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Sky Bandits (1986)

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:
Scott McGinnis ...
Barney
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Luke
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Fritz
...
Bannock
Valérie Steffen ...
Yvette
Ingrid Held ...
Mitsou
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Chalky
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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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PG | See all certifications »
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Release Date:

31 October 1986 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Gunbus  »

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Box Office

Budget:

$18,000,000 (estimated)

Gross:

$2,295,500 (USA)
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1.85 : 1
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Trivia

This movie was released internationally under the title "Gun-Bus", which was one of the Great War slang terms for one of the planes in the film. 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 »

Connections

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

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Welcome to the Mess Hall
Composed by Slim Gaillard
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Gunbus is a better title

I bought this movie for a laugh and boy did I get one, well more than one to be honest. In the UK this movie is called Gunbus, which is a much better title than Sky Pirates, especially as there are no pirates in this film or anything even resembling a pirate.

Its badly acted and directed and the script is very dodgy (I think I saw a few swastika's in there and this film is set during WW1 predating the nazis by a long way!) It is however very easy to laugh at as it so utterly pathetic. Even the "flashy" titles cant save this stinker.

A movie starring cowboys and made by them by the looks of things!


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