5.9/10
359
10 user

Amelia Earhart: The Final Flight (1994)

In 1928, Amelia Earhart gains fame by undertaking a transatlantic flight as a passenger. In 1937, she and her navigator Fred Noonan undertake her longest flight: a round-the-world attempt. However, the plane disappears in the process.

Director:

Yves Simoneau

Writers:

Doris L. Rich (source material book "Amelia Earhart: A Biography"), Anna Sandor
Reviews
Nominated for 1 Golden Globe. Another 1 win & 7 nominations. See more awards »

Photos

Learn more

More Like This 

Voyage (TV Movie 1993)
Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.4/10 X  

Morgan and Catherine Norvell have their future plans ready. In Monte Carlo, their sailboat is stocked. From there they are going to sail to Malta and live on the boat for a year. They have ... See full summary »

Director: John Mackenzie
Stars: Rutger Hauer, Eric Roberts, Karen Allen
Northern Lights (TV Movie 1997)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.6/10 X  

A stranger's call informs Roberta (Diane Keaton) that her estranged brother Frank has died in a small town under bizarre circumstances. Ben, his best friend from college, also gets the call.

Director: Linda Yellen
Stars: Diane Keaton, Maury Chaykin, Joseph Cross
Documentary
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  

This documentary claim that Amelia Earhart and her navigator, Fred Noonan, ended up in Japanese custody during the course of the second world war.

Stars: Josephine Blanco Akiyama, Doug Carner, Amelia Earhart
Amelia Earhart (TV Movie 1976)
Biography | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  

Biography follows the life of famed woman pilot Amelia Earhart, including her marriage to a famous publisher and her disappearance during a flight in 1937.

Director: George Schaefer
Stars: Susan Clark, John Forsythe, Stephen Macht
Running Mates (TV Movie 1992)
Comedy | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.5/10 X  

In this political satire, a Senator running for President is involved in some controversies when his political enemies expose some hidden secrets about his new wife, a successful author of children's books.

Director: Michael Lindsay-Hogg
Stars: Diane Keaton, Ed Harris, Ed Begley Jr.
Comedy | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.1/10 X  

Three life-long friends work the bars in 1980's Atlantic City performing the songs of the 60's girl groups in this self-indulgent comedy.

Director: Joyce Chopra
Stars: Diane Keaton, Carol Kane, Kathryn Grody
Plan B I (2001)
Comedy | Crime | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.4/10 X  

A bookkeeper who thinks she killed three mobsters is subsequently promoted by her boss to be a hitman.

Director: Greg Yaitanes
Stars: Frank Pellegrino, Paul Sorvino, Anthony DeSando
Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6/10 X  

Reece McHenry is a used-clothing store owner and Carol Fitzsimmons is a seamstress working in that store. The film follows the story of their relationships from 1960s till present time (as ... See full summary »

Director: Peter Masterson
Stars: Diane Keaton, Sam Shepard, Diane Lane
Mrs. Soffel (1984)
Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.2/10 X  

Peter Soffel is the stuffy warden of a remote American prison around the turn of the century. His wife, Kate, finds herself attracted to prisoner Ed Biddle. She abandons her husband and ... See full summary »

Director: Gillian Armstrong
Stars: Diane Keaton, Mel Gibson, Matthew Modine
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  

A fifteen year marriage dissolves, leaving both the husband and wife, and their four children, devastated. He's preoccupied with a career and a mistress, she with a career and caring for ... See full summary »

Director: Alan Parker
Stars: Albert Finney, Diane Keaton, Karen Allen
Comedy | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.7/10 X  

Elliott Gould and Diane Keaton take out a lease on love with an option to buy in this glossy romantic comedy costarring Paul Sorvino, Victoria Principal and Candy Clark. Unhappily divorced ... See full summary »

Director: Norman Panama
Stars: Elliott Gould, Diane Keaton, Paul Sorvino
Action | Adventure | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.5/10 X  

An ex-CIA agent (Rutger Hauer) goes to Morocco with a businesswoman (Carol Alt) to rescue her son, the kidnapped heir to a desert fortune.

