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Director:
Writers:
Robert Boris (screenplay)
Robert Boris (story)
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Release Date:
30 January 1973 (USA) See more »
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Tagline:
Before Blue Thunder, There Was ... Birds of Prey
Plot:
Harry Walker, X-military pilot, works for a radio station in Salt Lake City as a traffic helicopter pilot... See more » | Add synopsis »
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Cast

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David Janssen ... Harry Walker

Ralph Meeker ... Jim McAndrew
Elayne Heilveil ... Teresa Jane
Harry Klekas ... Captain Slater
Sam Dawson ... Inspector Sinclair
Don Wilbanks ... Trucker
James W. Gavin ... Police Pilot
Paul Grace ... Robber #1
Wayne D. Wilkinson ... Robber #2
Larry Peacy ... Robber #3
Larry Doll ... Robber #4

Directed by
William A. Graham 
 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Robert Boris  screenplay
Robert Boris  story
Rupert Hitzig  story

Produced by
Alan A. Armer .... producer
Roger Gimbel .... executive producer
 
Original Music by
Jack Elliott 
Allyn Ferguson 
 
Cinematography by
Jordan Cronenweth 
 
Film Editing by
Jim Benson 
 
Casting by
Jack G. Roberts 
 
Costume Design by
Ray Summers 
 
Makeup Department
Bob Stein .... makeup artist
 
Production Management
Robert Huddleston .... unit production manager (as Bob Huddleston)
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Phil Rawlins .... first assistant director
 
Art Department
Tom Fairbanks .... property master
 
Sound Department
Dean Gilmore .... sound mixer
 
Special Effects by
Ira Anderson Jr. .... special effects
 
Stunts
Jesse Wayne .... stunt coordinator
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Gary R. Dodd .... key grip
Frank M. Holgate .... camera operator
Gary Holt .... gaffer
Thomas Del Ruth .... assistant camera (uncredited)
 
Other crew
Paul Cameron .... executive production supervisor
James W. Gavin .... aerial supervisor
Joyce King .... script supervisor
Peter Lake .... assistant to producer
Denis McCallion .... production assistant (uncredited)
 
Crew believed to be complete


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81 min
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The Hughes 500C that "Walker" flew throughout the film is one of the few turbine-engine helicopters (worldwide) which is flown single-pilot from the left seat. Since people tend to scan visually from left to right... the same way they read a book... it was more effective to have Walker in a left-facing helicopter like the 500C, as opposed to say, a Bell JetRanger, or a Fairchild FH-1100 which are flown from the right seat. Director William A. Graham shot all of the close-ups from the left side of the ship, usually looking slightly upward, with a tight depth-of-field. This threw everything behind Walker's shoulders out of focus. However, this was a dual-control ship! Note particularly the take-off after Walker fueled-up from the tanker truck. If you look closely (despite the fuzzy focus) you can readily see that the right-seat position looks unusually lumpy. That's because the film pilot who was doing the actual flying, was crouched in there, under a black shroud.See more »
Quotes:
Jim McAndrew:Hey Walker, remember how we used to make simultaneous approaches on intersecting runways?See more »

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7 out of 7 people found the following review useful.
Birds of Prey (1973), 31 January 2005
Author: campingboat from United States

Frist time I saw this movie I thought that was the best helicopter action movie I have ever seen.The best part is when two helicopters fly inside the warehouse and just miss the I beam while flying around and the blade from the helicopter were moving up and down.I love the way it fly hard left to right and right to left take off while the dirt and sand flying up in the air.I know there so much more to tell but it just been so long time .They did a good job making that movie.I don't think they can make a better movie than this if it an update movie it real and danger that what make a great movie.Even so I am deaf and not understand. The Action tell it all! I been long waiting for it to come on DVD

Hopefully very soon. Ron Simpson

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