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


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


Action | Crime | Thriller


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Release Date:

30 January 1973 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Aetoi tou prasinou valtou  »

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1.33 : 1
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Did You Know?


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


Jim McAndrew: Why do you work so hard at remembering?
Harry Walker: Why do you work so hard at forgetting?
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Fancy Flying
10 July 2000 | by See all my reviews

This movie was one of my favorites as a kid. I have always been interested in world war 2 aircraft and the Flying Tigers especially. Harry Walker is a ex Flying Tiger pilot flying a modern day helicopter as a traffic reporter. The movie is filled with helicopter flying, all very good. The tv movie you see on tv has the original music, however the version you buy on vhs for some reason does not. I'm not sure why the changed the music, the original worked fine. I really enjoyed the character study of Harry Walker, thinking back of his war days, mixing in with the reality of his situation; chasing the new bad guys who have a hostage. I think most will enjoy this fast moving film.

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