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Director  Douglas Hickox
Music director  Lalo Schifrin
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Language  English
6/10 IMDb

Genre  Action, Adventure
Cinematography  Greg MacGillivray
Country  United States
Sky Riders movie poster
Release date  March 26, 1976 (1976-03-26)
Writer  Jack DeWitt (screenplay), Stanley Mann (screenplay), Garry Michael White (screenplay), Hall T. Sprague (story), Bill McGaw (story)
Initial release  March 26, 1976 (New York City)
Cast  James Coburn (Jim McCabe), Susannah York (Ellen Bracken), Robert Culp (Jonas Bracken), Charles Aznavour (Insp. Nikolidis), Harry Andrews (Auerbach), John Beck (Ben)
Similar movies  The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey, The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring, Shrek, Toy Story 3, Last Knights, Howl's Moving Castle
Tagline  They soared from the skies to stage the most daring rescue ever filmed

Sky riders 1976


Sky Riders (also known as Assault on the Forbidden Fortress) is a 1976 American action film directed by Douglas Hickox and starring James Coburn, Susannah York and Robert Culp. A woman and her children are kidnapped in Athens and held in a mountain-top monastery as hostages by a revolutionary terrorist movement. A rescue operation is mounted using hang gliders. The rescue sequences were filmed in Meteora in Greece where the finale of the later James Bond film For Your Eyes Only was set.

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On January 17, 2012 the film was released on DVD through Shout! Factory as part of a double feature with The Last Hard Men.

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Plot summary

The wife, Ellen (Susannah York), of an international industrialist (Robert Culp) and her two children are kidnapped from their Athens home by a terrorist group and taken to an abandoned monastery on an imposing, needle-shaped island. Jim McCabe (James Coburn), Ellen's ex-husband hires a crew of professional hang gliders to help him rescue her and the kids from the terrorist's mountain top lair.

Cast

  • James Coburn - Jim McCabe
  • Susannah York - Ellen Bracken
  • Robert Culp - Jonas Bracken
  • Charles Aznavour - Insp. Nikolidis
  • Harry Andrews - Auerbach
  • John Beck - Ben
  • Zouzou - Female terrorist
  • Kenneth Griffith - Wasserman
  • Werner Pochath - Terrorist #1
  • Anthony Antypas - Dimitri
  • Telis Zotos - Bracken's secretary
  • Nikos Tsachiridis - Gatekeeper
  • Ernie F. Orsatti - Joe
  • Barbara Trentham - Della
  • Henry Brown - Martin
  • References

    Sky Riders Wikipedia
    Sky Riders IMDb Sky Riders themoviedb.org


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