The Great Waldo Pepper
The Great Waldo Pepper (1975)

Former WWI pilot Waldo Pepper works in an air show. After losing his performance permit, he gets a job as a movie stunt pilot. On the set, he meets a former German ace. The film ends with both men proving to themselves what they'd… More

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Rated: PG
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Release Date: March 13, 1975
DVD Release Date: June 15, 1998
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Critic Score: 67% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times

It doesn't have any big notions about the passing of that era, or of the barnstormers, who are seen as overgrown kids with wonderful toys that fly. But it has a good feeling for the period, and director George Roy Hill gives us poignancy and adventure.

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Steve Crum

Great aerial stunts, good period atmosphere, and compelling story with Redford in good form.

Jacoba Atlas
Los Angeles Free Press

It has all the elements of a fantastic, touching movie, except one - a script that engages the audience's interest.

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Bernard Drew
Gannett News Service

The Great Waldo Pepper is vastly entertaining and a good deal more besides.

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Flixster Audience Score: 56% Flixster User Reviews
Kevin M. Williams
It's hard to believe it now, but there was a time that if you had an airplane you could fly it anywhere, anytime, and you could use the gas from any… More
Aj V
The airplane stunts in this movie are exciting, and the drama in the movie is pretty good, and it's kind of sad too. I hated the end, though. This movie… More