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Still shot from the movie: Above and Beyond.

Above and Beyond

Based on the real life activities of the WWII Ferry Command, a group responsible for flying airplanes from Gander, Newfoundland (the most easterly land-based airport in North America at the time) to war-torn Europe, this Canadian-made miniseries follows the political posturing and the personal risks involved for the heroic men and women who went Above and Beyond the call of duty in the fight for peace. Get the movie review and more. »


Overall: B
Violence: B
Sexual Content: C+
Language: C
Drugs/Alcohol: C
Run Time: 122
Theater Release:
Video Release: 26 Feb 2007
MPAA Rating: Not Rated
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After watching a movie with your children or students, we encourage parents and teachers to look for education opportunities to teach with movies. Here are a few discussion topics that can help with lesson plans or teaching in the home.

How does ego affect many of the decisions made in regards to the creation of the Ferry Command? In particular, look at Lord Beaverbrook, Captain Bennett, Bill Jacobson, the commander of American Army and the Royal Air Force. Did the personal agendas of these individuals or parties have a positive or negative impact? Could the Ferry Command have operated without them?

For more information about the Ferry Command and the significance of the airport located in Gander, Newfoundland, check this site: http://www.heritage.nf.ca/law/gander_base.html

Dr.. Frederick Banting is also depicted in this movie (played by Jason Priestley). You can learn more about this Canadian Nobel Prize winner and his work with diabetes and insulin here:


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