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Jesse Metcalfe Discusses ‘Miraculous’ True Story That Inspired ON A WING AND A PRAYER

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Jesse Metcalfe Discusses ‘Miraculous’ True Story That Inspired ON A WING AND A PRAYER

By Movieguide® Contributor

Actor Jesse Metcalfe recently talked about his new movie, ON A WING AND A PRAYER, the inspiring true story of a man who must figure out how to fly and land a plane to save his family. 

Metcalfe said the “well-executed” script drew him to the project, as well as the “well-fleshed-out character” he ended up playing. 

“I found that a good thing to sink my teeth into as an actor,” Metcalfe said of his character, who helped the family land the plane and had lost family members of his own in plane crashes. 

The actor also talked about the different elements of the movie that will appeal to audiences. 

“It’s a family and your heart kind of goes out to them,” Metcalfe listed. “And then there’s…the excitement of what actually is going on. Another is faith.”

He continued, “It’s a true story and the people involved in this true story were people of faith. It is a miraculous story.”

A portion of Movieguide®’s review reads:

ON A WING AND A PRAYER has a strong Christian, moral, wholesome worldview, with powerful scenes of prayer. Doug and his family consistently pray to God for safety and in gratitude as they think landing the plane is impossible. Despite everything going wrong, their faith helps them overcome their fear in this miraculous true story. ON A WING AND A PRAYER has some intense action, a few light obscenities and a scene where an air traffic controller gets drunk. So, MOVIEGUIDE® advises caution for younger children.

Movieguide® also reported on the production of ON A WING AND A PRAYER:

From the start, God’s hand was evident in the process that led to the creation of the movie about a real-life Easter miracle, ON A WING AND A PRAYER. 

ON A WING AND A PRAYER tells the incredible true story of a small-town family that has to land their plane after the pilot dies in midair. The movie stars Denis Quaid, Heather Graham and Jesse Metcalfe.  

Roma Downey produced the movie and it was directed by Sean McNamara. 

“It’s been ours for a long time. Now we get to share it and have it seen and have it be felt,” Downey said. “I think it’s very much a movie to feel in your heart. As a Christian, it speaks to the power of prayer and the mercy of God.”  

ON A WING AND A PRAYER is now available to watch on Amazon Prime.

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