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Sky Pirates (1986)

PG-13 | | Adventure, Sci-Fi | May 1988 (USA)
Air force Lieutenant Harris starts for a flight to Boa Boa, on board Reverend Mitchell with a box containing a part of a top-secret extraterrestrial key. They get lost in a supernatural ... See full summary »

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(screenplay) (as John Lamond), (additional material) (as Rob Moubray) | 1 more credit »
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Cast overview, first billed only:
John Hargreaves ...
Lt.Harris
Meredith Phillips ...
Max Phipps ...
Savage
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O'Reilly
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Rev. Mitchell
Alex Scott ...
Gen. Hackett
David Parker ...
Hayes
Adrian Wright ...
Valentine
Peter Cummins ...
Col. Brien
Tommy Dysart ...
Bartender
Arron Wayne Cull ...
Logan (as Wayne Cull)
Alex Menglet ...
Sullivan
Nigel Bradshaw ...
Spencer
Chris Gregory ...
Appleton
John Murphy ...
Gus
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Air force Lieutenant Harris starts for a flight to Boa Boa, on board Reverend Mitchell with a box containing a part of a top-secret extraterrestrial key. They get lost in a supernatural storm and find themselves after an emergency landing in kind of a Bermuda triangle, 5,000 miles off their course. Home again, no one believes Harris' story, and his crew suspiciously denies it too. Harris is thrown in jail, but manages to escape. Together with Mitchell's daughter he seeks the lost part of the key and its secret. Written by Tom Zoerner <Tom.Zoerner@informatik.uni-erlangen.de>

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Second of two Australian theatrical feature film collaborations between actor 'John Hargreaves (I)' and director 'Colin Eggleston'. Their first had been Long Weekend (1978) about eight years earlier. See more »

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An exercise in how not to do everything in a film.
7 January 2005 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

There are good films I have seen. There are good films I won't bother watching e.g. Love Story. There are poor films of good books, which is annoying. There are bad films that are so bad that they get a cult following. Then below that there are films that the word bad isn't enough, i.e. There's bad films and there's BAD.

I cannot find a single redeeming factor to this film. It is obvious that this film had a household sized budget, but that is no excuse for poor dialogue hanging plot lines, disjointed direction, poor acting, and the list goes on. It is unfortunate that I cannot give this film a score of 0.

The only way I could recommend this film is to film students as an exercise in how not to do everything in a film.


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