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Always (1989)

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The spirit of a recently deceased expert pilot mentors a newer pilot while watching him fall in love with the girlfriend that he left behind.

Director:

Steven Spielberg

Writers:

Jerry Belson (screenplay), Dalton Trumbo (screenplay "A Guy Named Joe") | 3 more credits »
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Richard Dreyfuss ... Pete Sandich
Holly Hunter ... Dorinda Durston
Brad Johnson ... Ted Baker
John Goodman ... Al Yackey
Audrey Hepburn ... Hap
Roberts Blossom ... Dave
Keith David ... Powerhouse
Ed Van Nuys Ed Van Nuys ... Nails
Marg Helgenberger ... Rachel
Dale Dye ... Don
Brian Haley ... Alex
James Lashly ... Charlie
Michael Steve Jones Michael Steve Jones ... Grey
Kim Robillard ... Air Traffic Controller
Jim Sparkman Jim Sparkman ... Dispatcher
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Storyline

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 Reid Gagle

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They couldn't hear him. They couldn't see him. But he was there when they needed him... Even after he was gone.

Genres:

Drama | Fantasy | Romance

Certificate:

PG | See all certifications »

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Trivia

When the movie was released on VHS cassette, Spielberg insisted that it be in letterbox/widescreen format to preserve the visual integrity of the film. At the time, it was traditional to release movies on VHS in "pan and scan". See more »

Goofs

When Dorinda rides her bike onto the airstrip to tell Pete that she loves him before he takes off, she jumps off her bicycle in front of the port engine and it isn't running. She climbs up on the plane to the cockpit scene but when she climbs down to her bicycle the engine is running and Pete is still on his feet in the cockpit so he couldn't have started the engine that fast. It was the reason she couldn't hear him saying "I love you". See more »

Quotes

[Ted is hearing Pete's words in his head as his own thoughts]
Bartender: What'll it be?
Pete Sandich: Extra dry vodka martini. Don't forget the olive.
Ted Baker: Root beer. Don't forget the olive.
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Crazy Credits

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 »


Soundtracks

NICK OF TIME
Written and Performed by Bonnie Raitt
Courtesy of Capitol Records, Inc.
By Arrangement with CEMA Special Markets
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Marg Helgenberger
23 April 2018 | by francozeffSee all my reviews

After seeing a movie with Marg Helgenberger made in the 90's "Death Dreams" with Christopher Reeve, I felt the need to look for other Marg Helgenberger performances besides her famous turn in CSI - To my surprise, not many, except "Death Dreams" where she gives a performance that goes straight to something truly personal. She is amazing, amazing! That's how I got to Always. The only Spielberg film I hadn't seen. The film is a sort of remake of "A Guy Named Joe" charming with a lovely central performance by Holly Hunter but where is Marg? She's way back in the background. Beautiful and real but way too far away in the background. The most memorable memorable moment, at least for a film buff - is the last film appearance by Audrey Hepburn, as an angel.


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

22 December 1989 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Always See more »

Filming Locations:

Libby, Montana, USA See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$31,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$3,713,480, 25 December 1989

Gross USA:

$43,858,790

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$74,134,790
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Sound Mix:

70 mm 6-Track (70 mm prints)| Dolby Stereo (35 mm prints)

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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