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Writer:
Coleman Francis (writer)
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I like coffee! See more »
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 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] [coffee as calming influence]The characters repeatedly offer each other coffee as a welcoming gesture, then later relax drinking coffee.See more »
Goofs:
Continuity: A boat at the lake changes completely between shots.See more »
Quotes:
Suzy Belmont:What do you suppose would happen if you poured acid into someone's parachute?See more »
Movie Connections:
Soundtrack:
HaSo - Stratosphere BoogieSee more »

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5 out of 5 people found the following review useful.
Bombs away!, 10 June 2004
Author: MadMatt7

Little could directors like Coleman Francis, Roger Corman, and Hal Warren imagine that their catastrophic pieces of celluloid excrement would, one day, bring so much joy to future generations. With the help of Mike, Joel, and a couple of robots, of course. Make no mistake, "Skydivers", along with "Plan 9 From Outer Space", "Manos, the Hands of Fate", etc... represents film-making at its lowest level. Lousy directing, flimsy storyline, complete lack of character development, crappy lighting, botched sound, laughable continuity, and, what might be the worst acting I've ever seen all make for a uniquely surreal experience.

While on the subject of acting, I, and other reviewers, are not kidding when we say that every actor seems to be reading from cue cards. After enduring "Skydivers", I immediately watched another MST3K masterpiece, "Sidehackers". As bad as "Sidehackers" was, Ross Hagen (Rommel, "I read your book, you magnificent S.O.B.!") was Laurence Olivier compared to Anthony Cardoza. So, in its raw form, I would highly recommend avoiding this hack job at all costs. However, if you're a fan of MST3K, this is actually one of the best episodes I've seen.

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