On a Wing and a Prayer: release date, trailer, cast and everything we know about the Dennis Quaid movie
On a Wing and a Prayer is based on a true story.
Dennis Quaid and company take to the skies to bring an incredible true story to screens in the new movie On a Wing and a Prayer.
Based on the 2009 event that saw a father forced to take control of the private plane carrying him and his family after the pilot suffers a fatal heart attack, On a Wing and a Prayer is being promoted as a story of "faith and survival." It joins another faith-based story hoping for a strong reception in 2023, Jesus Revolution.
Here is everything that you need to know about On a Wing and a Prayer.
On a Wing and a Prayer release date
Movie fans can watch On a Wing and a Prayer starting April 7, as the movie is going to stream exclusively on Prime Video in just about all regions where the streaming service is available.
On a Wing and a Prayer plot
Here is the official synopsis of On a Wing and a Prayer from Amazon Studios:
"In this extraordinary true story of faith and survival, On a Wing and a Prayer follows passenger Doug White's harrowing journey to safely land a plane and save his entire family from insurmountable danger after their pilot dies unexpectedly mid-flight."
The script was written by Brian Egeston (House of Payne).
On a Wing and a Prayer cast
Dennis Quaid is playing Doug White in On a Wing and a Prayer. Quaid has been working in Hollywood for decades, with many popular movies over the years, including Breaking Away, The Right Stuff, Great Balls of Fire, The Parent Trap, Traffic, The Rookie and The Day After Tomorrow. More recently, he has starred in movies like A Dog's Purpose, American Underdog and Strange World.
Heather Graham stars alongside Quaid as Doug's wife. Graham is best known for her roles in movies like Boogie Nights, Austin Powers: The Spy Who Shagged Me and The Hangover. She's also appeared on TV in Angie Tribeca, Get Shorty and The Stand.
Jesse Metcalfe rounds out the main cast of the movie, playing a character named Kai who is an experienced pilot and tries to help Doug land the plane. Metcalfe's career credits include Desperate Housewives, John Tucker Must Die, Dallas and God's Not Dead 2.
Other members of the cast include Anna Enger Ritch, Brandon Quinn, Rachel Markarian, Brett Rice, Rocky Myers, Selena Anduze, Wilbur Fitzgerald, James Healy Jr., Jessi Case and Abigail Rhyne.
On a Wing and a Prayer trailer
Watch the trailer for On a Wing and a Prayer right here:
On a Wing and a Prayer director
Sean McNamara stepped behind the camera to direct On a Wing and a Prayer. McNamara has more than 70 directing credits to his name in both movie and TV, including The King's Daughter, The Miracle Season and Soul Surfer, the latter of which he worked with Dennis Quaid on.
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Michael Balderston is a DC-based entertainment and assistant managing editor for What to Watch, who has previously written about the TV and movies with TV Technology, Awards Circuit and regional publications. Spending most of his time watching new movies at the theater or classics on TCM, some of Michael's favorite movies include Casablanca, Moulin Rouge!, Silence of the Lambs, Children of Men, One Flew Over the Cuckoos Nest and Star Wars. On the TV side he enjoys Peaky Blinders, The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel, Saturday Night Live, Only Murders in the Building and is always up for a Seinfeld rerun. Follow on Letterboxd (opens in new tab).