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Coleman Francis (writer)
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Plot:
A woman seeks revenge on her former lover, who owns a skydiving business. Full summary » | Full synopsis »
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Cast

  (in credits order)
Kevin Casey ... Beth Rowe
Eric Tomlin ... Joe Moss
Anthony Cardoza ... Harry Rowe (as Tony Cardoza)
Marcia Knight ... Suzy Belmont
Bob Carrano ... Bob
Michael Rae ... Red
Jerry Mann ... Bernie
Keith Walton ... Jim the Photographer
Paul Francis ... Pete

Titus Moede ... Frankie Bonner
Jimmy Bryant ... Himself - Night Jumpers Guitar Player
Rue Barclay ... Himself - Night Jumpers Bass Player
Junior Nichols ... Himself - Night Jumpers Drummer
Harold Hensley ... Himself - Night Jumpers Sax Player
Harold Saunders ... Mr. Morgan (as Howard Saunders)
George Tracy (as George Tracey)
Barbara Francis ... Spectator's Wife
Lynn Merrill ... Lynn
Pandora Russell
Tony DeGeorge
T. Gary Cardoza (as Tony Gary Cardoza)
Tiny Kauffman
Pam Henderson
Linda Henderson
Richard E. Curtis
Mary Thompson
Vicky Knight
Thomas Webb
Michelle Fourzon
Kim Curtis
Gordon Barclay
Shirley Cash
Max Zamora
Donna Stanton
Brian Ivey
Linda Fisher
Kenny Joyner
Judy Cole
David Worth
Neil Jorgensen
Valerie Phelps
Gloria Draper
The Nichols Sisters
Susan Bay
Michael Oberlander
Darla Hall
Comatte Saccente
Julie Williams ... Big Blonde (as Julie Willis)
Gayle Lorelle
Shirley Buckner
Bill Thomson
Bob Grandchamp
Vincent Garquitto
Alan Francis ... Spectator's Son
Bob Knight
Viva McCluer
Marlene Archie
Frederic Downs ... Pharmacist
Ronald Francis ... Spectator's Son

Simone Gad (as Simone Pascal)
Larry Quimby
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Coleman Francis ... Spectator / Gunman in Plane (uncredited)
Jack Kupp ... (uncredited)
Marilyn McRae ... (uncredited)
Monty McRae ... (uncredited)
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Directed by
Coleman Francis 
 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Coleman Francis  writer

Produced by
George Buckner .... executive producer
Helen Buckner .... executive producer
Anthony Cardoza .... producer
Anthony M. Lanza .... associate producer (as Anthony Lanza)
Herman Tomlin .... associate producer
 
Cinematography by
Austin McKinney 
Lee Strosnider 
 
Film Editing by
Bob Lusby 
 
Art Direction by
Mike Harrington 
 
Makeup Department
Tony DeGeorge .... makeup artist
 
Production Management
Bud Wilson .... production manager
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Anthony M. Lanza .... assistant director (as Anthony Lanza)
 
Sound Department
Brandy Kellogg .... sound
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Jack Kupp .... aerial photographer
 
Music Department
John Bath .... musical director
 
Other crew
Robert Banas .... choreographer (as Bob Banas)
John McKenna .... script supervisor
 
Thanks
Cliffie Stone .... special thanks
 

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Additional Details

Also Known As:
"Fiend from Half Moon Bay" - USA (alternative title)
"Panic at Half Moon Bay" - USA (alternative title)
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Runtime:
75 min
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Trivia:
Director Trademark: [Coleman Francis] [vigilante shooting]Joe and Suzy are gunned down by Coleman Francis and the law(?) at the end with no trial or arrest.See more »
Goofs:
Continuity: A small white plane has no registration number on its side on the ground. The registration number is clearly visible in flight.See more »
Quotes:
Joe Moss:Coffee? I LIKE coffee!See more »
Movie Connections:
Soundtrack:
HaSo - Stratosphere BoogieSee more »

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36 out of 42 people found the following review useful.
If I could slap this movie, I would., 9 February 2005
Author: DrClayForrester from Port Huron, MI.

Never before in the annals of cinematic history has there risen a film so intensely stupid that it makes Jeff Foxworthy's "You Might Be A Redneck" monologues look staid and deeply philosophical.

This film stars a thin, joyless, gray man who runs a skydiving school with his large-haired, joyless, gray wife who, it seems, might be cheating on him. It's just as well, because I think he may have also been cheating on her. Really, I don't remember. I just finished watching it, and I cannot remember a single thing about it, other than the fact that a lot of it was gray.

A gray friend of the man is recently released from prison or something, and he comes to work at the school as the gray man's airplane mechanic. A romance of some kind may or may not have sparked between the gray friend and the gray man's gray wife - although my memory of it is a bit hazy - and gray woman and gray friend hatch a plot to kill the gray man (or something like that).

Stuff happens, including reels and reels of stock footage showing people jumping out of planes (gray), as well as a huge dance party inexplicably taking place on the tarmac where the gray man parks his gray plane, complete with various other gray people and music performed by, I would assume, gray musicians. (They were never shown.) The movie ends when somebody dies, but not before Coleman Francis, the evil demon behind this film, as well as the abysmal "Red Zone Cuba", makes his standard bland appearance, looking for all the world like an angry Curly Howard from the Three Stooges, and probably thinking himself pretty clever because of this ridiculous Hitchcockian tribute to himself.

As the title of this review states, I want to hit this movie, over and over again, to quell the feeling that Coleman Francis and his minions have consumed my soul, and I am left a dark, bitter husk of a man.

But maybe that's just me.

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