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The American Way (1986)

R  |   |  Comedy, Sci-Fi  |  13 November 1987 (USA)
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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 ... See full summary »

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Tesla
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Ace
James Aubrey ...
Claude
Al Matthews ...
Benedict
William Armstrong ...
Jerry
Michael Ho ...
Minh
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Sam (as Derek Hoxby)
Nigel Pegram ...
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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13 November 1987 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Riders of the Storm  »

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Trivia

Feature debut for director Maurice Phillips. 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 »

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Features The Devil Rides Out (1968) See more »

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Lucky Me
Performed by Icehouse
Written by Iva Davies & Bob Kretschmer (as Bob Kretschmer)
Published by I.D. Music / R.G.K. Music
Courtesy of Chrysalis Records Inc.
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RIDERS OF THE STORM! It's The American Way.
30 November 1999 | by (Hamilton, Ontario) – See all my reviews

Sorry. I can't think of a better summary.

Riders Of The Storm rules. It's very, very funny, and at the same time, I felt it was very dramatic. I was suprised it's very little known, (maybe because it had a low budget and was filmed in 16mm) but it is well worth watching. It is not a waste of time at all (not like our 'friend', Mr. Maltin tells us) in fact watch it over and over and over and then...watch it some more!


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