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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 ... 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 ... 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

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis


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 »

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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Have these people ever been to England or Ireland?
30 May 2007 | by jaymail-2See all my reviews

A clever plot with heart rending twists but I could could not watch beyond the appalling portrayal of my beloved London. I came home today and found my wife watching it and I just knew it was that movie I saw a couple of years ago that had the very worst "American London". Being Anglo-Irish, I was almost as saddened by the "American Ireland".

Perhaps it is because I am offended by so many dreadful Hollywood mistakes in movies set outside the USA but this was just the last straw: the characters are all so obviously from the end of the twentieth century so why are the cars in London from the fifties? This is the one with, as someone mentioned earlier, only one taxi in The Smoke (I remember the middle of the last century when we called it that) and I am sure this is the movie with one London copper who walks through two scenes three times (and his uniform is decades out of date). The pub is from a time in my childhood and the whole effect made me laugh and scream in turns.

I could not seriously take in the second half of the film because all realism was lost. I am sure it was an excellent novel, shame about the movie production: the author should sue the director.

I heard recently that the most numerous "foreigners" in London (after the Irish) are Americans, next time someone wants to include England in a movie: call one of your friends and ask them to send some photos.

ps - Don't even start me on the accents!!!!!

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Release Date:

14 April 2002 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Pilotens hustru See more »

Filming Locations:

Nova Scotia, Canada

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