The movie The Aviator was based on the book The Aviator.
Movie details for The Aviator
The movie was released in 1985 and directed by George Miller, who also directed The Witches of Eastwick (1987), Andre (1994) and Robinson Crusoe (1997). The Aviator was produced by MGM (Video & DVD). More information on the movie is available on Amazon.com and also IMDb.
Actors on this movie include Christopher Reeve, Rosanna Arquette, Jack Warden, Sam Wanamaker, Scott Wilson, Tyne Daly, Marcia Strassman, Will Hare, Robert Pierce (II), Glenn Neufeld, Frano Lasic, Ron Travis, Jeff Harding, Paul Reid Roman, Paul Lichtman, Timothy Stack and Larry B. Williams.