GenreAction, Adventure CinematographyGreg MacGillivray CountryUnited States
Release dateMarch 26, 1976 (1976-03-26) WriterJack DeWitt (screenplay), Stanley Mann (screenplay), Garry Michael White (screenplay), Hall T. Sprague (story), Bill McGaw (story) Initial releaseMarch 26, 1976 (New York City) CastJames Coburn (Jim McCabe), Susannah York (Ellen Bracken), Robert Culp (Jonas Bracken), Charles Aznavour (Insp. Nikolidis), Harry Andrews (Auerbach), John Beck (Ben) Similar moviesThe Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey, The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring, Shrek, Toy Story 3, Last Knights, Howl's Moving Castle
TaglineThey 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.
On January 17, 2012 the film was released on DVD through Shout! Factory as part of a double feature with The Last Hard Men.
James coburn sky riders 1976
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.