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Title:
The Great Waldo Pepper
Synopsis:
Robert Redford plays Waldo Pepper, a former World War I pilot who exaggerates his accomplishments in order to impress the rabble. After a brief rivalry with air-show entrepreneur Axel Olsson (Bo Svenson), Pepper teams with Axel to barnstorm all over the Midwest; later, after a series of unexpected (and calamitous) events, Pepper gets a job as a movie stunt pilot. On the set, he meets the film’s technical advisor: former German ace Ernst Kessler (Bo Brundin), a man whom Pepper has been claiming falsely to have fought during the war, thereby advancing his own reputation. He is as disillusioned with civilian life as Pepper is, and ignoring the entreaties of the film’s director, stages a genuine dogfight (sans live ammo) with his old ”opponent.” The Great Waldo Pepper represented the third filmic collaboration between star Robert Redford and director George Roy Hill.

The last in a string of period films directed by George Roy Hill, The Great Waldo Pepper is a high-flying adventure-drama set in the days after World War I. Many expected the film to be the third consecutive blockbuster for Hill and lead Robert Redford -- following their successes Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid and The Sting -- but Pepper failed to find much of an audience, perhaps because it was released the same summer as Jaws. Nevertheless, the film features some wonderful aerial barnstorming sequences, reminiscent of the airborne dramas of Howard Hughes or Howard Hawks. Shot on location in Texas by the great Robert Surtees, Pepper is perhaps most successful at capturing the feel of 1920s rural America. The script by Butch Cassidy writer William Goldman has some trouble juggling all the humor, adventure, and drama, but it doesn’t detract from the film’s overall impact. With his subsequent scripts for Marathon Man and All the President’s Men, Goldman became one of the most highly regarded screenwriters of the decade.
Format:
DVD
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Movie Release Year:
1975
Rating:
PG
Barcode:
018713810151
Genre:
Aviation
Drama
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Show Type:
Movie
Original Aspect Ratio:
16:9
Actors:
Susan Sarandon
Robert Redford
Margot Kidder
Geoffrey Lewis
Edward Herrmann
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Directors:
George Roy Hill
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Runtime:
108
Country of Purchase:
Germany
Studios:
Universal
GoodTimes Video
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Resolution:
480p
Item Aspect Ratio:
1.33:1
Size:
8.5 GB (DVD)
Discs:
1
Catalog Number:
05-81015
Packaging:
Snap Case
Subtitles:
English
French
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Automatic Estimated Value:
~$8.02
Automatic Estimated Date:
2024-05-31
Date Added:
2018-02-07 21:42:50
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