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Birds of Prey (1973)

Not Rated | | Action, Crime, Thriller | TV Movie 30 January 1973
A former fighter pilot now working as a radio station traffic reporter witnesses a bank robbery. He chases down the bank robbers and a hostage in his helicopter.

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William A. Graham

Writers:

Robert Boris (screenplay), Robert Boris (story) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
David Janssen ... Harry Walker
Ralph Meeker ... Jim McAndrew
Elayne Heilveil ... Teresa Jane
Harry Klekas Harry Klekas ... Captain Slater
Sam Dawson Sam Dawson ... Inspector Sinclair
Don Wilbanks Don Wilbanks ... Trucker
James W. Gavin James W. Gavin ... Police Pilot
Paul Grace Paul Grace ... Robber #1
Wayne D. Wilkinson Wayne D. Wilkinson ... Robber #2
Larry Peacy Larry Peacy ... Robber #3
Larry Doll Larry Doll ... Robber #4
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Storyline

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 Robert Fiedler <fied2032@dpnet.net>

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Before Blue Thunder, There Was ... Birds of Prey

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Action | Crime | Thriller

Certificate:

Not Rated | See all certifications »
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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

30 January 1973 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Aetoi tou prasinou valtou See more »

Filming Locations:

Salt Lake City, Utah, USA See more »

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Production Co:

Tomorrow Entertainment See more »
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Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Trivia

Ralph Meeker would later work with David Janssen again in Harry O: Exercise in Fatality (1975). See more »

Quotes

Jim McAndrew: Why do you work so hard at remembering?
Harry Walker: Why do you work so hard at forgetting?
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great memories.
22 July 2002 | by brinnerSee all my reviews

This was one of my favorite movies as a kid. I just loved the flying-scene and the cool hardened look of Jansen. I think it´s too little helicopters in movies now a days. Helicopters are probably the coolest and most impressive vehicle ever invented. Maybe, the morrow-accident recalls too much bad memories to the directors? Nevermind this is a good film (especially because it´s TV-film from the 70´s) recommended especially for teenagers and war-veterans..


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