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20th November 1980
1h 40m
Ron Howard

Skyward is a 1980 Family Drama film released on 20th November; Ron Howard directed the film which stars Howard Hesseman, Clu Gulager, and Bette Davis.


Billie Dupree is a flight instructor at an old Texas airport. When a young girl in a wheelchair finds the airport by watching gliders fly, she decides she wants to learn how to fly. Dupree teaches her to fly with some special controls compensating for her handicap. Koup Trenton runs an aircraft repair service and is trying desperately to get an old airplane back in the air. The three, together, put the young girl and the old plane up in the air.

If you started watching this film now, it would finish at approximately 6:31am.

Cast (19)

Howard Hesseman's profile Howard Hesseman
Age at Filming ≈ 39
Clu Gulager's profile Clu Gulager
Age at Filming ≈ 51
Bette Davis's profile Bette Davis
Age at Filming ≈ 71
Irma P. Hall's profile Irma P. Hall
Age at Filming ≈ 44
Marion Ross's profile Marion Ross
Age at Filming ≈ 51
Jessie Lee Fulton's profile Jessie Lee Fulton
Age at Filming ≈ 67
Bill Thurman's profile Bill Thurman
Age at Filming ≈ 59
Greta Blackburn's profile Greta Blackburn
Age at Filming ≈ 23
Lisa Whelchel
Age at Filming ≈ 16
Rance Howard's profile Rance Howard
Age at Filming ≈ 51

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Production Companies

Major H Productions Anson Productions

Skyward Stats

Cast Age

Estimated Ages At Time of Filming

5% 13-19
5% 20-29
5% 30-39
5% 40-49
21% 50-59
5% 60-69
5% 70-79
47% Unknown

Cast Genders

Who Is Most Represented

37% Female
63% Male

Good/Bad Characters

More Heroes of Villains?

100% Unknown

Character Types

What Characters Feature

100% Unknown

Skyward FAQ

When was Skyward released?

Skyward was released on Thursday November 20th, 1980.

Is Skyward on Netflix?

No, Skyward is not currently available on Netflix in the United States

Is Skyward on Amazon Prime?

No, Skyward is not currently available on Amazon Prime in the United States

Is Skyward on Disney Plus?

No, Skyward is not currently available on Disney+ in the United States