PG | | Fantasy, Romance
The spirit of a recently deceased expert pilot mentors a newer pilot while watching him fall in love with the girlfriend that he left behind.
When Pete is first strolling through the charred woods, the song that he is whistling is the theme song from Leave It to Beaver (1957).
Hap, I don't want you to think that I'm doubting your good faith, I just want to get one thing clear, okay?
Pete Sandich: Am I dead?
Hap: That's right.
Pete Sandich: I'm dead?
Pete Sandich: Keep the sideburns. Boy, what a jerk I turned out to be. Dead! And now I'm sitting in the ...
When Pete begins his dive to put out the fire in Al's aircraft he first retards the throttles, the correct procedure to start a dive like that, but you hear the engine RPM increase at the same time. After entering the dive the engine RPM would increase due to aerodynamic effects on the propellers, but this would only begin after entering the dive not while still in level flight.
On the Blu Ray release, at the very end of the end credits, there is a warning. It reads, in quotation marks: "Caution: Inhaling of helium from balloons is dangerous, and can cause serious injury or death."
$3,713,480 25 December 1989