The Pilot's Wife

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Based on the best-selling novel by Anita Shreve, the made-for-TV The Pilot's Wife also bears traces of the old Lana Turner movie Another Time, Another Place. Upon being told that her pilot husband has been killed in a crash, Kathryn Lyons (Christine Lahti) is in no mood to deal with the accusation that her late spouse carelessly caused the accident. Accompanied by another pilot named Robert (Campbell Scott), Kathryn heads to the coast of Ireland to conduct her own investigation. She soon learns to her ever-mounting horror that her "perfect" husband had apparently been carrying on a double life. Filmed on location in Ireland, The Pilot's Wife was originally slated to air a few days after September 11, 2001, but for obvious reasons CBS chose to shelve the film until April 14, 2002.


Christine Lahti
as Kathryn Lyons
John Heard
as Jack Lyons
Campbell Scott
as Robert Hart
Alison Pill
as Mattie Lyons
Kirsty Mitchell
as Muire Bowland
Nigel Bennett
as Dick Somers
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Critic Reviews for The Pilot's Wife

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  • The Pilot's Wife is a good example of a book that screams to be made into a TV movie, and then, once made, screams in horror, or at least in embarrassment, at the result.

    Nov 7, 2018 | Full Review…

    Steven Oxman

    Top Critic
  • ... genuinely literate about everything from marital secrets to the politics of terror, and director Robert Markowitz has painted it all with a palette of bruised grays.

    Feb 1, 2018 | Full Review…
  • mislaid in a convoy of motionless direction, lacklustre plotting and a dappled, mystifying amalgamation of sequences.

    Apr 27, 2003

Audience Reviews for The Pilot's Wife

  • Oct 08, 2013
    Christine is top drawer as always but the script is dramatically weak.
    jay n Super Reviewer

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