Sky Riders

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Pure slop. 'Hang-Gliders versus Left Wing Political Extremists' sounds like a bad kung-fu film, and it has about the same depth of characterisation. Laconic Coburn rescues ex-wife (bra-less Susannah) and brood from clutches of 'World Activists Revolutionary Army' (sic), who pack even bazookas in their mountain retreat somewhere in Greece. How to get at them, there's the prob. Hey! A nearby group of hang-gliding freaks! Sure enough, the Pepsi generation outwit the former Paris rioters. Hickox directs in his usual cold-blooded style, and the last twenty minutes is sheer violence and destruction (like the end of a Godzilla picture, only more mindless).

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Duration: 93 mins

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Director: Douglas Hickox
Screenwriter: Jack DeWitt, Stanley Mann, Garry Michael White
Cast: James Coburn
Susannah York
Robert Culp
Charles Aznavour
Werner Pochath
Zou Zou
Kenneth Griffith
Harry Andrews

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Well, I liked it when I saw it at the cinema but then I was, and still am, a hang glider pilot. Not too many movies with the glorious sport at the centre of them so loyalty made me love it. I recently got a poor qulaity pirate copy of the film and was amazed how dated it has become - I actually sympathised a bit with the leader terrorist when Susannah York slow hand-clapped his speech of how he got driven to this drastic action. The flying sequnces are quite good and it's good to see the late Bob Wills as one of the stunt pilots. If anyone saw the Bergerac episode with hang gliding in it, I and my glider were in it and I was given Bob Wills T-shirt by Pete Brayham, the stunt co-ordinator who worked on both this film and the TV show.