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The American Way (1986)

A group of Vietnam vets disturbs television programs from a B-29 airplane. They want to sabotage Mrs Westinghouse's political campaign who is running for the Senate in support of US ... See full summary »

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Cast overview, first billed only:
... The Captain
... Tesla
... Ace
... Claude
... Benedict
Bill Armstrong ... Jerry (as William Armstrong)
Michael Ho ... Minh
... Sam (as Derek Hoxby)
... Mrs. Westinghouse
... Don
Craig Pinder ... Irving
... Doug
Linda Lou Allen ... Mary
Norman Chancer ... Dr. King
... Linda
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A group of Vietnam vets disturbs television programs from a B-29 airplane. They want to sabotage Mrs Westinghouse's political campaign who is running for the Senate in support of US military involvement in South America. Mrs Westinghouse orders some nuclear missiles to be launched against the saboteurs, but they manage to avoid the impact and even succeed in exposing a big secret of hers. Written by Salvatore Santangelo <pappagone2@libero.it>

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13 November 1987 (USA)  »

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Riders of the Storm  »

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Last cinema film of Manning Redwood. See more »

Goofs

When Sam is picked up from the building, with a rope ladder hanging from the belly of the the B-29, for a brief moment the landing skids of a helicopter are visible.

However, as the Aspect ratio listed for the film is 1.33 : 1 (negative ratio) 1.85 : 1 (intended ratio), it leads me to believe we're seeing things that were meant to be "matted" out at the top and bottom to make the aspect ratio 1.85 : 1. There is also a scene where the religious group is shooting or doing a commercial and we see a boom microphone at the bottom of the screen. This also would have been "matted" out at 1.85 : 1. See more »

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The closing credits of the film include a video screen showing the film itself being played backwards at high speed. See more »

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Features The Devil Rides Out (1968) See more »

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Regular Boys
Performed by Icehouse
Written by Iva Davies & Bob Kretschmer (as Bob Kretschmer)
Published by I.D. Music / R.G.K. Music
Courtesy of Chrysalis Records Inc.
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Presidential candidate riding on religious support
18 April 2005 | by See all my reviews

The film dates from the time when Reagan was supporting the fundamentalist Christian movement. In the story the candidate woes support from a religious group, which has a strong resemblance to the style of Jehovah's witnesses and their publications. Quite hilarious especially if you are familiar with witnesses.

Dennis Hopper creates a great performance as mad captain and he's not the only mad character in this movie. The captain's crew is formed by Vietnam veterans who fly B52 bomber-converted to pirate TV-station plane. They decide to start their own campaign to expose a candidate whom they know to be a war monger planning to take the nation to another war.


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