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The Starfighters (1964)

A young Air Force lieutenant falls in love with fighter planes while his father, a Congressman and war hero, yearns for him to fly heavy bombers.

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Will Zens

Writer:

Will Zens
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Robert Dornan Robert Dornan ... Lt. John Witkowski
Richard Jordahl Richard Jordahl ... Maj. Stevens
Shirley Olmstead Shirley Olmstead ... Mary Davidson
Richard Masters Richard Masters ... Col. Hunt
Steve Early Steve Early ... Lt. York
Robert Winston Robert Winston ... Lt. Lyons
Carl Rogers Carl Rogers ... Congressman Witkowski
Ralph Thomas Ralph Thomas ... Capt. O'Brien
Joan Lougee Joan Lougee ... Betty Lyons
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The story of young Lt. Witkowski, an Air Force F-104 Starfighter pilot, and his attempts to prove himself a worthy pilot to his father, a congressman and Air Force war hero. Aerial refueling is prominently featured in this tale of the peacetime Air Force. Written by David Conner <dconner@clark.net>

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The blazing adventure of the men and planes who rocket to the very edge of outer space!

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Featured in the 6th season of Mystery Science Theater 3000. See more »

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Col. Hunt: Listen, I just got back from the Victorville Chamber of Commerce meeting, where I gave them my anti-communist speech... and I'm still fighting mad!
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Stock footage away!!
11 April 2002 | by icehole4See all my reviews

This film probably gathered every piece of stock footage the US Air Force had to offer at the time. I think the producers thought "we have lots of cool stock footage. We don't need things like plot, character development, and the like." Sadly, this film will never amount to anything, just like the hero of the film, a son of a Congressman.


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

25 March 1964 (USA) See more »

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1.37 : 1
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