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Big Sky

199713+
Every day is an adventure for the pilots at Big Sky Aviation. A high-spirited bunch to start with, they can't help but relish the kind of job that sees them one day flying to a medical emergency on a remote property deep in the outback, the next on a tricky city mission and another soaring over some of the most beautiful tropical coastline in the world.
Starring
Gary SweetAlexandra FowlerRhys Muldoon
Subtitles
English [CC]
Audio languages
English
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  1. 1. The Principle
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    February 16 1997
    45min
    13+
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    English [CC]
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    Lauren Allen's privileged existence grinds to a halt when the wealth she's always known dries up after the death of her beloved father. Left with a legacy of debt and the pain of his deception, she goes with her only option and sells off business and private assets, including the family home.
  2. 2. Navstar
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    February 16 1997
    44min
    13+
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    Jimbo dangles over the edge of a harbour bridge by his ex-girlfriend Stacey's brothers as she demands that he pay her back $5000 he owes. If he doesn't pay by this afternoon she'll drop him off the Harbour Bridge. When he calls her bluff her brothers let him go and he splashes into the water far below.
  3. 3. The McCourt Family
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    February 23 1997
    44min
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    Chris and Lexie arrive at an outback airstrip to collect a farmer, James McCourt and his two young children who are heading into the wilderness on a camping trip. As they load the plane the children's grandfather arrives with a court order for their return.
  4. 4. It Only Takes One
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    March 2 1997
    44min
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    There's trouble at Big Sky, as Lauren tries to improve the balance sheet, meantime fighting a rear-guard action to quell the rising dissent and anxiety from the troops.
  5. 5. Growing Pains
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    March 9 1997
    44min
    13+
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    When his best mate Shane is jilted, Scotty commits to cheering him up. He moves Shane into his flat and takes him for his first parachute jump. The boys are playing hard and Scotty thinks Shane is handling the break up well. On a second jump a horrified Scotty watches as the parachute fails to open and Shane plunges to his death.
  6. 6. Good Luck Baby
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    March 16 1997
    44min
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    Chris and Lauren head for a weekend at Sir Douglas Ogilvie's, a wealthy industrialist and friend of Lauren's considering investing in Big Sky. Jimbo is stuck minding his girlfriend's dog Baby, who he doesn't like. Baby runs riot at the base, hopping on a plane and ending up in Mudgee, before stowing away on a ute. Jimbo is in major trouble.
  7. 7. No Turning Back
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    March 23 1997
    44min
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    Chris is surprised when his ex-wife, Robbie, turns up on his doorstep, terrified; her date turned violent when she tried to break off their relationship. Chris moves into protective mode, and lets her back into the house.
  8. 8. Lost And Found
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    March 31 1997
    45min
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    Having been forced to spend the day with his father having been sent home from school, Chris's son Jack (Joshua Smith) is in a plane that crashes in the outback.
  9. 9. Coming To Terms
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    March 31 1997
    44min
    13+
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    Chris and Robbie panic when their son Jack goes missing. They spend a few anxious hours searching before he turns up on Chris' doorstep, wanting to live with his dad now. Robbie's suspicions that Jack is unhappy about the new man in her life have been confirmed.
  10. 10. Balloon Girl
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    April 7 1997
    45min
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    Jimbo dreams of a woman in a hot air balloon, and is astounded to meet her in real life. Smitten, Claire also quickly develops feelings for him and their whirlwind relationship takes off. Sharing a love of flying, Claire takes Jimbo for a balloon ride and reveals her wish to have a large family.
  11. 11. Duke Of Yarrigul
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    April 14 1997
    44min
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    Scotty is having a bad day. First his girlfriend Jen tells him she's leaving him for another woman. Then the angry producer of a film he's flying props and rushes to accuses him of running cocaine to the cast and crew and threatening the whole shoot.
  12. 12. Great Expectations
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    April 21 1997
    45min
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    Lauren is about to secure a contract flying prized Yellow Fin tuna from the south coast to connect with international flights to Tokyo, when a practical joke grounds Chris's plane, putting the deal in jeopardy.
