Sky Bandits


1h 33m 1986

Brief Synopsis

Two outlaws from the Wild West are drafted during World War I. They enlist in the new Royal Air Force and find themselves piloting early warplanes known as "gunbuses."

Film Details

Also Known As
Gunbus
MPAA Rating
Release Date
1986
Production Company
J & M Entertainment; Pinewood Studios, Ltd.
Distribution Company
20TH CENTURY FOX DISTRIBUTION/GALAXY INTERNATIONAL RELEASING; 20th Century Fox; 20th Century Fox Distribution
Location
Spain; Pinewood Studios, Iver Heath, Buckinghamshire, England, United Kingdom; London, England, United Kingdom

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 33m

Synopsis

Two outlaws from the Wild West are drafted during World War I. They enlist in the new Royal Air Force and find themselves piloting early warplanes known as "gunbuses."

Crew

Lester Addie

Pilot

Terry Adlam

Special Effects Technician

Tony Allen

Wardrobe Assistant

Ted Ambrose

Other

Natalie Baker

Editor Trainee

George Ball

Chief Property Master

Jolyon Bambridge

Model Effects Technician

Gloria Barnes

Wardrobe Assistant

David Beavis

Pyrotechnics

David Beavis

Senior Special Effects Technician

George Beavis

Grip

Alfredo Belmchon

Location Manager (Spain)

Charles Bishop

Art Direction Supervisor

Allen Blaisdell

Supervisor

Gavin Bocquet

Assistant Art Direction

Marc Boyle

Stunt Coordinator

Terry Bridle

Model Effects Technician

Robert Bromley

Special Model Effects Technician

Derek Browne

Camera Operator

Robin Browne

Models Director

David Bubb

Construction Manager Assistant

David Budd

Other

David Busby

Production Buyer

David A Butler

Dressing Props

David Cadwallader

Key Grip

Paul Clancy

Special Effects Trainee

Marilyn Clark

Script Supervisor

Richard Clark

Assistant Accountant

Alan Clarke

Other

Francis Coates

Figure Animator

Terry Cole

Aerial Unit Camera Operator; Camera Operator 2nd Unit (2nd Unit)

Michael Connell

1st Assistant Editor

Yvonne Coppard

Makeup

Richard Cordell

Pilot

Brenda Coxon

Accountant Assistant

Steve Cullane

Special Effects Technician

Tom Danaher

Pilot

Michael Dawson

Special Effects Technician

David Dunsterville

Model Shop Runner

David Edwards

Construction Manager Assistant

Keith Edwards

Other

Ricky Eyres

Art Department Runner

Robert Fennel

Production Manager

Buryl Fischer

Pilot

Graham Ford

Production Associate

Rodney Fuller

Senior Model Effects Technician

Jesus Gargoles

Production Manager (Spain)

Jeremy Gibbs

Opticals Editor Assistant

Terry Glass

Special Effects Technician

Bernard Hanson

Unit Manager

Bernard Hanson

Assistant Director

John Harris

Lighting Camera Operator

John Harris

Other

Jeff Hawke

Aerial Consultant

Pat Hay

Chief Makeup

Ken Herd

Special Effects Technician

Richard Herland

Producer

Betsy Hermann

Costume Designer

Peter Heslop

3rd Assistant Director

Jan Hickinbotham

2nd Assistant Director

David Hildyard

Sound Mixer

John Hilling

Wardrobe Master

Denis Hopperton

Property Master

Simon Hume

Other

Ronald Hutton

Gaffer

David James

Stills

Bobbie Johnson

Location Accountant

Bobbie Johnson

Production Accountant Assistant

Stuart Jones

Model Effects Technician

Alfie Kabiljo

Music Conductor

Alfie Kabiljo

Music

Andrew Kelly

Model Effects Technician

Thom Keyes

Screenwriter

Simon Kimmel

Art Department Assistant

Victor Kriz

Pilot

Peter Krook

Opticals Editor

Steve Lanning

Production Chief

Karen Lansdown

Costume Designer Assistant

Martin Lee

3rd Assistant Director

Jeff Luff

Special Model Effects Technician

Jim Machin

Model Effects Technician

Teddy Mason

Sound Editor (Dubbing)

Alison Mcculloch

Camera Trainee

Andrew Mcritchie

2nd Assistant Editor

Terry Mellis

Production Accountant

Vera Mitchell

Chief Hairdresser

Alan Morris

Pilot

Philip Mullally

Unit Runner

Mischa Muller

Co-1st Assistant Director (Spain)

Michael Murray

Assistant Director

Trevor Neighbour

Senior Special Effects Technician

Roger Nichols

Special Effects Technician

Nigel Nixon

Model Effects Technician

Paul Northcott

Model Effects Technician

Trilby Norton

Production Assistant (Spain)

Loretta Ordewer

Production Manager

John Paterson

Construction Coordinator

David Pearson

Boom Operator

Zoran Perisic

Visual Effects Supervisor

Anthony Phelan

Special Effects Technician

John Pitt

Sound Engineer

Quentin Plant

Other

Colm Powton

Chargehand Electrician

Guy Ramsden

Model Effects Technician

Frank Ratcliffe

Unit Publicist

Caitlin Rhodes

Other

Laurie Ridley

Stills (Aerial)

John Rose

Storyboard Artist

Stephen Rose

Hairdresser

Hugh Scaife

Set Decorator

Mimi Scala

Executive Music Producer

Robert Scott

Model Effects Technician

Mary Selway

Casting Director

Roland Shaw

Music Associate

John Siddall

Art Direction (United Kingdom)

David Simmons

Executive Music Producer

Moyra Simpson

Production Coordinator

Tony Smart

Other

Vic Smith

Unit Manager

Brian Smithies

Model Effects Supervisor

Bob Spencer

Scenic Artist

Malcolm Stone

Art Direction

Neil Swann

Special Effects Technician

Peter Swann

Location Manager

Peter Tanner

Editor Supervisor

Jose Maria Taprador

Art Direction (Spain)

Keith Thomas

Other

Ian Thompson

Special Effects Technician

Tessa Topolski

Casting Director Assistant

Mike Troake

Other

Dianne Twiddy

Accountant Assistant

Peter Waller

Assistant 2nd Unit Director (2nd Unit)

David Watkin

Director Of Photography

Clive Wilson

Dressing Props

Ian Wingrove

Special Effects Supervisor

Domini Winter

Choreography

Terrie Wixon

Art Department Assistant

Brian Wood

Model Effects Technician

David Wood

Other

Tony Woollard

Production Designer

Ken Worringham

Camera Operator

Film Details

Also Known As
Gunbus
MPAA Rating
Release Date
1986
Production Company
J & M Entertainment; Pinewood Studios, Ltd.
Distribution Company
20TH CENTURY FOX DISTRIBUTION/GALAXY INTERNATIONAL RELEASING; 20th Century Fox; 20th Century Fox Distribution
Location
Spain; Pinewood Studios, Iver Heath, Buckinghamshire, England, United Kingdom; London, England, United Kingdom

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 33m

Quotes

Trivia

Miscellaneous Notes

Released in United States Fall October 31, 1986

Released in United States October 29, 1986

Shown at premiere benefit in Los Angeles October 29, 1986.

Directorial debut for Zoran Perisic, who replaced Brian Hutton.

Began shooting July 22, 1985.

Technovision

Released in United States Fall October 31, 1986

Released in United States October 29, 1986 (Shown at premiere benefit in Los Angeles October 29, 1986.)