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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

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G | See all certifications »
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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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Sound Mix:

IMAX 6-Track | DTS 70 mm

Color:

Color

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1.44 : 1
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The movie is based on a true story about the first air-mail service in South America to fly across the Andes. See more »

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[last lines]
Antoine de Saint-Exupery: But after all, this is a true story. It cannot be perfect.
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WHAT A FILM!!!
18 February 1999 | by jbdeanSee all my reviews

Originally I got this film because Tom Hulce was in it but after I finished watching it (and had finished drying my eyes from all the crying I had done) I sat back, heaved a huge sigh and thought ... "WHAT A FILM!"

I didn't see it in 3-D (but would love to) and it still took my breath away! The acting is superb and the photography excellent! And what struck me the hardest was "why aren't we told about these *heroes* in school?" These men, who risked their lives for opening the lines of communication, bridging huge gaps between friends, family, lovers, etc., were true heroes in every meaning of the word. And this one particular man, who would travel to the ends of the world and back again for the love of his wife, is what people are hoping to find enter their own lives. And to realize this is a TRUE STORY is just unbelievable!

But I think Tom Hulce has the best line in the film ... "Good night, you love birds." At a time when only single phone lines existed, he places two phone receivers opposite of each other so husband and wife can speak on the phone over thousands of miles. After the call is ended, he says this line. The deliverance of the words and the look on his face ... what a moment!

{{sigh}}


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