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25 March 1964 (USA) See more »
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The blazing adventure of the men and planes who rocket to the very edge of outer space!
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A young Air Force lieutenant falls in love with fighter planes while his father, a Congressman and war hero, yearns for him to fly heavy bombers. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
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Cast

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Directed by
Will Zens 
 
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Will Zens 

Produced by
Richard Bertea .... associate producer
Will Zens .... producer
 
Cinematography by
Leif Rise 
 
Film Editing by
Michael David 
 
Production Management
Robert Sands .... production manager
 
Sound Department
Michael David .... sound
Mark Thomas .... sound effects
 
Music Department
Stephen Paul .... music selection
 
Other crew
Brooks Morris .... technical advisor (as Brooks Morris Capt. USAF)
R. Whitaker .... technical advisor (as R. Whitaker Maj. USAF)
 

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78 min
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Color (Technicolor)
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1.37 : 1 See more »
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14 out of 15 people found the following review useful.
Watch it only if you're an F-104 fan., 12 April 2007
Author: genedigennaro from United States

I am an F-104 Starfghter nut. It is my favorite aircraft.

This film had the opportunity to be a real interesting film, since the F-104 was a very high performance jet fighter. There could have been scenes showing the airplane's incredible climbing ability to 75,000ft or more. Perhaps a few scenes of zero length launches from a flat bed trailer. For some light moments perhaps some banter between the international pilots and USAF pilots would show a humorous cultural barrier. Much like "Breaking the Sound Barrier", this film could have been a real cult movie for aviation buffs. However that chance was wasted, the slow pace and boring dialog make this hard even for me to watch.

If you like '104s keep the fast forward button handy.

By the way, "poopysuit" is a a nickname for an anti-exposure suit. It's worn by pilots when flying over cold water.

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