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Wings Over the Pacific
Wings Over the Pacific
Actor: Edward Norris
Director: Phil Rosen
Genres: Educational, Documentary, Military & War
NR     2005     1hr 30min

Platform:  DVD MOVIE Publisher:  ALPHA VIDEO Packaging:  DVD STYLE BOX The drums of war are pounding in the distance and American expatriate Jim Butler fears that the tiny South Pacific island he and his daughter Nona call...  more »

     
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Actor: Edward Norris
Director: Phil Rosen
Genres: Educational, Documentary, Military & War
Sub-Genres: Educational, Military & War, Military & War
Studio: Alpha Video
Format: DVD - Black and White - Closed-captioned
DVD Release Date: 04/26/2005
Original Release Date: 01/01/1943
Theatrical Release Date: 01/01/1943
Release Year: 2005
Run Time: 1hr 30min
Screens: Black and White
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaDVD Credits: 1
Total Copies: 0
Members Wishing: 1
MPAA Rating: NR (Not Rated)
Languages: English

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Movie Reviews

The most laughable war movie you'll ever see... BUY it for
Terrible Ted | Gilbert, AZ | 07/03/2007
(1 out of 5 stars)

"The premise is of a WWI veteran with his beautiful naive daughter (Inez Cooper) protecting a secret (oil) on an island in the South Pacific, along with some 'Hollywood' natives who look about as authentic as those on "Gilligan's Island" and that is being generous. An American and a GERMAN pilot engage in a dogfight and both crash on the island. The German pilot is so stiff and stereotyped, it's terrible - plus he is far too tall to even be a pilot... and his plane isn't even a German warplane - it was obviously American surplus. His 3rd Reich speech about taking over the Pacific islands is so laughable - GERMANS in the PACIFIC?

The dogfight scene lasts a whole two minutes and looks as if two kids had models on a string in slow motion... and in some close-up cockpit shots, the fighter plane on the rear screen projection is actually BIGGER than the plane in the foreground! There are some laughable fistfight scenes, also, to go along with the terrible dialog. There is a scene later in the movie with a Japanese transport plane the German radioed in that lands on the island as it MOWS over PALM TREES! Its wings actually cut them down for a landing strip! The ONLY saving grace of this film is the eye candy of Inez Cooper - so very sexy. The finale with the Japanese soldiers (from the transport), the allied inhabitants and the island natives which is reminiscent of a bad Cowboys and Indians film is a flat-out joke.

There are very few 'wings' in this film - the majority of this film is on LAND, all set on a Hollywood soundstaged island that even Gilligan would have been ashamed of with such poor rear screen backdrops and lighting - in fact, it's some of the worst film lighting I've ever seen. Sad to think that our troops in combat most likely viewed this film as it was released in 1943, during WWII - had to be embarrassing, I'm sure. It's a great laugh for a buck, though and again, the eye candy is not bad for its time."