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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 »
3 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

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

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

Taglines:

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 »

Parents Guide:

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Trivia

Some 500 people from nearby Libby, Montana were recruited for the film as extras to act as wildland firefighters. See more »

Goofs

At the climax of the film, a group of endangered smokejumpers is supposedly making their way to a river and safety. However, they are clearly moving uphill. You move uphill to get to a ridge (a fairly safe place to be in a wildfire); you move downhill to get to a river. See more »

Quotes

[after Pete's plane explodes, he finds himself getting a haircut in the woods]
Pete Sandich: Hap, I don't want you to think that I'm doubting your good faith, I just want to get one thing clear, okay?
Hap: Okay.
Pete Sandich: Am I dead?
Hap: That's right.
Pete Sandich: I'm dead?
Hap: Right.
Pete Sandich: Keep the sideburns. Boy, what a jerk I turned out to be. Dead! And now I'm sitting in the woods, getting my hair cut.
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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 »

Connections

References Star Trek: The Original Series (1966) See more »

Soundtracks

SMOKE GETS IN YOUR EYES
Written by Jerome Kern
Lyrics by Otto A. Harbach
Performed and Produced by JD Souther
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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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Technical Specs

Runtime:

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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