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Sky Bandits (1986)

PG  |   |  Action, Adventure, War  |  31 October 1986 (USA)
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Through a series of circumstances, a pair of Old West gunfighters end up as fighter pilots in World War I.

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Barney
Jeff Osterhage ...
Luke
Ronald Lacey ...
Fritz
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Bannock
Valérie Steffen ...
Yvette
Ingrid Held ...
Mitsou
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Keith Buckley ...
Von Schlussel
Nicholas Frankau ...
Ffolkes
Conrad Asquith ...
Hawkins
David English ...
Hamilton
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Nicky
Simon Harrison ...
Aldiss
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Countess Olga
Tony Sibbald ...
Car salesman
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Storyline

When two cowboys are captured in the old west trying to rob a bank, they are exiled to the front lines of World War I to fight alongside the British. They get into a bet to see if they can fly a Gunbus, they do but then end up in another base under an officer who is determined to hunt down a German airship. Written by bob the moo

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There's a new kind of adventure in the air.


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31 October 1986 (USA)  »

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Gunbus  »

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$18,000,000 (estimated)

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$2,295,500 (USA)
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The film holds the record (2002) for the largest number of craftsmen and technicians employed on a dramatic feature, with 532. The crew built enormous sets for war scenes, constructed buildings that were to be exploded, and built airplanes similar to those used in 1917. See more »

Goofs

In this film the officers rank insignia were on their shoulder epaulets as on WWII and modern British Army officers uniforms. In the first world war officers rank was shown on the sleeve cuffs. See more »

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Referenced in From Hollywood to Deadwood (1988) See more »

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University of Hollywood Flight Song
Composed by Thom Keyes & Fred Woessner (as Fred Woesner)
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action pack adventure
15 April 2008 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

saw this movie in the theater when it came out in 86 just a fun to watch romp set in ww1 that the whole family can watch is it full of state of the art special effects? no but they did use real planes and pilots. you get a glimpse of what it was like during that time period. throw in a dash of irreverent comedy. a spoon of slapstick,and and a wacky cast as they set out to fight Germany . if you like the older movies operation petticoat, wackiest ship in the army

or up periscope. then this is your kind of movie. as the title says 2 bank robbers escape the law by joining the army and follows them on their adventure as they stumble through WWI


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