Cloud Dancer (1980)

Genres - Action, Adventure, Drama  |   Sub-Genres - Adventure Drama, Romantic Adventure  |   Release Date - May 29, 1980 (USA - Unknown)  |   Run Time - 107 min.  |   Countries - USA  |   MPAA Rating - PG
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This is a routine story about Bradley (David Carradine), a stunt flyer who loves flying more than anything else, as apparently does the director, Barry Brown. Bradley is devoted to his brother who suffers from Downs syndrome and he helps a new flyer to ditch a potentially disastrous flirtation with drugs. He is clearly a "good guy" even though humanity in general tends to take a backseat to flying, as far as he is concerned. He is less successful in his relationship with his girlfriend Helen (Jennifer O'Neill) partly because of his interest in flying. The extended stunt flying sequences might cause some viewers to wish the pilot spent more time on the ground handling his personal relationships than in the air looping and twirling.

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airborne, ambition, barnstorming, blackout [power loss], career, disaster, drug-dealer, estrangement, friendship, girlfriend, love, obsession, old-flame, paternity, photography, protegé, romance, stunt