History Film / TheSkydivers

15th Jan '17 1:05:22 AM The_Glorious_SOB
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Described by ''Series/MysteryScienceTheater3000'' as "like ''[[Film/ManosTheHandsOfFate Manos]]'' without the lucid plot", ''The Skydivers'' is less a horror movie and more a very dull soap-opera, about the employees of a small parachuting club.

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Described by ''Series/MysteryScienceTheater3000'' as "like ''[[Film/ManosTheHandsOfFate Manos]]'' without the lucid plot", plot," ''The Skydivers'' is less a horror movie and more a very dull soap-opera, soap opera about the employees of a small parachuting club.
9th Jan '17 8:11:17 PM WildeOscar
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* ViewerGenderConfusion: Beth is played by Kevin Casey, who's very androgynous-looking, helmet wig notwithstanding.
5th Nov '16 1:18:46 AM The_Glorious_SOB
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-->'''Tom Servo''' Now that Harry's dead, we get all the...what do we get?

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-->'''Tom Servo''' Servo:''' Now that Harry's dead, we get all the...what do we get?
27th Nov '15 5:23:19 PM wrm5
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* RichBitch: Downplayed with Suzy. In her own words, she's "so mean" because her "paw gave her everything." Her money isn't really an important plot element, though.

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* RichBitch: Downplayed with Suzy. In her own words, she's "so mean" because her "paw gave her [her] everything." Her money isn't really an important plot element, though. If not for that one scene we'd never even know she's rich.
27th Nov '15 5:18:59 PM wrm5
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* DownerEnding: Beth loses her husband and their failing business.
* DullSurprise: Tony Cardoza as Harry. The Agony Booth article linked below has a picture of him with his various moods.

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* DownerEnding: [[spoiler:Harry is killed, leaving Beth loses her husband alone and jobless as their failing business.
parachuting business goes under.]]
* DullSurprise: Tony Cardoza as Harry. The Agony Booth article linked below has a picture of him with his various moods.Harry, who doesn't seem to be all that shocked by... well, anything.



* InformedAttractiveness: Beth at least is cute in a "small town, small dating pool" way. Suzy doesn't even make it into that category. She's supposedly the sultry temptress of the parachuting camp and beautiful enough to drive men to murder. In fact, in the words of [[http://www.agonybooth.com/recaps/The_Skydivers.aspx The Agony Booth]], "by the looks of it, I'd say Suzy's had three, maybe four kids, is about 40, wears granny panties, and has been hitting the donuts, hard". According to [[Series/MysteryScienceTheater3000 Michael J. Nelson]], "I bet she smells like Marlboros and Arpege and Juicy Fruit and body odor."
* LifetimeMovieOfTheWeek: In some weird way, anyway.



* MundaneMadeAwesome: Inverted; this film makes guys jumping out of a plane look boring.
* MustHaveCaffeine: Everyone in this movie. Affairs are built and lives are destroyed around cups of coffee. Par for the course for a Coleman Francis movie, they ''all'' revolve around coffee.



* RichBitch: Suzy. Her "paw" gave her everything, but she's still "mean".
* SilentCredits
* ShownTheirWork: To be fair, the skydiving is 100% accurate, including the [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Target_fixation target fixation]] scene, which is a real danger to skydivers. (Considering the film was shot around a real skydiving school, it should be.)

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* RichBitch: Downplayed with Suzy. Her "paw" gave In her everything, but own words, she's still "mean".
"so mean" because her "paw gave her everything." Her money isn't really an important plot element, though.
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* SilentCredits
* ShownTheirWork: To be fair, One point in the movie's favor: the skydiving is 100% accurate, including the [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Target_fixation target fixation]] scene, which is a real danger to skydivers. (Considering the film was shot around a real skydiving school, it should be.)
27th Nov '15 5:07:03 PM wrm5
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* GoodHairEvilHair: Beth wears the Jackie O hairstyle, while Suzy wears a modified Lulu cut.
27th Nov '15 5:04:33 PM wrm5
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* GenderBlenderName: The actress who plays Beth is apparently named Kevin.[[note]]Oddly, another female Kevin (Kelly) was in ''Film/TheAmazingTransparentMan''.[[/note]]
27th Nov '15 5:03:28 PM wrm5
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* ReadingTheStageDirectionsOutLoud: Beth's "Panic!" or "Panicked!" as a skydiver plummets to earth without opening his chute, ''maybe''. It's very hard to tell if she's describing the guy or reading her own stage direction.[[note]]Though based on the context of the situation and the next scene, it's the former.[[/note]]



-->'''Tom Servo''' Now that Harry's dead, we get all the...what do we get?\\

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-->'''Tom Servo''' Now that Harry's dead, we get all the...what do we get?\\
get?
27th Nov '15 5:02:48 PM wrm5
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* HeyItsThatGuy: Tony Cardoza, the ubiquitous actor/director/producer. Aside from producing and starring in Coleman Francis' movies, he also produced ''{{Hellcats}}''. He got his start co-producing Creator/EdWood's ''Film/NightOfTheGhouls''.
4th Nov '15 9:52:16 PM The_Glorious_SOB
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Apparently to make up for the almost dialogue free ''Film/TheBeastOfYuccaFlats'', the film consists almost entirely of stilted dialogue punctuated by midair footage of parachutists. That would be fine, if the dialogue wasn't all like this:

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Apparently to make up for the almost dialogue free dialogue-free ''Film/TheBeastOfYuccaFlats'', the film consists almost entirely of stilted dialogue punctuated by midair footage of parachutists. That would be fine, if the dialogue wasn't all like this:
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