The Pursuit of D. B. Cooper
The Pursuit of D. B. Cooper is a 1981 American crime thriller film about infamous aircraft hijacker D. B. Cooper, who escaped with $200,000 after leaping from the back of a Boeing 727 airliner on November 24, 1971. The bulk of the film fictionalizes Cooper's escape after he landed on the ground.
In 1971, the hijacker, identified as "D.B. Cooper", jumps from an airliner by using the rear exit. He jumps on a clear day, parachuting into a forest in Washington State. The man is later identified as Jim Meade, an ex-Army man with big dreams. Meade escapes the manhunt using a Jeep he had previously hidden in the forest and concealing the money in the carcass of a deer. He eventually meets up with his estranged wife Hannah, who operates a river rafting company. Meanwhile, Meade is being hunted by Bill Gruen, an insurance investigator who was Meade's sergeant in the Army, and Meade's Army buddy, Remson, who remembered Meade talking about hijacking an aircraft.
|author||Jeffrey Alan Fiskin|
|editor||Allan Jacobs Robbe Roberts|
|keywords||aircraft boneyard big dreams boeing boeing-stearman model 75 boeing-stearman pt-17 crop duster db cooper estranged wife hijack hunt insurance investigator jeep parachute raft river stolen cars stolen money talk think washington state willys mb|
|producer||Daniel Wigutow Michael Taylor|
|productionCompany||PolyGram Filmed Entertainment Universal Pictures|