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Skyward (1980)

TV Movie | 100 min | Drama

An aging Bette Davis is a flight instructor at an old Texas airport. When a young girl in a wheelchair finds the airport by watching gliders fly, she decides she wants to learn how to fly. Davis teaches her to fly with some special ...See moreAn aging Bette Davis is a flight instructor at an old Texas airport. When a young girl in a wheelchair finds the airport by watching gliders fly, she decides she wants to learn how to fly. Davis teaches her to fly with some special controls compensating for her handicap. Howard Hessman is a aircraft repair service trying desperately to get an old airplane back in the air. The three, together, put the young girl and the old plane up in the air. Written by Kenneth Close See less
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Robert James Kern (as Robert Kern Jr.)
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Updated Nov 20, 1980

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Nov 20, 1980 (United States)

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Bette Davis
Billie Dupree Billie Dupree   See fewer
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Howard Hesseman
Koup Trenton Koup Trenton   See fewer
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Marion Ross
Natalie Ward Natalie Ward   See fewer
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Clu Gulager
Steve Ward Steve Ward   See fewer
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Ben Marley
Scott Billings Scott Billings   See fewer
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Lisa Whelchel
Lisa Ward Lisa Ward   See fewer
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Suzy Barbieri
Julie Ward (as Suzy Gilstrap) Julie Ward (as Suzy Gilstrap)   See fewer
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Irma P. Hall
Mrs. Sinclair (as Jana Hall) Mrs. Sinclair (as Jana Hall)   See fewer
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Mark Wheeler
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Jessie Lee Fulton
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Bill Thurman
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Rance Howard
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Rhonda Minton
Stephanie Stephanie   See fewer
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Greta Blackburn
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Jeff Nicholson
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Rusty McCaskey
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Tad Black
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Cheryl Howard
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Marla Maddoux
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John Martin
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7.9 / 10 | 503 votes