• Publication date: April 27, 2010

The Great Waldo Pepper

A former World War I pilot exaggerates his accomplishments in order to impress the rabble.

Program data

Duration: 108

Production Year: 1975

MBC Max:

April 9, 2012 05:39 (KSA) ~ April 9, 2012 04:39 (CLT)

After a brief rivalry with air-show entrepreneur Axel Olsson, 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, 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 with his old "opponent."


  • Robert Redford
  • Bo Svenson
  • Margot Kidder
  • Bo Brundin
  • Susan Sarandon

Directed by:George Roy Hill