The Arrow

Year 1997
Run Time 180min
Genre Drama

Based on the true story of how Canada built — and then destroyed — the world’s most advanced fighter plane at the height of the Cold War, this gripping and critically acclaimed miniseries follows the Avro team under the leadership of charismatic president Crawford Gordon (Aykroyd), as they race to build the supersonic jet. Unfortunately, conflicting political agendas and pressure from the US ultimately unravel their dream, and the program is cancelled in 1959. Though the record-breaking Arrow itself does not survive, its creation remains a high benchmark in Canadian and international aerospace achievement.

The Arrow won nine awards, including six Geminis. Please note the long running time of this film.


The Arrow was originally aired as a miniseries and can be watched as a film or in two parts. 






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