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Wings of Courage (1995)

While flying mail across the Andean mountains, Henri Guillaumet's plane has to crash-land, he must trek back to civilizatin on foot.
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Craig Sheffer ... Henri
Tom Hulce ... Saint-Exupery
Elizabeth McGovern ... Noëlle
Val Kilmer ... Jean Mermoz
Ken Pogue ... Deley
Ron Sauvé ... Lefebvre (as Ron Sauve)
Freddy Andreiuci ... Young Pilot
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Storyline

In 1920's South America a small group of French pilots struggle to prove they can offer a reliable airmail service over the Andes. When one of the young pilots crashes on such a flight he has to try and get back to civilization on foot. Back home, his wife and colleagues start to fear the worst. Written by Jeremy Perkins {J-26}

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From Academy Award Winner Jean-Jacques Annaud comes the first dramatic motion picture filmed in IMAX 3D.

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Adventure | Romance

Certificate:

G | See all certifications »
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Details

Country:

France | USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

18 September 1996 (France) See more »

Also Known As:

A bátorság szárnyai See more »

Filming Locations:

Canada See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$100,442, 23 April 1995, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$15,054,389, 20 February 2003
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Iwerks Entertainment See more »
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Runtime:

Sound Mix:

IMAX 6-Track | DTS 70 mm

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.44 : 1
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Trivia

The movie is based on a true story about the first air-mail service in South America to fly across the Andes. See more »

Quotes

[last lines]
Antoine de Saint-Exupery: But after all, this is a true story. It cannot be perfect.
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A wonderful 'true-life' adventure story!
16 April 2003 | by moonbus69See all my reviews

I was very anxious to see this film, having read all of Antoine de Saint-Exupery's books on his flying adventures. I also love the Imax format. Unfortunate (for me), I missed its run at Imax, but finally rented a copy. Have to say that even on the home TV screen (and without the Imax 3-D viewing equipment), that this film was a memorable and moving cinematic gem. The scenery in the mountains is just sublime - very beautiful! Craig Sheffer, as the main character (French airmail pilot Henri Guillamet), was superb. He portrayed the truest hero there is - the quiet one whose unselfish actions are never witnessed by another soul, while the public applauds men of lesser virtue (such as the pilot played by Val Kilmer). And it was nice to see Tom Hulce portray one of my own personal heroes - 'Saint-Ex'!

This is one of the better films of true survival against near-impossible odds. The participants of those 'Survivor' shows should give this movie a viewing or two... really!


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