The Aviator

The Aviator

Christopher Reeve
Director: George Miller Cast: Christopher Reeve
Christopher Reeve
, Rosanna Arquette
Rosanna Arquette
, Jack Warden
Jack Warden
George Miller


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Based on a novel by Ernest Gann and set in 1928, this story starts out focusing on aviation and then flies in another direction at about three feet worth of altitude. Christopher Reeves is Edgar Anscombe, a pilot of a Stearman biplane running a mail route between the states of Washington and Nevada, when he is obliged to accept Tillie Hansen (Rosanna Arquette) as a passenger one day. Introverted at best, sullen and forbidding at worst, Edgar is struggling with his own trauma after surviving a crash that left him with an ugly scar across his face. Tillie personifies all the worse traits commonly attributed to the rich and spoiled -- and the two are set to joust from the beginning. After they take off, an accident occurs and although the dueling pair survive the crash, they are hard put to survive for long in the desolate mountains. Soon Edgar's friend Jerry (Scott Wilson) is out looking for him, and Tillie's obnoxious father is there at the base airport to put pressure on everyone to find her. Needless to say, Edgar and Tillie, in the meantime, are faced with dangers that make their previous problems seem minor.

Product Details

Release Date: 04/16/2002
UPC: 0883904130468
Original Release: 1985
Source: Mgm (Video & Dvd)
Sales rank: 10,549

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Christopher Reeve Edgar Anscombe
Rosanna Arquette Tillie Hansen
Jack Warden Moravia
Sam Wanamaker Bruno Hansen
Scott Wilson Jerry Stiller
Tyne Daly Evelyn Stiller
Marcia Strassman Rose Stiller
Will Hare Old Man
Glenn Neufeld George Hansen
Robert Peirce Student Pilot
Ron Travis Probosky
Jeff Harding Carson
Paul Lichtman Customer
Tim Stack First Officer
Larry B. Williams Second Officer
Frano Lasic Daniel Hansen
Dominic Frontiere Conductor

Technical Credits
George Miller Director
Thomas H. Brodek Producer
David Connell Cinematographer
John Edwards Cinematographer,Special Effects
Dominic Frontiere Score Composer
Duane Hartzell Editor
Keith Hein Set Decoration/Design
Dusko Jericevic Art Director
Mace Neufeld Producer
Marc Norman Screenwriter
John Oaten Cinematographer,Special Effects
William H. Orr Special Effects
Jeanne Richmond Makeup
Patricia Smith Costumes/Costume Designer
Brent Swift Production Designer
John Thomas Special Effects

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