Year of Release: 1996
Director: Aaron Kim Johnston
Approx. Running Time: 120 minutes
My Rating: 2 stars (Out of 5)
From Back Cover:
"Classic high-flying romance comes alive...poignant..."
-Stephen Holden, THE NEW YORK TIMES
Western Canada, 1942. A handsome Australian named Lachlan (Russell Crowe of The Quick and the Dead) and other pilots in-training from around the world have the earth below them and a dark cloud over their heads: the life expectancy of a World War II bomber pilot is six weeks. Now more than ever these brave young men reach out to seize the day. And with each day, loves can form, hearts can break, memories can be forged that will last generations.
This "gorgeous-looking,romantic drama" (The Hollywood Reporter) explores the tender wartime romance between Lachlan and a lonely Manitoba farm girl (Christianne Hirt). It glows with the heart-tugging passion of a love that's inevitable yet doomed, and like the pilots and lives it celebrates, it soars.
A prime example of Russell Crowe's early roles: good performance in an otherwise not-so-good movie.
Rated PG-13 (MPAA)
1996 (Year Of Release)