Spielberg's Role: Director, Producer
US Release Date: 1989
is the remake of the 1943 movie A Guy Named Joe.
Spielberg was the Executive Producer for this film.
Ironically, in the movie Poltergeist (a film written by
Spielberg) the family was watching A Guy Named Joe.
It seems Spielberg had high regards for the original film
for some time.
is a pilot who drops water on forest fires at very low
heights. His intended Dorinda is also a pilot who doubles
as a radio controller for the pilots who do this work.
Pete always takes chances, confident that his skill will
bring him through. One day it doesn't and he is killed.
He finds himself returning as an invisible ghost who's
presence is barely felt giving advice to his successor.
Pete then finds that his successor is also falling in
love with Dorinda.