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Amelia Earhart: the Final Flight

  • Action
  • Drama
  • 1994
  • Yves Simoneau
  • 90 mins
  • PG

Summary

Biographical drama starring Diane Keaton. On 2 July 1937, radio contact was lost between Amelia Earhart and her ground control somewhere over the Pacific Ocean. Neither the celebrated pioneering pilot nor her navigator, Fred Noonan, were ever seen again.

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Review

A star rating of 2 out of 5.

This curious TV movie was conceived for the small screen but is ambitious in scope and has a high-class cast that cries out for the big-screen treatment. Diane Keaton was extremely keen to play American pioneer aviator Amelia Earhart, aiming to convey a detailed portrait of a complex woman, but the finished product is less than scintillating. There is something a shade flat about Keaton's portrayal, as if she barely understood Earhart, whom she had spent the previous six months studying. Rutger Hauer strides around the place looking mean, moody and magnificent, but contributing little of solid value. Passable, but it could have been so much more.

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Credits

Cast

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Amelia EarhartDiane Keaton
George PutnamBruce Dern
Fred NoonanRutger Hauer
Paul MantzPaul Guilfoyle (2)
Joseph LaughlinDenis Arndt
Harry ManningDavid Carpenter
Mrs AtkinsonDiana Bellamy

Crew

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DirectorYves Simoneau

Details

Languages
English
Available on
video
Formats
Colour
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