The Great Waldo Pepper

The Great Waldo Pepper

Director: George Roy Hill Cast: Robert Redford, Bo Svenson, Bo Brundin

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Robert Redford plays Waldo Pepper, a former World War I pilot who exaggerates his accomplishments in order to impress the rabble. After a brief rivalry with air-show entrepreneur Axel Olsson (Bo Svenson), Pepper teams with Axel to barnstorm all over the Midwest; later, after a series of unexpected (and calamitous) events, Pepper gets a job as a movie stunt pilot. On the set, he meets the film's technical advisor: former German ace Ernst Kessler (Bo Brundin), a man whom Pepper has been claiming falsely to have fought during the war, thereby advancing his own reputation. He is as disillusioned with civilian life as Pepper is, and ignoring the entreaties of the film's director, stages a genuine dogfight (sans live ammo) with his old "opponent." The Great Waldo Pepper represented the third filmic collaboration between star Robert Redford and director George Roy Hill.

Product Details

Release Date: 09/24/2019
UPC: 0826663202236
Original Release: 1975
Rating: NR
Source: Shout Factory
Region Code: A
Presentation: [Wide Screen]
Time: 1:47:00
Sales rank: 15,951

Special Features

Still gallery; Original theatrical trailer

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Robert Redford Waldo Pepper
Bo Svenson Axel Olsson
Bo Brundin Ernst Kessler
Susan Sarandon Mary Beth
Geoffrey Lewis Newt
Edward Herrmann Ezra Stiles
Roderick Cook Director Werfel
Kelly Jean Peters Patsy
Margot Kidder Maude
Scott Newman Duke
Lawrence Casey German Star
Gregory Martin Assistant Director
Philip Bruns Dillhoefer
James Harrell Farmer
John A. Zee Director Western Set
Jack Manning Director Spanish Set
Joe Billings Policeman
John Reilly Western Star

Technical Credits
George Roy Hill Director,Original Story,Producer
James S. Appleby Stunts
Wayne Berg Stunts
Peter Berkos Editor
Henry Bumstead Art Director
Robert L. Crawford Producer
Howard Curtis Stunts
Mike Dewey Stunts
William Goldman Screenwriter
Ray Gosnell Asst. Director
Edith Head Costumes/Costume Designer
John Kazian Stunts
Gary D. Liddiard Makeup
Henry Mancini Score Composer
Thomas Mooney Stunts
James W. Payne Set Decoration/Design
Ronald Pierce Sound/Sound Designer
Frank Price Stunts
William H. Reynolds Editor
Audrey Saunders Stunts
Art Scholl Stunts
Robert Surtees Cinematographer
Frank Tallman Stunts
Ralph Wiggins Stunts

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The Great Waldo Pepper 4.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
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Guest More than 1 year ago
This is a classic! Many great aerial scenes. My personal favorite is when Waldo ''gets even'' with Axel for not leaving Waldo's Nebraska territory. My second favorite is when Waldo ignores Mary Beth's advice to listen to her! The scene of Ezra's demise will almost bring tears to even the most hardened guy's eyes.