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Sky Bandits (1986)

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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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Cast overview, first billed only:
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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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Chalky
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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bank | pilot | cowboy | old car | bank robbery | See more »

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


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PG | See all certifications »
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31 October 1986 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Gunbus  »

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Budget:

$18,000,000 (estimated)

Gross:

$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 »

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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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Welcome to the Mess Hall
Composed by Slim Gaillard
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Rubbish
27 February 2012 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

I watched this today and am still trying to decide whether the makers deliberately set out to make as rubbish a film as possible in the hope that it might be considered a cult classic. This has nothing going for it. Dire acting, dreadful special effects, laughable model aircraft and comic action. If they spent $18m on this then it must have been on bribes to get it released in the 1st place !!!!. All the actors, some of whom should really have known better, perform so badly it made me wonder if they actually realised how rubbish this is and gave up immediately. If you want to laugh at a truly awful film that shows how to waste money producing dross then this is something you will enjoy. It is just about the worst film I have ever seen.


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