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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
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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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R | See all certifications »
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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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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 »


Soundtracks

Stand By Your Man
Performed by Nigel Pegram & Dave Gibson
Written by Tammy Wynette (as Wynette) / Billy Sherrill (as Sherrill)
Published by EMI Music Publishing Ltd.
Produced by Will Jennings & David Briggs
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Very Very Very Funny
30 August 1999 | by (Lyneham (UK)) – See all my reviews

Riders of the Storm is a little known film starring Dennis Hopper, featuring him as the captain of an ex-USAF electronic warfare aircraft, now dedicated to filling the airwaves with pirate TV broadcasts. Politics, TV evangelism, the USAF, Transvestisism, public access TV: none can escape the cutting observations of this must see film.


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