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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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Defying The Impossible. Living The Dream. See more »


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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

George Palmer Putnam and Amelia Earhart hear "Moonglow" on the radio in 1928. The song was recorded in 1934. See more »

Quotes

George Putnam: Come back to me.
Amelia Earhart: Always.
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Connections

Referenced in Movie Friends: Prashant Prabhakar (2013) See more »

Soundtracks

You Do Something to Me
(1929)
Written by Cole Porter
Arranged by Andy Farber (uncredited)
Performed by Angela McCluskey and Andy Farber & His Swing Mavens
Produced by Peter Nashel (uncredited)
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An interesting historic tale
23 October 2009 | by alienworldsSee all my reviews

Nice attempt to capture the feeling of the time of the flying legend Amelia Earhard, who was an important aviation pioneer in the late 20s and 30s, a time that relegated women to second class citizens in many respects. I thought it was a well done film but not a film for everybody-maybe a film for anyone who has ever had an interest in planes and the history of important people in that genre. Excellent shots of early planes and the roaring days of flying in the 20s and 30s. Sad ending, which could not be avoided considering the tragic way Amelia Earhard vanished on the way to a tiny island in the vastness of the Pacific ocean in 1937. I read somewhere that someone found a pair of flying boots washed up on a small atoll in that area of the Pacific back there somewhere timewise, that some folk think might have originated with the last flight of AE. There are thousands of small islands in the Pacific, but not much where AE was flying, according to what I have read about her. Well, all in all, a film for history buffs and aviation fans, not for everybody, but not bad at all if you like that type of thing.People were not the same back then and I think the film strives to capture the way people were, and perhaps now, they appears stuffy, but I think they were that way.


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