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Release Date: 1992

DVD Release Date: September 14th, 2004

R|1 hr 42 min

Plot Summary
In this fact-based film, Ted Harduvel (Vincent Spano), one of the finest pilots employed by the U.S. Air Force, is enlisted to perform test flights for a new model of the F-16 plane. When Ted dies after his jet goes down, the military's official report claims that the cause of the accident was human error. But Ted's spouse, Janet (Laura Dern), refuses to believe this, and so investigates. As Janet digs deeper into the case, a disturbing military conspiracy slowly becomes apparent.

Cast: Laura Dern, Vincent Spano, Robert Loggia, Michael Rooker, Richard Jenkins, Andy Romano

Director: Robert Markowitz

Genres: Docudrama

Keywords: 1980s, Inspiring, Wife, Quest, Sacrifice, Gripping, Melodramatic, Daughter, Underdog


Winner Best Performance by an Actress in a Miniseries or Motion Picture Made for Television
Nominated Outstanding Lead Actress in a Miniseries or Movie