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Amelia Earhart - The Final Flight [1994] [VHS]

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  • Actors: Diane Keaton, Bruce Dern, Rutger Hauer
  • Directors: Yves Simoneau
  • Format: PAL, Colour, Full Screen
  • Language: English
  • Aspect Ratio: 4:3 - 1.33:1
  • Classification: PG
  • Studio: Delta
  • VHS Release Date: 1 Jan. 2000
  • Run Time: 91 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 2.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
  • ASIN: B00004CPBP
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 463,142 in DVD & Blu-ray (See Top 100 in DVD & Blu-ray)

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The true story of aviator Amelia Earhart, the first woman to fly across the Atlantic. Earhart (Diane Keaton) becomes 'Queen of the Air' following her 1928 Atlantic crossing, and is lionised in the press thanks to her promoter husband George P. Putnam (Bruce Dern). By the summer of 1937, Amelia is preparing for another crossing with her headstrong navigator (Rutger Hauer), unaware that it will be her last flight.

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Having watched this year's version of Amelia with Hilary Swank in the title role, I found this older version rather plodding despite it only covering the story of her final flight. I actually thought the film looked dated, as though it had been made earlier (some time in the mid to late '80s perhaps) than 1994. If you want a better background to Amelia's story, I recommend watching the more recent film instead.
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Amazon.com: 4.3 out of 5 stars 3 reviews
9 of 9 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Keaton, as usual, turns in a brilliant performance 18 Jan. 2001
By A Customer - Published on Amazon.com
I acclaim Diane Keaton highly for her expectional work in this movie. Had she not been picked to act Amelia Earhart, the movie would have been a dud. The movie was not a great hit, but it was well-directed. I learned so much about the real aviatrix through this movie. Rutger Hauer was very good as a alcoholic navigator who goes with Earhart on the final flight. Both of them steal the floor. But it is Keaton who makes this movie worth watching. The final scene left me in tears- it was very poignant. The sky, the sun, and the subtle dialogue was blended very well. This movie is suggested for those who are interested in learning more about Earhart or just want to enjoy more of Keaton's expectional talent.
9 of 10 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars I Wasn't Expecting Much - Nice Surprise 11 Oct. 2004
By Cheryl Meril - Published on Amazon.com
I must admit, I was very surprised that this movie came near to the quality T.V. film it was. Clearly, Keaton's Golden Globe nominated portrayal of Amelia Earhart made the difference here. The performance even struck me as spooky in how close this actress came to Amelia's mannerisms, speech patterns and appearance. I realized I was watching the work of a great actress.

I was also surprised this made for t.v. movie took on a controversial issue to suggest the U.S. government was helping Amelia on the flight primarily due to interests in obtaining information on the Japanese military bases on the islands in the Pacific. After much study from credible sources, there is actually some relevance it was partly a spy mission, because Amelia needed the government funding offered for the plane's repair after her first intial plane crash.

Sadly, I have come to the realization Amelia's plane was forced down by the Japanese military, prior to WWII and the bombing of Pearl Harbor, in order to obtain the Lockheed Electra's latest advanced technology to implement into their fleet. There is evidence this quantum leap in Japan's aircraft design did occur shortly after Amelia's plane disappeared that couldn't have happened other than by studying the engineering of the plane itself. ("Age of Heroes" Henri Keyzer-Andre)

After researching much about the life of Amelia, this film did the best job imaginable to portray her life during those flights accurately. The only thing it lacked was an accurate portrayal of just how famous Amelia was, having left out the big moments such as when thousands of happy admirers greeted her in 1932 in a huge welcome home parade in New York. After having viewed documentaries about Amelia Earhart, the N.Y. parade equaled, in its enormity and celebration, those parades that followed the end of world wars! For leaving this historical parade out, probably due to a low budget, I give this 4 stars.
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5.0 out of 5 stars who know 3 Aug. 2006
A Kid's Review - Published on Amazon.com
diane keaton has always been my favorite actress and in this movie she was just good. at first i thought the movie was going to be boring and it actually turned out to be a great movie.

the beginning of the movie wasn't all that good but the ending was just awesome.

since i have watched this movie i have been more interested in amelia earhart and charles linbergh.

great movie for all ages.
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