Amelia Earhart: The Final Flight (TV Movie)
Based on a true story that has captured the imagination of America for more than half a century, Amelia Earhart: The Final Flight explores the mysterious disappearance of the brave aviatrix, in an exciting and suspenseful way.
Academy Award-winning actress Diane Keaton* plays the legendary aviator whose disappearance over the Pacific Ocean is one of the great unsolved mysteries of all time. Earhart's career and her life goal to become the first person (male or female) to circle the globe are engineered by her publisher husband, played by Bruce Dern (Coming Home).
Their relationship suffers as an impatient Earhart puts up with his publicity schemes, and her relationship with her navigator, a once-promising flyer who has become a burnt-out alcoholic, played by Rutger Hauer (Blade Runner) is no less turbulent.
Their incredible adventure finally begins, but during the flight they encounter unreliable flight information, inclement weather and a string of other foreboding situations. Witness the final moments of this ill-fated flight and discover why this "unsolved mystery" has continued to captivate audiences for over 60 years.
*1977 Best Actress, Annie Hall