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The Great Skycopter Rescue (1980)

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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Electric Weany (as Michael O'Donnel)
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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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Lawnmowers with wings save the day!
9 February 2004 | by (Kaarina, Finland) – See all my reviews

An extremely cute seventies American "action" film.

A Wealthy capitalist wants to get even richer by drilling oil from a recently charted area. He needs to buy the land cheap and hires a motorcycle gang to terrorize the locals into leaving town and selling their property. Local glider builder and radio dj start defending the town with their gliders and skycopters.

If there ever was a film based on a single contraption, this is it! The loosely assembled collection of cliches they called script aims at use of any material involving the self built little gliders that could be described as lawnmowers with wings. Anyhow, what redeems this picture is the wonderful 70's groove that penetrates this film on every level: characterization, costumes and discoing as a favorite pastime to name a few.

Not for the serious viewer, but great for appreciating the wonderful naivety of days gone by. In fact, if it weren't for all those gratuitous shots of titties, this one would be an excellent children's adventure film.

Released on video in Finland in the early eighties.


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