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Skyward(1980)

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Brief Synopsis

Teenage paraplegic Suzy Gilstrap made her TV acting debut as a wheelchair-bound girl with a desire to pilot her own airplane. Bette Davis, as a former stunt flyer who now runs a small airport's cafe, and Howard Hesseman, as the airport's easy-going watchman, team up to help her fulfill her dream. Fo

Cast & Crew

Ron Howard Director
Bette Davis Billie Dupree
Howard Hesseman Koup Trenton
Marion Ross Natalie Ward
Clu Gulager Steve Ward
Ben Marley Scott Billings
Lisa Whelchel Lisa Ward
Suzy Barbieri Julie Ward
Jana Hall Miss Sinclair
Rance Howard 2nd Pilot
Bill Thurman 1st Pilot
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MPAA Ratings:  Premiere Info: 
Release Date:  1980 Production Date: 
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Sound:  Production Co:  Anson Productions .....Production Company, Major H Productions .....Production Company, Christen Industries .....Production Company, Panavision, Ltd. .....Production Company, Nbc Entertainment .....Network, .....Public Relations
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  • Why Not?

    Brent 2012-05-17

    This is one of those EXCELLENT Ron Howard movies that should have been reshown on TV and released on DVD a long time ago. MORE>

  • Excellent Ron Howard Movie

    Brent 2011-01-26

    Why is it, GREAT movies like Ron Howards SKYWARD has NOT been on TV and NOT on DVD? Few movies anymore touch the hearts of the disabled and Aviators of all... MORE>

  • Must See 72yo Bette Davis Performance

    Winfield 2009-06-18

    This time Bette Davis runs a cafe' at an airport where a young woman who is wheelchair MOBILE (wheelchairs help people to be mobile, you know, we get... MORE>