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Final Approach (1991)

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Col. Jason Halsey (USAF) has just had a terrible air disaster and can't remember a thing -- even his name. Now he must go head-to-head with the psychiatrist Dr. Gottlieb as his only chance ... See full summary »


Eric Steven Stahl





Complete credited cast:
James Sikking ... Col. Jason Halsey
Hector Elizondo ... Dr. Dio Gottlieb
Madolyn Smith Osborne ... Casey Halsey (as Madolyn Smith)
Kevin McCarthy ... Gen. Geller
Cameo Kneuer Cameo Kneuer ... Brooke Halsey
Wayne Duvall ... Doug Slessinger
Karen Person Karen Person ... Ms. Peters
David Bonaiuto David Bonaiuto ... Jason's Father
Duffy Rutledge Duffy Rutledge ... Jason's Mother
Colin Vogel Colin Vogel ... Country Doctor
Robert Jay Stahl Robert Jay Stahl ... Emergency Room Doctor
Hank Garrett ... RSO
Maarten Goslins Maarten Goslins ... Younger Jason
Ellen Hilton Ellen Hilton ... Woman in Waiting Room
James Flynn James Flynn ... Man in Waiting Room


Col. Jason Halsey (USAF) has just had a terrible air disaster and can't remember a thing -- even his name. Now he must go head-to-head with the psychiatrist Dr. Gottlieb as his only chance to recover his memory. Col. Halsey is a stealth fighter test pilot in the highly classified project Black Magic. Is Dr. Gottlieb a helping professional or is he a counter-intelligence agent sent to debrief Halsey? This movie draws considerable footage from the Lockheed Corp. documentary "Blackbird: The Movie" for its background material on the SR-71 spy plane. Written by Anonymous

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The first film to be originally recorded, mixed and mastered in pure digital sound, similar to a compact Disc with DDD sound. 'Fantasia (1940)' was also re-recorded in digital audio in 1982 and presented in digital sound in 1985 in two theatres in the US, but that was a dual system with the sound being on a special VHS tape and synchronized with the picture. See more »


Dr. Dio Gottlieb: You know, craziness is a relative concept.
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stunning, intelligent, a masterwork
23 May 2001 | by eugene_fraxbySee all my reviews

Anyone who calls this film "boring" or "a disappointment" is merely indicating their lack of intelligence and ability to work with a film. If you want the kind of movie where you leave your brain at home and stuff your face with popcorn then go rent any one of a million sh*t hollywood blockbusters, this film is poignant, touching and clever, with a brilliant script (perfectly executed by the two main characters) and a stunning soundtrack. Every frame is beautifully lit, framed and designed. My only complaint is that it doesn't seem to be slated for a DVD release, which would give the viewer the ultimate aural experience intended in the original release. If you want to know what it's about, i can only sum up with the words of Dr.Peterson....."...it's about life"


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Release Date:

6 December 1991 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Dirección final See more »

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Sound Mix:

CDS (digital 35 mm prints)| Dolby SR (analog 35 mm prints)



Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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