The Last Flight of Noah's Ark


Adventure / Family

Rotten Tomatoes Critics - Rotten 40%
Rotten Tomatoes Audience - Spilled 46%
IMDb Rating 5.8 10 989


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Ricky Schroder as Bobby
Elliott Gould as Noah Dugan
Geneviève Bujold as Bernadette Lafleur
Tammy Lauren as Julie
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695.24 MB
23.976 fps
1hr 37 min
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1.46 GB
23.976 fps
1hr 37 min
P/S 6 / 10

Movie Reviews

Reviewed by moonspinner55 6 / 10

Elliott Gould in benign Disney-mode--like a G-rated Bogart

Unemployed pilot must pay 5 G's in 24 hours to his bookmaker or else his goons will work him over; he reluctantly accepts a job flying a feisty missionary and her farm animals to an island in the South Pacific in a rickety B-29 bomber, but the plan goes awry. First, the couple is joined by two stowaway orphans who are worried about the animals, then the plane goes off-course and the pilot is forced to crash land the aircraft on the beach of an uncharted island--inhabited by two Japanese soldiers who are unaware that WWII is over. In the first half of the 1970s, Elliott Gould made film after film, mostly counterculture comedies which established him as an anti-hero; he appealed to the young people of the era who hoped to shout down the Establishment. By 1980, Gould had become part of the Establishment, a working stiff in Hollywood, and the industry's middle ground (Disney) was eager to turn him into a grouchy sweetie-puss, a Bogart father-figure for marriage-minded women and wet-eyed youngsters. Gould doesn't embarrass himself here--he's firm with both the kids and the missionary (a forthright but not stubborn Genevieve Bujold)--but he's coasting, his energy at half-mast. The film, adapted from Ernest K. Gann's story "The Gremlin's Castle", has elements of "Swiss Family Robinson", "The African Queen" and even (God help us) "Jaws", but director Charles Jarrott blessedly keeps it moving instead of stopping to preach. There are things Jarrott probably had no control over, such as the kids fussing and crying over the animals or Maurice Jarre's cloying music, which tugs at the tear ducts. It doesn't quite work, but there are compensations. Gould and Bujold manage to develop a faintly-warm rapport, and Charles F. Wheeler's cinematography is excellent. The island location is lovely, and the Japanese men (John Fujioka and Yuki Shimoda) are handled with respect. As for the bookmaker, we are to assume he got his money, and also that the seasick bull made a speedy recovery. This is Disney, after all. **1/2 from ****

Reviewed by merklekranz 5 / 10

For fans of Gould, Gardenia, and Ryan hear this ....

While Vincent Gardenia and J.P. Ryan only appear in the film's beginning, they are pretty much in character. Gardenia wise cracking and Ryan playing a really small part as a "heavy" after Elliott Gould for money owed to his bookie. The story is rather "formula driven". Plane carrying animals goes down on an island. Japanese Soldiers appear, eventually making friends with Gould and Genieve Bujold. Two kids who were stowaways are the only reason this is a family film. I found them to be more annoying than anything, but obviously they were not going to go away. Once the plane is turned into a raft, we get the expected crisis of the minute, including a shark attack, and a storm. All ends well, and the movie is far from memorable, especially for adults. - MERK

Reviewed by TurboarrowIII 7 / 10

Enjoyable family film

I think this is an enjoyable and happy family film.

A Superfortress, flown by Elliott Gould, (As Noah Dugan..hence the title of the film) crashes on a supposedly uninhabited island after batteries in a radio cause the compass to read wrongly and make the plane go off course.

Along with Gould are a missionary, played by Genevieve Bujold, two children played by Ricky Schroder and Tammy Lauren plus a lot of animals.

The island they crash on has two Japanese soldiers left there after WW2 who don't know the war has ended. Eventually they work together to turn the crashed plane into a boat which they use to try to get back to civilisation.

The performances are very good. Gould produces a great performance which is so much better than in Escape to Athena made just before this in which he hammed it up badly. Here he is sensitive and believable as the gruff but caring Dugan. Bujold is also good as the missionary. She is very good in the way she gets the two Japanese soldiers to work with them to convert the plane into a boat. Both the kids are good too. Especially Schroder who was very good at making people feel sadness with his heartfelt crying especially when one of the animals was going to be shot when it was injured.

This isn't a film with any real surprises and has the expected happy ending as they get rescued and Gould and Bujold get married but it is a pleasant, cheery family film which I thought was very enjoyable.

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