Wild Blue - 1999
Daybreak Pictures - 93 min.
DVD UPC # 9317206005625
Cast: Judge Reinhold, Nicola Murphy, Morgan Hubbard Palmer,
Writer: Dale G. Bradley; Production Design: Nick Bassett;
Directors of Photography: Neil Cervin; Editor: Douglas Braddock;
Music: Bruce Lynch; Executive Producer: L. Grant Bradley;
Director: Dale G. Bradley.
Hannah has returned to her parents central Otago home, after a
twelve year absence, when she left over an unresolvable dispute
with her mother. Her mother has died and her father (Bill) has a
progressive illness, but most of all, she is trying to re-connect
with the son ( Jonathan) she left behind. Her father is a flier
who is teaching her son to fly a restored Tiger Moth. She is
drawn to an American pilot (Ray) has been hired as a top-dresser,
but Ray has his own problems, left behind in the states, he is
trying to forget. In other words - everyone has problems here,
but nothing is monumental. This is an "easy" picture with many
great scenic aerials, but not a heavy-duty drama. Many wonderful central
Otago and Queenstown settings including that Tiger Moth biplane.
Pre-teens and seniors will love this movie - that large group in the middle will pan it.
Actually, I enjoyed it and can recommend it, but don't expect an award winner.
Censor Rating: G - Review rating: B-