  13. 13. Sweet Revenge
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    April 28 2017
    44min
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    Love is in the air at Big Sky. Lexie and Lauren discover they have not only fallen for the same guy but that he is using them to carry out a robbery. The women set a trap for the traitor only to find themselves trapped.
  14. 14. Mortal Stakes
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    May 5 1997
    44min
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    Jimbo and Lexie take shots of a waterfront mansion. Next door, a politically sensitive meeting is taking place. Later, the Big Sky office, Lexie's and Jimbo's flats are all ransacked, and the photos stolen. Fortunately Lexie has made copies, and she and Jimbo study them to see what makes them so hot.
  15. 15. The Sky Is Calling
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    May 12 1997
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    When Lauren insists Chris takes a wealthy woman for flying lessons he is less than impressed. But Gillian is friendly, timid and self deprecating. He's disappointed when she ends the lessons abruptly. Not long after she resurfaces, determined to pick up where she left off.
  16. 16. Mile Low Club
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    May 19 1997
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    The death of a pilot that he trained with throws Jimbo. It is the second death in eighteen months and even Jimbo's teflon coating can't protect him any more. He has a dream about flying his mate to heaven, where his mate tells him he's next in line for "the mile low club".
  17. 17. Simple Twist Of Fate
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    May 26 1997
    44min
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    Accompanying Lauren to an aviation do, Chris is attracted to Kate Vernon, the PR person for the venue. Kate and Chris enjoy a joy flight next day, during which he learns her husband died recently. Attraction builds to a kiss, and they arrange a date for that night.
  18. 18. Triskadelaphobia
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    June 2 1997
    45min
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    It's Friday 13th and nobody is around, so Big Sky is closed for the day. It also happens to be Lauren's birthday. Unfortunately, she spends it tied to a chair with Chris while Peruvian gangsters hold guns on them.
  19. 19. Mac's Time
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    June 9 1997
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    Jimbo meets up with an old school friend, Mac, in the street, and is stunned to witness a robbery, Mac being the driver of the getaway car. Jimbo agonises over whether to dob his mate in or not, when Mac turns up at the base.
  20. 20. Fly Me To The Moon
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    June 16 1997
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    Carrying a load of money back to Sydney from a country race track, Chris receives an odd distress call from nearby. He diverts and lands. Suddenly lights blind him. Through them he sees the silhouettes of small creatures behind the brush. He passes out and awakes to discover the money has been stolen.
  21. 21. It's No Secret
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    June 23 1997
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    The day to day hassles of trying to run Big Sky with too little capital are taking their toll on Lauren. And when she has a brush with her old life, in the form of rich and handsome Angus Galloway and two of her girlfriends, she is left ruing what she has lost.
  22. 22. Boxed In
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    June 30 1997
    45min
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    A fight between Chris and Lauren escalates to the point where Chris resigns at the same moment as Lauren sacks him. He is surprised to discover she has taken his action seriously and hired a new chief pilot, Jane.
  23. 23. Paradise
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    July 7 1997
    44min
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    Scotty and Lexie make an emergency landing in a remote area. Injured, they are taken in by a hippy community of women. They discover their presence in the seemingly idyllic society has upset the status quo.
  24. 24. The Return Of Jimbo James
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    July 14 1997
    44min
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    Jimbo runs into an old girlfriend, Jodie, and is stunned to learn he is her young son Max's father. Jimbo is sceptical, given he's been told he is infertile. However, Jodie's insistence there was no-one else at the time, and Jimbo's desperate hope there is a chance he can have children, quickly leads him to accept Max as his.
  25. 25. Future, Past And Present
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    July 21 1997
    44min
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    An old man, Fred Morgan, dies on Jimbo's plane. Using clues garnered from a trunk Frank was to collect, Jimbo and Chris unravel Fred's story. This involved a bank robbery, a treasure buried for twenty years, the "Wall of Death" motorbike and various other circus tricks and characters and finally, the revelation that Fred was in fact Jimbo's grandfather.
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Directors
Scott Hartford-DavisAndrew ProwseViktors RitelisMike SmithRussell BurtonKate Dennis
Network
Southern Star
Amazon Maturity Rating
13+ Teens. Learn more
Supporting actors
Martin HendersonLisa BaumwolRobyn Cruze