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Cloud Dancer (1980)

PG  |   |  Adventure, Drama  |  May 1980 (USA)
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Fictionalized account of a competition aerobatic pilot.

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Tom Loomis
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Cindy
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Jean Randolph
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Edith Randolph (as Arnette Jens Zerbe)
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Dr. Putnam
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Caroline Sheldon (as Nina Van Pallandt)
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Walt Lawson
Jorge Cervera Jr. ...
Mexican Drug Dealer
James Giese II ...
Tall Drug Dealer
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Curtis Pitts
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Richard Ellman Kennedy ...
Doug Holmes
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Fictionalized account of a competition aerobatic pilot.

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Kung-Fu Flying!
30 September 2004 | by (Seattle, WA) – See all my reviews

I remember seeing parts of this movie back in the 80's on Showtime or HBO or The Movie Channel or something like that, and being somewhat taken aback that they were showing aerobatics in prop-driven airplanes in a movie that wasn't a period piece!

I had a very difficult time tracking this down to rent, and had to pay a $150.00 deposit when I finally did.

The first 10 minutes alone were worth the price of the rental: excellent shots from inside and outside of the cockpit, fairly well edited. Anyone who is remotely interested in aerobatic flying will love this film.

As for the rest, the acting was poor and the plot was worse. But the flying made it all worthwhile!

PS They did an excellent job of making it look like David Carradine was actually flying the airplane. I assume that they used a two-place Pitts for the inside-cockpit shots, and Mr. Carradine really made it look like he was flying, rather than just being along for the ride! Fung-Ku pilot! It would have been better if they'd had him pack all his belongings in a tiny bedroll and head for the next airport on foot or something else more in the spirit of his old TV show.


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