The Great Waldo Pepper (1975) 720p YIFY Movie

The Great Waldo Pepper (1975)

A biplane pilot who had missed flying in WWI takes up barnstorming and later a movie career in his quest for the glory he had missed, eventually getting a chance to prove himself in a film ...

IMDB: 6.64 Likes

  • Genre: Adventure | Drama
  • Quality: 720p
  • Size: 1.30G
  • Resolution: 1280x544 / 23.976 (23976/1000) FPSfps
  • Language: English
  • Run Time: 108
  • IMDB Rating: 6.6/10 
  • MPR: Normal
  • Peers/Seeds: 0 / 0

The Synopsis for The Great Waldo Pepper (1975) 720p

A biplane pilot who had missed flying in WWI takes up barnstorming and later a movie career in his quest for the glory he had missed, eventually getting a chance to prove himself in a film depicting the dogfights in the Great War.


The Director and Players for The Great Waldo Pepper (1975) 720p

[Director]George Roy Hill
[Role:]Robert Redford
[Role:]Bo Brundin
[Role:]Bo Svenson


The Reviews for The Great Waldo Pepper (1975) 720p


Reviewed bymanuel-pestalozziVote: 9/10/10

First I must say that this beautiful movie handles the wide screenformat extremely well, to watch it on TV comes near to an act ofprofanation. The lines, the colors , the surfaces, the sun that alwaysseems to be low above the horizon ... The Great Waldo Pepper really isa work of cinematic art.

Secondly I would really like to know how the idea for this scriptdeveloped. It looks like the aviation business is a metaphor for themovie industry. I would not be surprised had director andco-scriptwriter George Roy Hill put many personal feelings andexperiences into it. Aviation stands for freedom. But even in the titlescene the constant fear of being forcefully grounded becomes evident –the main character, aviator Waldo Pepper, talks an overawed boy intogetting a canister of gas for him with the promise of a free tour abovethe landing strip. Cute, at first sight, but also curiously grim. Itimmediately started me wondering how the boy could manage to carry thefull canister over the required long distance.

The wish to be free and be able to fly off sets ever more demandingconditions. People get bored with acrobatics, they want to see blood.The artists comply, because they are ambitious but also because theyknow that it is the only way that allows them to continue. Time moveson and it becomes evident that commercial air service will put an endto the adventurous phase of aviation. Hollywood seems to be the onlyway out. Acrobats are needed as stunt-men there. The grindhouse routineof the dream factory is not to their liking, but what else can they do?On a set Waldo Pepper meets a famous German flyer he idolizes. Much tohis surprise this Erich von Stroheim character is deeply in debt. „Inthe air, I see heroism, chivalry and a spirit of comraderie", rasps theGerman, „but on the ground ..." He just limply shrugs. The finalquixotic showdown between Pepper and the German is a natural and verygood ending of this surprisingly „deep" and rather pessimistic moviethat offers far more than nostalgia.

Reviewed byccthemovieman-1Vote: 7/10/10

Anybody who likes old airplanes, stunt flying or just plain adventureand an interesting story should like this early Robert Redford film.

Redford plays the "The Great Waldo Pepper" as he barnstorms from placeto place in the early 1900s. You see some wonderful bi-planes and theinteresting characters who flew them. The most flamboyant person inthis story is "Axel Olsson," played by Bo Svenson. He and Redford areintense competitors and the competition between the two is fun towitness, especially with humor thrown into the mix.

This film is noted for sporting a very young and beautiful SusanSarandon who makes a very memorable exit from the film! Except for anexcessive amount of usages of the Lord's name in vain, this would havebeen an excellent family film. Other actors whose names you mightrecognize in here are Edward Herrman, Georffrey Lewis and MargotKidder.

Reviewed byinfo-3622Vote: 8/10/10

This is a well shot film (the light in the Prarie scenes are beautiful)about why people love flying and how it gets into their bones to thepoint where they will take great risks with their lives as well asother people's!

Redford looks heroic and every bit the Ladies Man especially inuniform.

The aerial sequences are terrific with some really risky stunts andshots. Made in 1975, there are no CGI effects - everything is real andraw.

I felt the film to be a little slow at times but it's a film for grownups so we can take that speed, can't we?

Scott A. Frisina's review on the main page is as good a synopsis asanyone can give - that's how it is - read it then see this excellentfilm.

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