Fly Away Home (1981)

Genres - Drama, War  |   Sub-Genres - War Drama  |   Run Time - 98 min.  |   Countries - United States  |   MPAA Rating - NR
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Synopsis by Hal Erickson

The made-for-TV Fly Away Home was intended as the pilot for a weekly series. Bruce Boxleitner stars as Carl Danton, a combat photographer assigned to Vietnam. This time around, Danton is compelled to cover the Tet Offensive--and to battle with bureaucratic red tape in order to maintain his journalistic integrity. A subplot concerns internal corruption involving an otherwise respectable Vietnamese family. Featured in the cast as Denton's Vietnamese lady friend Mai is Tiana Alexandra, the wife of the film's producer/screenwriter Stirling Silliphant. Fly Away Home first aired September 18, 1981.



journalism, photographer, war, bureaucracy, corruption, Tet-offensive, Vietnam