In 1839, the revolt of Mende captives aboard a Spanish owned ship causes a major controversy in the United States when the ship is captured off the coast of Long Island. The courts must decide whether the Mende are slaves or legally free.
As the American Civil War continues to rage, America's president struggles with continuing carnage on the battlefield as he fights with many inside his own cabinet on the decision to emancipate the slaves.
Pete Sandich and buddy Al Yackey are daredevil aerial forest-fire fighters. Pete finds True Love with Dorinda but won't give up the job. When he takes one risk too many, Dorinda faces deep grief and cannot easily put her life back together.Written by
When Pete is first strolling through the charred woods, the song that he is whistling is the theme song from Leave It to Beaver (1957). See more »
When Pete is called in to report to the fire while at Durinda's house, it's still dark out. He "rushes" to the airbase, but when he arrives it's midday (judging by the sun and shadows). See more »
[after taking a distress call from the smoke jumpers]
Get on the radio to the Helibase. Have the choppers warmed up and standing by.
[heading for the radio set]
Libby Operations Shack to Helibase, come in.
Ted, those choppers are forty miles away. They fly at a hundred miles an hour.
Libby Operations Shack to Helibase. Come in.
We're twelve miles away. We fly at 220 miles an hour.
Air Traffic Controller:
Libby Operations, this is Helibase. We read you. Over.
Air Attack 63-Echo, this is the operations shack. We will be ...
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Instead of saying the song "Crazy Love" was "written and performed by Van Morrison," it mistakenly says "written and directed by Van Morrison." See more »
My husband asked me to marry him after we saw this movie. He was a helicopter pilot and we had met at an air show. We both loved vintage aircraft so this seemed to be just the movie to see. We both laughed and cried so hard during the movie. Little was I to know that 13 years later I would lose my husband while he was flying. It took me some years to watch this movie again and I too cried through the whole thing. It is so personal to me. There are times when I feel, like Holly did, that I can hear my husband talking to me and guiding me. There is a lot to be learned from this picture about life and love. I highly recommend this picture.
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