The Wright Brothers (1997)

Genres - Historical Film  |   Sub-Genres - Docudrama  |   Release Date - Jul 19, 1997 (USA - Unknown)  |   Run Time - 105 min.  |   Countries - United States   |   MPAA Rating - NR
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A bizarre historical spoof from independent writer-director Gregg Lachow, this film takes many liberties with the famous story of the Ohio brothers who were the first to launch a manned airplane flight. Megan Murphy plays Orville Wright as a cross-dresser, though his brother Wilbur (E.B. Molloy) is straight. In the 1890s and 1900s Kitty Hawk of Lachow's imagination, some people already are driving modern cars and wearing 1990s-style clothing. After repeated failures, the brothers succeed in their efforts to fly, but their accomplishment is virtually ignored. Years later, Orville visits a museum devoted to their history-making flight. The Wright Brothers is a very different kind of documentary reenactment.