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The American Way (1986)

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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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Cast

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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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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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Feature debut for director Maurice Phillips. See more »

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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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References Close Encounters of the Third Kind (1977) See more »

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The Madness Of It All
Performed by The Ward Brothers
Written by Graham Ward
Published by Virgin Music
Courtesy of Siren Records
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Presidential candidate riding on religious support
18 April 2005 | by (Finland) – See all my reviews

The film dates from the time when Reagan was supporting the fundamentalist Christian movement. In the story the candidate woes support from a religious group, which has a strong resemblance to the style of Jehovah's witnesses and their publications. Quite hilarious especially if you are familiar with witnesses.

Dennis Hopper creates a great performance as mad captain and he's not the only mad character in this movie. The captain's crew is formed by Vietnam veterans who fly B52 bomber-converted to pirate TV-station plane. They decide to start their own campaign to expose a candidate whom they know to be a war monger planning to take the nation to another war.


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