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The Pilot's Wife (2002)

PG-13 | | Drama | TV Movie 14 April 2002
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Kathryn is distraught at the news of her husband's death delivered by a stranger from the airline for whom he was a pilot. She starts however to uncover information which leads to her ... See full summary »


Robert Markowitz


Anita Shreve (novel), Anita Shreve (teleplay) | 1 more credit »



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Cast overview, first billed only:
Christine Lahti ... Kathryn Lyons
Campbell Scott ... Robert Hart
Alison Pill ... Mattie Lyons
Kirsty Mitchell ... Muire Boland
John Heard ... Jack Lyons
Nigel Bennett ... Dick Somers
Sophie Hough Sophie Hough ... Dierdre (as Sophie Hough-Martin)
Rick Burchill Rick Burchill ... Tierney
David Christoffel David Christoffel ... Sullivan (as David Cristoffel)
Christopher Shore ... Martin (as Chris Shore)
Richard Donat ... Father Paul
Bruce McAllister Bruce McAllister ... News Anchor
Joseph Rutten Joseph Rutten ... Old Fisherman
Mike Clattenburg Mike Clattenburg ... Television Reporter
Gary Levert Gary Levert ... Pilot


Kathryn is distraught at the news of her husband's death delivered by a stranger from the airline for whom he was a pilot. She starts however to uncover information which leads to her arrival in London for further investigation...and further devastation. Written by arwenstraw

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What would you do if you learned your husband had a secret life?



Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for thematic elements and some sensuality | See all certifications »



Canada | USA



Release Date:

14 April 2002 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Pilotens hustru See more »

Filming Locations:

Nova Scotia, Canada

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1.33 : 1
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Did You Know?


On the jetty, the union representative offers Kathryn some donut holes from a box that is clearly labeled "Timbits" (meaning they came from the Canadian chain Tim Hortons). Although there are a few Tim Hortons locations in the USA, none is in Boston where the scene is supposedly set. See more »


Edited from Airport 1975 (1974) See more »

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Tragic event brings out past secrets
29 February 2004 | by sol1218See all my reviews

One dark misty morning Kathryn Lyons, Christine Lahti, sadly walks down the steps of her upstairs bedroom to answer the door. Fearing the worst the man knocking Robert Heart, Campball Scott, is a member of the pilot union that her husband Jack, John Heard, belongs to. The news from Robert is bad. The plane that Jack was flying from London to Boston crashed into the sea some ten miles west off the Irish coast with all 104 passengers and crew missing and presumed dead.

Kathryn now has to tell her fifteen year-old daughter Mattie, Alison Pill, the news which puts the young girl in such a state of shock that she needed medication to get her nerves and herself back together. As tragic as the accident was that killed Kathryn and Mattie's husband and father as well as the 103 others on the plane the news that started coming out about the accident from those involved in investigating it made it far more tragic. It was no accident and even at a more personal level Kathryn begins to find out that she didn't lose her husband Jack over the Atlantic Ocean that cold and misty morning she lost him some six years earlier. It was only because of what just had happened that the truth was able to finally come out.

Hunting film with fine performances by all involved about how life can prove to be unbearable when you not only lose a loved one but when that loved ones love was not entirely directed at you.

The leading actors in the movie Christine Lahti, the pilot's wife, Alison Pill, the pilot's daughter, John Heard, the pilot, Robert Heart,, the pilot's union representative,and Kristy Mitchell, the pilot's dark secret. The movie made what looked like an afternoon soap opera into a highly absorbing and watchable feather film.

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