The Great Waldo Pepper (1975)

The Great Waldo Pepper


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Movie Info

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 failed to prove during the war.

Rating: PG
Genre: Drama, Action & Adventure
Directed By:
Written By: William Goldman
In Theaters:
On DVD: Jun 15, 1998


as Waldo Pepper

as Axel Olsson

as Mary Beth

as Ernst Kessler

as Ezra Stiles

as Dillhoefer

as Farmer's Wife

as Farmer's Daughter

as Director Western Set

as Western Star

as Director Spanish Set

as Policeman

as Theater Manager

as German Star

as Assistant Director

as Western Star
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Critic Reviews for The Great Waldo Pepper

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Full Review… | October 23, 2004
Chicago Sun-Times
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Full Review… | March 26, 2009
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Full Review… | February 9, 2006
Time Out
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Full Review… | May 9, 2005
New York Times
Top Critic

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

April 20, 2007

December 15, 2007
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Audience Reviews for The Great Waldo Pepper


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 was good, but it could have been better.

AJ Verser

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