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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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This was the first Australian time travel film. The second, Playing Beatie Bow (1986), was released several months later. See more »

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Surprisingly good pulp adventure
20 June 2009 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I just watched it, having picked up a used copy from Amazon and I was shocked at how good it was! I expected the worst, based upon all the horrible fan reviews. Is it as good as Indiana? No, probably not, but there were no scenes as absurdly preposterous as those we've seen with Indy either. (Refrigerators and A-bombs?) I wish it were 30 minutes longer, to tie up some loose ends and allow for a more satisfying climax. Still, a solid 7-8 stars in my book. I enjoyed the hero and his plucky girl a lot and found them more believable than the typical Hollywood stars. I just like Aussies I guess. The soundtrack reminded me very much of Sky Captain.


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