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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 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 ... Self - Night Jumpers Guitar Player
Rue Barclay Rue Barclay ... Self - Night Jumpers Bass Player
Junior Nichols Junior Nichols ... Self - Night Jumpers Drummer
Harold Hensley Harold Hensley ... Self - 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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DIRECTOR_TRADEMARK(Coleman Francis): [coffee as calming influence]: The characters repeatedly offer each other coffee as a welcoming gesture. Later, they relax while drinking coffee. See more »

Goofs

After Beth brings the sputtering plane to a stop, a large group of people appears in the upper right corner of the screen. See more »

Quotes

Harry Rowe: Suzy, you're a broad. Get lost!
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Connections

Featured in Mystery Science Theater 3000: The Skydivers (1994) See more »

Soundtracks

HaSo - Stratosphere Boogie
Written by Jimmy Bryant
Performed by Jimmy Bryant and the Night Jumpers
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If I could slap this movie, I would.
9 February 2005 | by DrClayForresterSee all my reviews

Never before in the annals of cinematic history has there risen a film so intensely stupid that it makes Jeff Foxworthy's "You Might Be A Redneck" monologues look staid and deeply philosophical.

This film stars a thin, joyless, gray man who runs a skydiving school with his large-haired, joyless, gray wife who, it seems, might be cheating on him. It's just as well, because I think he may have also been cheating on her. Really, I don't remember. I just finished watching it, and I cannot remember a single thing about it, other than the fact that a lot of it was gray.

A gray friend of the man is recently released from prison or something, and he comes to work at the school as the gray man's airplane mechanic. A romance of some kind may or may not have sparked between the gray friend and the gray man's gray wife - although my memory of it is a bit hazy - and gray woman and gray friend hatch a plot to kill the gray man (or something like that).

Stuff happens, including reels and reels of stock footage showing people jumping out of planes (gray), as well as a huge dance party inexplicably taking place on the tarmac where the gray man parks his gray plane, complete with various other gray people and music performed by, I would assume, gray musicians. (They were never shown.) The movie ends when somebody dies, but not before Coleman Francis, the evil demon behind this film, as well as the abysmal "Red Zone Cuba", makes his standard bland appearance, looking for all the world like an angry Curly Howard from the Three Stooges, and probably thinking himself pretty clever because of this ridiculous Hitchcockian tribute to himself.

As the title of this review states, I want to hit this movie, over and over again, to quell the feeling that Coleman Francis and his minions have consumed my soul, and I am left a dark, bitter husk of a man.

But maybe that's just me.


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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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1.37 : 1
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