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Writer:
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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The Cinematic Disasterpiece of the Talkies Era See more (49 total) »

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)

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] [light aircraft]The same small airstrip found in all his films.See more »
Goofs:
Continuity: A boat at the lake changes completely between shots.See more »
Quotes:
Harry Rowe:Suzy, you're a broad. Get lost!See more »
Movie Connections:
Soundtrack:
HaSo - Stratosphere BoogieSee more »

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7 out of 8 people found the following review useful.
The Cinematic Disasterpiece of the Talkies Era, 25 July 2005
Author: LN_Smithee from San Francisco, California, USA

I was cruising IMDb and was checking out the Bottom 100 because I wanted to see if "Manos" was given a boost after the Entertainment Weekly story. What a pleasant surprise to see that "The Skydivers," the movie that I said was the worst I'd ever seen when I rubbernecked it twenty five years ago, has taken its rightful place at the top…I mean, the bottom.

For a while, I thought perhaps the WOAT tag should have gone to a woeful idea for a teen comedy called "Nice Girls Don't Explode," starring archetypal pretty-girl-trapped-by-a-nerd's-psyche Michelle Meyrink, but then I found my Beta cassette of "Skydivers" and came to my senses.

You've heard of "shoestring budgets" – this movie had a dental floss budget. Everything you need to know about the lack of cash Coleman Francis suffered is in an early scene in which a car – a junker with what looks like latex paint strokes across it – pulls up at the airport. As the car stops, the passenger door flies open. The driver gets out, there is dialogue I can't remember (but I'm sure it was as inane as the infamous coffee line), and the driver and another person get into the car. The driver gets in the driver's seat, the other person gets in the passenger's seat, closes the door, and sticks his arm out the open window to hold the door closed! Francis didn't have a friend who could lend him a car with properly operating doors?

Even the centerpiece of the movie – the skydiving footage – is ridiculously inept. And "Skydivers" has the most unconvincing love scene on celluloid – there's even less chemistry between those two than there was between Hayden Christiansen and Natalie Portman in "Revenge of the Sith." At least "Manos" made a lame attempt at titillation with the ladies wrestling in lingerie.

It's a shame I have to give "Skydivers" one star in order to vote (especially when there are apparent "Manos" anti-fans who are giving "Skydivers" 10 stars). When it comes to bad movies, "Skydivers" is back where it belongs: Number One with an ICBM.

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