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The Skydivers (1963)

A woman seeks revenge on her former lover, who owns a skydiving business.

Director:

Coleman Francis

Writer:

Coleman Francis
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Kevin Casey Kevin Casey ... Beth Rowe
Eric Tomlin Eric Tomlin ... Joe Moss
Anthony Cardoza Anthony Cardoza ... Harry Rowe (as Tony Cardoza)
Marcia Knight ... Suzy Belmont
Bob Carrano Bob Carrano ... Bob
Michael Rae Michael Rae ... Red
Jerry Mann Jerry Mann ... Bernie
Keith Walton Keith Walton ... Jim the Photographer
Paul Francis Paul Francis ... Pete
Titus Moede ... Frankie Bonner
Jimmy Bryant Jimmy Bryant ... Himself - Night Jumpers Guitar Player
Rue Barclay Rue Barclay ... Himself - Night Jumpers Bass Player
Junior Nichols Junior Nichols ... Himself - Night Jumpers Drummer
Harold Hensley Harold Hensley ... Himself - Night Jumpers Sax Player
Harold Saunders Harold Saunders ... Mr. Morgan (as Howard Saunders)
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Storyline

A couple own an airfield which makes its money on skydiving in the middle of New Mexico. They are having marital problems because the man is cheating on his wife, but remains she tries to remain true to him. The woman he is cheating with is jealous of the man's wife, so she seduces another guy to conspire with her to kill him. Meanwhile, the wife is cheating on the cheating husband with the husband's old Army buddy... and they all enjoy coffee all the while. Written by Jonah Falcon <jonahnynla@mindspring.com>

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Taglines:

Thrill jumping guys... thrill seeking gals... daring death with every leap! See more »

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

13 November 1963 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Fiend from Half Moon Bay See more »

Filming Locations:

Hemet, California, USA See more »

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Trivia

Coleman Francis: [location] Yucca Mountain See more »

Goofs

During a jump one skydiver is wearing a white jumpsuit in closeup shots, but in long and when they land they are both wearing dark jumpsuits. See more »

Quotes

Suzy Belmont: What do you suppose would happen if you poured acid into someone's parachute?
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Soundtracks

HaSo - Stratosphere Boogie
Written by Jimmy Bryant
Performed by Jimmy Bryant and the Night Jumpers
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Coffee? I like coffee.
16 June 2003 | by KubrickCRM114See all my reviews

Very easily one of the most bungling and unskilled attempts at film making in history. Sound synch is solved by showing other people listening as one person speaks, or just doesn't synch at all. The plot is a real head-scratcher, leaving one wondering who this was supposed to be about, what was the point, who was the beatnik with a chicken under his arm? Everyone appears to be reading directly from cue cards, voices droning on and on, no emphasis or vocal-inflection for these people posing as actors. Skydiving scenes are just stock footage intercut with close-ups of the actors hanging in a soundstage. Coleman Francis has a knack for throwing something new at you, but in a good way. To think that he actually wasted paper on this is dumbfounding in itself. However, the entire film is so badly done, it's quite funny. Any version is funny and worth the watch just to see such a bad movie can actually be made, but I suggest the MST3K version, as it is absolutely priceless.


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