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  • One of the best bits is when Waldo's dream comes true

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      George Roy Hill works well with Robert Redford, including in this 1975 production, The Great Waldo Pepper. This movie is a little strange and sort of warpy. I really don’t know how to describe it. It’s dramatic and

      fun, but it’s not mainstream in many ways. It’s like a side helping.

      Redford plays Waldo Pepper, a man eager to gain glory as a bi-plane pilot. He’d missed the war, but dreamed of fighting the famed Red Baron. Waldo does a lot of stunt flying, eventually doing plane stunts for Hollywood. This story follows his progression, from pure amateur to going for the big time.

      Early on, Waldo hooks up with Mary Beth, played by Susan Sarandon. She’s ...


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      somewhat vulnerable here in her portrayal. Mary Beth would do almost anything for Waldo. Her end is tragic.

      One of the best bits is when Waldo’s dream comes true. His meeting with the Red Baron (Art Scholl) with classic

      and poignant. It’s quite possibly the most real moment in the entire motion picture.

      The Great Waldo Pepper is a good movie. It’s not quite great, but it gets the job done. It’s certainly a worthy part of Redford’s resume.




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