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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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Cast

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


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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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First cinema feature of Adrian Dunbar. 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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Referenced in From Hollywood to Deadwood (1988) See more »

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Good fantasy adventure
18 June 2011 | by (Pencoed, South Wales) – See all my reviews

I found this tongue in cheek romp rather enjoyable. It is not a serious film, and was never meant to be. I would put it in the same bracket as "Rocket Man". It was similarly set in the first world war, with two Americans helping the British against the Germans.

The two Americans were made to enroll in USA call up for volunteers, by the owner of the bank as punishment for trying to rob his bank.

It made me laugh out loud on several occasions. I was very surprised to see Nicholas Lyndhurst, Rodney from "Only fools and horses" He played the part of chalky an aircraft mechanic.

It did get a bit surreal when the pilots mess was revealed as a circus big top tent, complete with performers.

On the whole worth watching.


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