The Great Waldo Pepper (1975)




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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.
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Robert Redford
as Waldo Pepper
Bo Svenson
as Axel Olsson
Susan Sarandon
as Mary Beth
Bo Brundin
as Ernst Kessler
Edward Herrmann
as Ezra Stiles
Philip Bruns
as Dillhoefer
Roderick Cook
as Werfel
Elma Aicklen
as Farmer's Wife
Deborah Knapp
as Farmer's Daughter
John A. Zee
as Director Western Set
John Reilly
as Western Star
Jack Manning
as Director Spanish Set
Joe Billings
as Policeman
Robert W. Winn
as Theater Manager
Lawrence P. Casey
as German Star
Greg Martin
as Assistant Director
John C. Reilly
as Western Star
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Critic Reviews for The Great Waldo Pepper

All Critics (7) | Top Critics (1)

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

April 20, 2007

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December 15, 2007
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August 31, 2005
Fantastica Daily

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July 3, 2005

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June 23, 2005
F5 (Wichita, KS)

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Full Review… | October 23, 2004
Chicago Sun-Times
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Audience Reviews for The Great Waldo Pepper

This was a great movie, Robert Redford showing why he was one of the best in Hollywood. And the airplane stunts in here are fantastic. It also has a lot of humor in it as all.

Anthony Petry III
Anthony Petry III

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 V
Aj V

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If you're a fan of Sarandon you should know that she doesn't have a huge role in this movie. If you love Redford, you are in luck. But if you love airplanes, you must see this movie! This movie is both exciting and sad, and I didn't like the ending, it's confusing. Still, the film kept me engaged with all the crazy stunts.

Leia Cooper
Leia Cooper

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