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Hilary Swank and Richard Gere star in director Mira Nair's biopic tracing the life of famed aviator Amelia Earhart -- who made history in 1932 by becoming the first woman ever to fly solo across the Atlantic Ocean. The trip made the aviatrix a national celebrity -- with help from her publicist George Putnam (Gere), whom she fell in love with and eventually married. Their union was tested, however, as Earhart developed feelings for contemporary Gene Vidal (Ewan McGregor ), and the couple's marriage faced the ultimate tragedy years later, as Earhart's fierce independent spirit spurred her to attempt to fly around the world -- a venture that infamously shrouded her in mystery, as the pilot simply vanished after crashing into the Pacific Ocean. Christopher Eccleston and co-star in the Avalon Pictures production. ~ Jason Buchanan, Rovi

  • Release date:October 23, 2009

Cast

Hilary Swank
as Amelia Earhart
Richard Gere
as George Putnam
Ewan McGregor
as Gene Vidal
Christopher Eccleston
as Fred Noonan
Joe Anderson
as Bill Stultz
Cherry Jones
as Eleanor Roosevelt
Mia Wasikowska
as Elinor Smith
Aaron Abrams
as Slim Gordon
Dylan Roberts
as Leo Bellarts
Scott Yaphe
as William Dalten
Tom Fairfoot
as Balfour
Ryann Shane
as Young Amelia
William Cuddy
as Gore Vidal
Elizabeth Shepherd
as Frances Putnam
Richard Donat
as Gallagher
Scott Anderson
as Parade Reporter
Keelin Jack
as Student
Sarah Kitz
as George's Secretary
Jeremy Akerman
as Sheriff
Derek Keurvorst
as Minister
Thomas Hauff
as Man at Opera House
Sarah Dood
as 1st Woman at Opera
Hamish McEwan
as Paul
Jeffrey Knight
as Commander
Daniel Janks
as Reporter #2
Ron Smerczac
as Reporter #3
Kerin McCue
as Movie Tone Announcer
Richard Lothian
as Coast Guard Man
Divine Brown
as Torch Singer
Precious Chong
as Gladys O'Donnell
Kathryn Haggis
as Powder Puff Aviator
Duane Murray
as Cleveland Reporter
Joe Renzi
as Welsh Singer
Geoff Gillespie
as Welsh Singer

Crew

Mira Nair
Director
Lydia Dean Pilcher
Producer
Kevin Hyman
Producer
Ted Waitt
Producer
Ronald Bass
Screenwriter
Anna Hamilton Phelan
Screenwriter
Stuart Dryburgh
Cinematographer
Gabriel Yared
Composer (Music Score)
Lee Percy
Editor
Stephanie Carroll
Production Designer
Nigel Churcher
Art Director
Don Carmody
Co-producer
Hilary Swank
Executive Producer
Ronald Bass
Executive Producer
Gordon Sim
Set Decorator
Walter Gasparovic
First Assistant Director
Avy Kaufman
Casting
Armand Leo
Unit Production Manager
Susan Marucci
Script Supervisor
Vincent Sullivan
Key Hairstylist
Steve Lucescu
Stunts Coordinator
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