Great Waldo Pepper, The
- 1H 47M
Director:George Roy Hill
Video Company:MCA Home Video
Writer(s):George Roy Hill & William Goldman
Cast:Robert Redford, Bo Svenson, Susan Sarandon, Margot Kidder and Bo Brundin
Country Of Origin:USA
Young aviators back from World War I found that giving up the exhilaration and freedom of flight was not an easy task.
Robert Redford, in the title role, barnstorms across the Midwest, taking on rival after rival in his quest for the number one spot in the skies. He meets his match in Axel (Bo Svenson), and together they soar to great heights in statesmanship. Pepper’s sweetheart, Maude (Margot Kidder), stays by his side, high-jinx or not. Even when Mary Beth (Susan Sarandon), third member of the Waldo-Axel team, meets disaster in a daring, wing-walking stunt.
The drama builds until Pepper finally takes on his longtime arch-rival, former German World War I Ace, Ernst Kessler in one final dogfight to the finish.