Director: Duccio Tessari
Stars: Rutger Hauer, Carol Alt, Omar Sharif
Edit

Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Diane Keaton ... Amelia Earhart
Rutger Hauer ... Fred Noonan
Bruce Dern ... George Putnam
Paul Guilfoyle ... Paul Mantz
David Carpenter ... Harry Manning
Denis Arndt ... Joseph Laughlin
Diana Bellamy ... Mrs. Atkinson
Heather Lauren Olson Heather Lauren Olson ... Teenage Girl Fan
Don Bloomfield Don Bloomfield ... Sid Smith
Nancy Lenehan ... Radio Show Hostess
Newell Alexander ... Radio Show Sound Effects Man
Warren Munson ... President Elliot
Marilyn Rockafellow Marilyn Rockafellow ... Mrs. Elliot
Hansford Rowe ... Purdue Male Guest
Edith Fields ... Purdue Female Guest #1
Edit

Storyline

A telling of the story of the famous U.S. aviatrix Amelia Earhart who attempted to fly solo around the world in 1937. She disappeared during the process. Written by Nasser <NasKU@aol.com>

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Taglines:

Her life was a legend ... Her disappearance remains a mystery.


Certificate:

TV-14 | See all certifications »
Edit

Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

12 June 1994 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

A Rainha do Ar See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Avenue Pictures See more »
Show more on IMDbPro »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
See full technical specs »
Edit

Did You Know?

Goofs

During one of the Electra's nighttime overseas stops, Earhart and Noonan are having coffee over a small fire. Then it starts to rain heavily, so they take shelter under the plane's wing. However, the fire continues to burn. See more »

Connections

Featured in The 47th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards (1995) See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
Flight of Fancy
16 April 2015 | by louielolSee all my reviews

This movie has some value to introduce viewers to who Amelia Earhart and GP Putman were and how they marketed Amelia like laundry soap to a public hungry for a hero during the depression. It also accurately portrayed Amelia as a less then stellar pilot - absolutely brave but not technically proficient, and lackadaisical about radio communications (without which she will not find the speck of land in the Pacific where she needs to land).

Where it falls apart is the myths portrayed as facts in the movie. The spying on the Japanese islands theme has been discredited for years - not only is there a lack of evidence, the simple fact is that the only time Amelia Earhart was flying over Japanese controlled islands would have been during the flight from New Guinea to Howland Island when it would have been dark, she would have been too high to really see anything, and she was quite busy flying the plane under a very tight fuel management protocol and not looking out the window.

Her navigator Fred Noonan could have sued the makers of this movie for slander if he was still around. Noonan pioneered long distance aerial navigation over the Pacific Ocean working for Pan Am on the famous China Clippers, and was widely recognized as the best in the business. His drinking is a widely known story, that only has one written reference - a comment by a journalist in a private letter to a friend. Noonan learned his skills as a merchant seaman and as most sailors probably went on a bender during some shore leaves, but was known to be a consummate professional when working.

The movie shows Earhart and Noonan as constantly bickering during the flight - by all accounts (including Earhart's own press releases filed during the flight and newsreels shot during the flight) they got along very well.

Add to all of this are the little details like their constantly grimy appearance during the flight (they were basically flying an airliner and the actual newsreel shows them emerging from the plane clean and dapper at Lae) a completely made up engine failure during the round the world flight, and images of them camping by the plane in remote airstrips (they stayed in the best hotels available on each of their stops) and you have a tragic story made far more tragic by all of the inaccuracies.


0 of 0 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you? | Report this
Review this title | See all 10 user reviews »

Contribute to This Page

Free Movies and TV Shows You Can Watch Now

On IMDb TV, you can catch Hollywood hits and popular TV series at no cost. Select any poster below to play the movie, totally free!

Browse free movies and TV series

Stream Trending TV Series With Prime Video

Explore popular and recently added TV series available to stream now with Prime Video.

Start your free trial



Recently Viewed