In 1932, a modernizing U.S. Army orders the Cavalry to destroy its horses but some sympathetic cavalrymen, defying orders, steal the horses in order to save them from destruction, to the dismay of the top Army-brass.
Maury Dann (Rip Torn, in one of his most memorable performances) is a not-so-nice country-Western singer. He ruthlessly manipulates everyone around him to suit his selfish needs...he even ... See full summary »
Harry patiently executes a 15-year plan to accumulate enough wealth to start a new life, faking his own suicide, leaving his loveless marriage and former life behind, and strives to do it without really hurting anyone.
Harry Walker, X-military pilot, works for a radio station in Salt Lake City as a traffic helicopter pilot. While on his rounds he observes a bank robbery taking place and the abduction of a female teller. He follows, 1st the criminals in their car, then they transfer to a helicopter. Harry is running out of fuel so he stops on the road to flag down a tanker truck, gets fuel then continues the pursuit.Written by
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This is one production where the sounds coming from the helicopters are correct. Usually what is heard is a generic sound of a Bell 206 JetRanger. See more »
The Hughes/MD 500 (369) helicopter has a jet turbine engine that uses Jet-A fuel. Filling up with auto gas from the tanker truck would not work well. The engine would be damaged and would not get very far. See more »
[after Walker saves him by ramming the robbers' helicopter]
Damn it, Walker! Nobody asked you to do that!
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Elegaic, and subtly played by the star. How often could you say that of a 70's TV movie? (I think) there is a closing line in the movie, "You didn't have to do that." It's about having been brave once, in forgotten circumstances, and then, suddenly, living up to that again in old age. Of course, it's full of technical glitches and cliches, but I like it.
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