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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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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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Sound Mix:

Mono

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Soundtracks

HaSo - Stratosphere Boogie
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Bombs away!
10 June 2004 | by MadMatt7See all my reviews

Little could directors like Coleman Francis, Roger Corman, and Hal Warren imagine that their catastrophic pieces of celluloid excrement would, one day, bring so much joy to future generations. With the help of Mike, Joel, and a couple of robots, of course. Make no mistake, "Skydivers", along with "Plan 9 From Outer Space", "Manos, the Hands of Fate", etc... represents film-making at its lowest level. Lousy directing, flimsy storyline, complete lack of character development, crappy lighting, botched sound, laughable continuity, and, what might be the worst acting I've ever seen all make for a uniquely surreal experience.

While on the subject of acting, I, and other reviewers, are not kidding when we say that every actor seems to be reading from cue cards. After enduring "Skydivers", I immediately watched another MST3K masterpiece, "Sidehackers". As bad as "Sidehackers" was, Ross Hagen (Rommel, "I read your book, you magnificent S.O.B.!") was Laurence Olivier compared to Anthony Cardoza. So, in its raw form, I would highly recommend avoiding this hack job at all costs. However, if you're a fan of MST3K, this is actually one of the best episodes I've seen.


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