Sky Riders

Probably the apex of the hang-glider craze.

Robert Culp plays Bracken, whose life seems perfect until his wife Ellen and their children are kidnapped by terrorists one day. After failed attempts to capture them back by the police, Ellen's ex husband enters the fray and plans his own rescue attempt. James Coburn plays McCabe, Ellen's ex-husband who hires a crew of professional hang gliders to help him rescue her and the kids from the terrorist's mountain top lair.

     Posted By: Paul - Sun Jun 03, 2018
     Category: Bicycles and Other Human-powered Vehicles | Crime | Daredevils, Stuntpeople and Thrillseekers | Movies | 1970s

I'm sure that the basis for the story is the rescue of Benito Mussolini from imprisonment by Waffen-SS commandos in late 1943. A good number of the troops were in gliders. Unlike the movie, there was little fighting among the antagonists.
Posted by KDP on 06/04/18 at 10:11 AM
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