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The Great Skycopter Rescue (1980)

When oil is discovered in a small-town, some greedy prospectors hire a gang of wild bikers to scare the townsfolk away. However, when a group of young pilots stumble across the underhanded plot, they plan an effective retaliation.

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Lawrence David Foldes (as Lawrence D. Foldes)

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Lawrence David Foldes (screenplay) (as Lawrence D. Foldes), Henry Edwards (screenplay) | 2 more credits »
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William Marshall ... Mr. Jason
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Russell Johnson ... Professor Benson
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Terri Taylor Terri Taylor ... Susie
Richard C. Adams Richard C. Adams ... Mr. Franks
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Kim Johnson Kim Johnson ... Beth
John Carter John Carter ... Ratso
Jeanne Baird ... Sara Lieberman
Stanley Isaacs ... Burger Joint Manager
Michael Donovan O'Donnell Michael Donovan O'Donnell ... Electric Weany (as Michael O'Donnel)
Michael O'Brian Michael O'Brian ... Deputy Sheriff
Gay Goodenough Gay Goodenough ... Disco Waitress
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When oil is discovered in a small-town, some greedy prospectors hire a gang of wild bikers to scare the townsfolk away. However, when a group of young pilots stumble across the underhanded plot, they plan an effective retaliation.

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

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1980 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Am Himmel ist die Hölle los See more »

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Star Cinema See more »
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Mono

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Color
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Spoofs Apocalypse Now (1979) See more »

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Stunt Pilot
16 April 2013 | by george_bass_0See all my reviews

Altho this movie will leave most people feeling rather empty, wishing they had spent the money elsewhere, there is some significant material contained in the movie.

The first, and perhaps the one redeeming item is that the primary stunt pilot in this movie was; 1.) A WOMAN (in 1980 that was VERY NEW), & 2.) This woman stunt pilot was also the FIRST WOMAN TO BECOME A CERTIFIED GYROPLANE INSTRUCTOR, IN THE UNITED STATES.!!!

Her name is Marion Springer. She is now in her 80's and still flying those crazy gyros. What a terrific lady.

It was my great pleasure to meet her not long ago, at a gyro meeting.

Blue skies and following winds to you all,

George Bass


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