Pancho Barnes (1988)





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A made for TV movie in which Valerie Bertinelli portrays Florence Pancho Barnes, a bored socialite who decides to learn to fly. After receiving her pilot's license, even though her ambitions get in the way of her love life, she becomes a stunt pilot, barnstormer, and even forced Howard Hughes to change his mind about unions. Her career spanned such varied activities as racing against Amelia Earhart and training army pilots. Fine portrayal of one of the more interesting of the independent women from the 1920s.
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Valerie Bertinelli
as Pancho Barnes
Sam Robards
as Gene Robards
Ted Wass
as Frank Clarke
James Stephens
as Rankin Barnes
Geoffrey Lewis
as Ben Catlin
Cynthia Harris
as Mrs. Lowe
Todd Allen
as Chuck Yeager
Richard Young
as Roger Chute
Bill Bolender
as Col. Rand
Katherine Bongfeldt
as April Smith
John S. Davies
as Assistant Director
Coquina Dunn
as January Smith
John Hussey
as Will Rogers
Luis Lemus
as Ignacio
Marco Perella
as Maj. Cooper
Michael Skipper
as Leo Noomis
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