ferengi80 From United Kingdom, joined Mar 2007, 704 posts, RR: 0 Posted (3 years 9 months 3 weeks 3 days 10 hours ago) and read 1358 times:
Cliff Robertson, the multi-award winning star of 633 Squadron, Charly, PT109 and other great movies, has died at the age of 88. A qualified pilot in his own right, Robertson starred in over 60 movies, winning on Oscar for Charly. He was chosen personally by President Kennedy to play the great man in PT109.
A fantastic airplane movie. If you haven't seen it you should, especially if you are a fan of the first Star Wars film (the one that came out in 1977) because the final battle serquence is just about the same.
L1011 From United States of America, joined May 1999, 1710 posts, RR: 8
Reply 7, posted (3 years 9 months 3 weeks 1 day 13 hours ago) and read 1149 times:
He starred in a movie called "The Pilot". I don't think it ever got a theatrical release, because having been a projectionist for 30 years, I would have known if it was playing anywhere in my area. I know it wasn't made for TV, because it is in the CinemaScope 2.35:1 aspect ratio, and they wouldn't have made it that way if it was just for television. I have the VHS tape, but unfortunately, it is pan-and-scan.