The Great Wallendas 44 years old

Made-for-TV movie, tells the true story of the Great Wallendas, a family of circus acrobats famous for their seven-person high wire pyramid act, that one night ended in tragedy.


The Great Wallendas Cast

Name Character
William Sadler He was 27, now 72 years old as Dieter Schmidt
Lloyd Bridges He was 65, 85 years old when he died as Karl Wallenda
Britt Ekland She was 35, now 80 years old as Jenny Wallenda
Michael McGuire He was 51, 92 years old when he died as Arnold Fielding
Cathy Rigby She was 25, now 70 years old as Jana Schmidt
Bruce Ornstein He was 21, now 66 years old as Mario Wallenda
John van Dreelen He was 55, 70 years old when he died as Herman Wallenda
Taina Elg She was 47, now 92 years old as Helen Wallenda

The Great Wallendas Crew

Name Department
Patrick McMahon as Editor. He was 181 (55) years old when He died Editing
Eric Albertson as Editor. Editing
Bob Bailin as Cinematography. Crew
Bill Couch as Stunt Coordinator. Crew
Larry Elikann as Director. He was 57 (83) years old when He died Directing
Hank McCann as Casting. Production
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The Great Wallendas (44 years)

  • Release day: Sunday, February 12, 1978
  • Runtime: 98 minutes