superman" performances; if only it could have been in a better picture. But, This movie does have some pretty good moments.


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