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Amelia (2009)

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A look at the life of legendary American pilot Amelia Earhart, who disappeared while flying over the Pacific Ocean in 1937 in an attempt to make a flight around the world.

Director:

Mira Nair

Writers:

Ronald Bass (as Ron Bass), Anna Hamilton Phelan | 2 more credits »
3 wins & 4 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Hilary Swank ... Amelia Earhart
Richard Gere ... George Putnam
Ewan McGregor ... Gene Vidal
Christopher Eccleston ... Fred Noonan
Joe Anderson ... Bill Stultz
Cherry Jones ... Eleanor Roosevelt
Mia Wasikowska ... Elinor Smith
Aaron Abrams ... Slim Gordon
Dylan Roberts ... Leo Bellarts
Scott Yaphe Scott Yaphe ... William Dalten
Tom Fairfoot ... Balfour
Ryann Shane ... Young Amelia
William Cuddy William Cuddy ... Gore Vidal
Elizabeth Shepherd ... Frances Putnam
Richard Donat ... Gallagher
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Storyline

Amelia Earhart, a Kansas girl, discovers the thrill of aviation at age 23, and within 12 years has progressed to winning the Distinguished Flying Cross for being the first woman to pilot a plane solo across the Atlantic Ocean. At age 39, she sets out on an attempt to circumnavigate the globe, an adventure that catapults her into aviation myth. Written by Jim Beaver <jumblejim@prodigy.net>

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Taglines:

Visionary. Lover. Dreamer. Fighter. Legend. Icon. See more »


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG for some sensuality, language, thematic elements and smoking | See all certifications »

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Country:

USA | Canada

Language:

English

Release Date:

23 October 2009 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Амелия See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$40,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$3,904,047, 25 October 2009, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$14,241,034, 10 January 2010
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

A Lockheed 12 Electra Junior was used to represent the modified 10E Electra that Ms. Earhart flew in her final flight. The 12 is smaller than the 10. See more »

Goofs

After Amelia leaves on her final flight, there is a flying montage. The next scene is a POV shot from Amelia's 16mm camera which zooms in. The next shot shows her camera with 3 fixed lens on a rotating disc that was common for the era which also did not have zoom lens. See more »

Quotes

Fred Noonan: Might be easier to shoot me.
Amelia Earhart: Just lightening the load.
Fred Noonan: You got room for 180 pounds of asshole?
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Connections

Featured in The Jay Leno Show: Episode #1.29 (2009) See more »

Soundtracks

Piano Cocktail
Written and Performed by Adam Saunders and Mark Cousins
Courtesy of 5 Alarm Music
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Homage
13 September 2011 | by VincentiuSee all my reviews

A delicate strong story.But not a biography. Only homage for a belief, vision and adventure. So, it is difficult to define a film without great ambitions but with good taste.The bricks are not the truth or realistic portrait. Feelings, pieces from gestures and sage wise are gift for the public. And a sun - shine Hilary Swank. A Richard Gere , same lost hero of old years. The fever of fly, the small details and interior fight, the end as mist and flavor of a dream in the skin of reality. It is not a chronicle, testimony or documentary. It is not a masterpiece but may be a beautiful pendant.Must see! For a travel in the teenage corners.


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