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Sky Riders (1976)

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Robert Culp plays Bracken, whose life seems perfect until his wife Ellen and their children are kidnapped by terrorists one day. After failed attempts to capture them back by the police, ... See full summary »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
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Auerbach
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Ben
Zouzou ...
Female terrorist (as Zou Zou)
Kenneth Griffith ...
Wasserman
Werner Pochath ...
Number One Terrorist
Antonis Antypas ...
Dimitri (as Anthony Antypas)
Telis Zotos ...
Bracken's secretary
Nikos Tsachiridis ...
Gatekeeper
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Joe (as Ernie Orsatti)
Barbara Trentham ...
Della
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Martin
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Storyline

Robert Culp plays Bracken, whose life seems perfect until his wife Ellen and their children are kidnapped by terrorists one day. After failed attempts to capture them back by the police, Ellen's ex husband enters the fray and plans his own rescue attempt. James Coburn plays McCabe, Ellen's ex-husband who hires a crew of professional hang gliders to help him rescue her and the kids from the terrorist's mountain top lair. Written by Patrick Knightly <pjknight@polsci.umass.edu>

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He's got to get her out, if its the last thing he does! See more »

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Action | Adventure

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21 May 1976 (West Germany)  »

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Assault on the Forbidden Fortress  »

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Trivia

Trade Paper 'Variety' reported that this film "provoked an international incident when a Greek electrician died in an explosion accident. Ironically, no one was seriously injured in the aerial scenes. Producer 'Terry Morse Jr' was arrested, exec producer Sandy Howard was detained in Greece for several weeks, and a $250,000 out-of-court settlement was made." Similarly, 'The New York Times' said that "the off-camera tale behind the film cast a more interesting story than the film itself: when a Greek electrician died during an explosion, the film's producer, Terry Morse Jr., was arrested by the Greek government, and executive producer Sandy Howard was detained in Greece for several weeks. Finally, an out-of-court settlement was reached with the Greek government to release the film producer." See more »

Goofs

During the supposed night-time rescue operation when the rescuers hang-glided in for the rescue, you can clearly see the shadows of the hang gliders on the rocks below them. So, clearly these scenes were shot in the daytime with a dark filter used to make it look like nighttime. See more »

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Utterly ordinary time-waster.
31 October 1999 | by See all my reviews

Utterly ordinary, thoroughly routine and totally forgettable adventure tale that's good only if you want to waste some time -although there are many better time-wasters around. There are no surprises and no attempts at distinguishing this film from dozens of similar films. As for the hand-gliding sequences, many of them are filmed at night and we can barely see what's happening onscreen!


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