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The Great Skycopter Rescue (1980)

 |  Action, Adventure  |  1980 (USA)
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When oil is discovered in a small-town, some greedy prospectors hire a gang of wild bikers to scare the townsfolk away. However, when a group of young pilots stumble across the underhanded plot, they plan an effective retaliation.

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When oil is discovered in a small-town, some greedy prospectors hire a gang of wild bikers to scare the townsfolk away. However, when a group of young pilots stumble across the underhanded plot, they plan an effective retaliation.

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I Thought This Was a Bad Drug Trip--and I Never Took Drugs
1 March 2006 | by (Knoxville, TN) – See all my reviews

I saw this once on a very late Late Show when I was a teenager, and it was already culturally passé then. It reeked of the same vibe that gave us "The Dukes of Hazzard" and "Smokey and the Bandit" and all those other car chase shows. It used the music that we now know as the theme for Monday Night Football on its soundtrack too.

At that time in our History, we were in this weird state of frustration as a nation. Our leaders were either aloof or outright corrupt. Our economy was a shambles. We hated ourselves just as we were "supposed" to be loving ourselves, it being the Bicentennial. We were into cathartic nihilism. Which is what this movie attempted to deliver.

Anyway, this movie was predictable when it tried to be original, hokey when it tried to be cool, dull when it tried to be exciting, and showed every penny of its budget, which wasn't much.

Who needs to see falling bowling-pin bombs in slow motion, anyway?


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