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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.




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


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.


Adventure | Romance


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The movie was first shown at Sony's new IMAX 3D Theater in New York City on an eight-story high screen. See more »


Antoine de Saint-Exupery: Good night, you love birds.
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Superb Movie of Integrity, Endurance and Commitment
2 September 2013 | by gware1997See all my reviews

I attended this movie because of the title (Wings of Courage) and was forever captured by the recap of Henri Guillaumet's integrity and commitment to their goal and his family.

For me, the acting added to the credibility of the story. For a short story, it presented as much presence as a two hour movie and the Imax format envelopes you in the action.

How much of the story is actual, I do not know, but the principle of it continues to inspire me in troubled times. I often suggested this for viewing to classes of young people and adults needing an understanding of the real costs of success.

Incredible scenery and every time I see an ant, I remember the endurance of that man and others like him who purchased our progress and freedoms by perseverance.

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Release Date:

18 September 1996 (France) See more »

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Wings of Courage See more »

Filming Locations:

Canada See more »


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Iwerks Entertainment See more »
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Sound Mix:

IMAX 6-Track | DTS 70 mm | SDDS



Aspect Ratio:

1.44 : 1
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