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The American Way (1986)

A group of Vietnam vets disturbs television programs from a B-29 airplane. They want to sabotage Mrs Westinghouse's political campaign who is running for the Senate in support of US ... See full summary »

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The Captain
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Tesla
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Ace
James Aubrey ...
Claude
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Benedict
William Armstrong ...
Jerry
Michael Ho ...
Minh
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Sam (as Derek Hoxby)
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Mrs. Westinghouse
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Don
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Irving
Jeff Harding ...
Doug
Linda Lou Allen ...
Mary
Norman Chancer ...
Dr. King
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Linda
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A group of Vietnam vets disturbs television programs from a B-29 airplane. They want to sabotage Mrs Westinghouse's political campaign who is running for the Senate in support of US military involvement in South America. Mrs Westinghouse orders some nuclear missiles to be launched against the saboteurs, but they manage to avoid the impact and even succeed in exposing a big secret of hers. Written by Salvatore Santangelo <pappagone2@libero.it>

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Truth, justice...

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Comedy | Sci-Fi

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13 November 1987 (USA)  »

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Riders of the Storm  »

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1.33 : 1
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Last cinema film of Manning Redwood. See more »

Goofs

When Sam is picked up from the building, with a rope ladder hanging from the belly of the the B-29, for a brief moment the landing skids of a helicopter are visible.

However, as the Aspect ratio listed for the film is 1.33 : 1 (negative ratio) 1.85 : 1 (intended ratio), it leads me to believe we're seeing things that were meant to be "matted" out at the top and bottom to make the aspect ratio 1.85 : 1. There is also a scene where the religious group is shooting or doing a commercial and we see a boom microphone at the bottom of the screen. This also would have been "matted" out at 1.85 : 1. See more »

Crazy Credits

The closing credits of the film include a video screen showing the film itself being played backwards at high speed. See more »


Soundtracks

Yesterdays Hero
Performed by Gene Pitney
Written by Wally Gold (as Good) / Al Cleveland (as Cleveland) / Aaron Schröder (as Schroder) / Carl Spencer (as Spencer)
Published by Super Songs Unlimited, My Daddy's Music Company
Courtesy of Pitfield Records Inc.
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A surprise gem!
11 March 2011 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I've been collecting Dennis Hopper films for some time. Tonight I decided to watch "Riders of the Storm" and I'm happily impressed! I bought a VHS copy of it on line for less than $2.00, and a DVD version is over $30.! This movie falls in the category of "Off Beat" or beyond.

Hopper played a Vietnam vet in "Apocalpse Now", but this one is much, much closer to one of my all time favorites, "O.C. & Stiggs".

My first reaction (and it's still playing), is that it's a combination of "Max Headroom" and "Pray TV".

Wonderful entertainment if you like the style.

Hope you can find a copy.


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