The Runway is inspired by the true story of a South American pilot who had a bumpy landing near Mallow, Co. Cork in 1983. Against all odds, the people of the town came together to build a runway to get him home and briefly caught the imagination of the nation. It is the story of Paco, a young boy without a father who adopts the pilot and convinces the town to build a runway to get him home.
This small independent Irish film has been getting rave reviews and has won all sorts of international awards. Well worth a view. Many will already be familiar with the original story fromits frequent appearances on Reeling in the Years!