Helicopter Adventure - Prison Survival - Family Struggle
A Private Heaven is an adventure-filled drama based on a true story. Like Norman Maclean's A River Run Through It, this is the story of two brothers as opposite as Cain and Abel.
When Dave, the impulsive, younger brother completes his tour of duty in Vietnam, he moves his young family to Newfoundland, where he embarks on a challenging, often dangerous career as a helicopter pilot. Dave's older brother, a six-foot-four, muscle-bound convict, has Hollywood good looks, a charming smile, and a serious penchant for violence.
With the stunningly beautiful island of Newfoundland as one backdrop and the Oklahoma State Penitentiary as the other, A Private Heaven is brimming with helicopters, rescues, icebergs, poachers, a prison rodeo, and even a prime minister's wife.
Dave quickly learns the harsh realities of bush flying and wonders what will explode first - his fragile marriage or his beat-up, antique helicopter.