- Rated: PG-13
- Run Time: 1 hours, 43 minutes
- Video: Color
- Released: August 29, 2012
- Originally Released: 1992
- Label: HBO Archives
- Encoding: Region 1 (USA & Canada)
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Description by OLDIES.com:
Air Force Captain Ted Harduvel (Vincent Spano) was one of the best fighter pilots a country could hope for. Loyal, hardworking, eagle-eyed, he knew enough to rely on the instruments in his plane to guide him safely home. Which is why, when he died in a plane crash in Korea, his wife Janet (Academy Award Nominee -- Best Actress 1991; Laura Dern) was astounded to discover that the Air Force had blamed his death on "pilot error." Working with his lawyer (Robert Loggia), she discovers that there was every possibility the instruments in the F-16 were at fault, and the military had initiated a coverup. For Janet Harduvel, her husband's good name is all she has left of him and she'll fight to preserve it. Based on a true story, one woman takes on the military and the makers of the F-16, fighting the only way she knows how -- to win.
"Pilot error" was the official Air Force explanation concerning the fatal crash of Ted Harduvel's (Vincent Spano) F-16 fighter. Determined to clear her husband's name, his bereaved widow Janet (Laura Dern) refuses to accept this explanation and battles Air Force denials to find the real truth behind her husband's death. Based on a true story.
A woman who doesn't believe the military's explanation of her husband's death decides to find out for herself what really happened -- and force those responsible to pay for their errors.
Air Force |
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Fighter Pilots |
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