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Not Rated | | Drama, Thriller | 21 April 2005 (Argentina)
The film tells the story prior to the accident LAPA Boeing 737 on 31 August 1999 after hitting an embankment in central Buenos Aires, killing 67 people. Directed and performed by a former ... See full summary »


Enrique Piñeyro
6 wins & 7 nominations. See more awards »


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Cast overview, first billed only:
Enrique Piñeyro Enrique Piñeyro ... T
Mercedes Morán ... Marcela
Alejandro Awada ... Gonzalo
Adolfo Yanelli ... Fiscal
Carlos Portaluppi ... Gordo
Martin Slipak Martin Slipak ... Little T
Sergio Boris Sergio Boris ... Adrián
Martín Adjemián ... De Angelis
Miguel Dedovich Miguel Dedovich ... Comodoro Trapattoni
Humberto Serrano Humberto Serrano ... New Manager
Marcos Woinsky Marcos Woinsky ... Comandante
Luis Mancini Luis Mancini ... Luigi
Silvina Bosco Silvina Bosco ... Psychiatrist
Gabo Correa Gabo Correa ... Marcela's Husband
Gabriel Molinelli Gabriel Molinelli ... President of the Table


The film tells the story prior to the accident LAPA Boeing 737 on 31 August 1999 after hitting an embankment in central Buenos Aires, killing 67 people. Directed and performed by a former pilot of the same company, this film reveals a complex web of complicity between the Air Force and the company to circumvent security controls in order to obtain greater economic benefit in operations.

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Drama | Thriller


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Release Date:

21 April 2005 (Argentina) See more »

Also Known As:

Виски Ромео Зулу See more »

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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital



Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?


Director Enrique Piñeyro, is a real pilot, who used to work in LAPA before leaving the company. The movie shows his struggle to make the company to see what was about to occur if the safety policies weren't revised. He said several times in the movie, and in real life, that a fatal accident was about to happen. His prediction became real in 1999. See more »


Towards the end of the film, the mishap aircraft is starting its takeoff roll, you can hear the engines spooling up, ie increasing power. The scene then cuts away to the investigator listening to the black box recordings, then back to the aircraft already rolling. In the second sequence with the aircraft, you can again hear the engines spooling up. They should have already been at takeoff power. See more »


Referenced in Seven Minutes (2009) See more »

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Airline Captain comment
10 May 2005 | by abastin1See all my reviews

I've seen WRZ by Enrique Pineyro (whom I know from the Airline Pilots Assn. and I can say, being a retired airline Captain that what he depicts is real.My own experience shows the same acts of persecution and the same means of doing so but on another airline.In my case I was writing against my comrades who contributed with taking the airline to bankrupt when privatized.Saving the long distances between Enrique's reports which ended in the accident, many of the circumstances I lived personally till I retired.

I think it is a very good and realistic film.


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