The Long Ride (1984)

Genres - Adventure  |   Sub-Genres - War Drama  |   Run Time - 96 min.  |   Countries - Hungary, United States  |   MPAA Rating - NR
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Synopsis by Hal Erickson

Brady (John Savage) is an American bomber pilot during World War II. While flying over Nazi-occupied Hungary, Brady and his navigator, Swede (Matyas Usztic), are forced to bail out. The good news is that they don't fall into the hands of the Germans; the bad news is that they're captured by a nomadic tribe who hate Americans and Germans with equal fervor. Fortunately, the nomads agree to hide the wounded pilots from the enemy. Though Swede dies, Brady assimilates himself into rural Hungarian society, falling in love with Klara (Ildikó Bánsági) and virtually adopting war orphan Miki (Kelly Reno). The last reels of the film are devoted to Brady's efforts to escape Hungary and join the Yugoslav partisans. This pulse-pounding actioner was released in England as The Long Ride.



war, barnstorming, behind-enemy-lines, escape, friendship, orphan, POW/MIA