The Pursuit of D.B. Cooper (1981)

The Pursuit of D.B. Cooper (1981)





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The notorious real-life exploits of daring robber D.B. Cooper provide the basis of this speculative action-comedy. Cooper became almost a folk-hero in the Pacific Northwest when he dove out of a Northwest Airlines jet after threatening to blow up the passenger-filled plane unless he received $200,000 and four parachutes.
Action & Adventure , Comedy , Drama
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Treat Williams
as D.B. Cooper
Ed Flanders
as Brigadier
Paul Gleason
as Remson
R.G. Armstrong
as Dempsey
Ramon Chavez
as El Capitan
Stacy Newton
as Cowboy
Pat Ast
as Horse Lady
Jack Dunlap
as Drinking Buddy
Brad Sergi
as Drinking Buddy
Charles Benton
as Sharpshooter
Mike Casper
as Bomb Squad Member
Jimmy Lee
as Bomb Squad
James Lee
as Bomb Squad Member
James Wiers
as FBI Agent
Mark Jeffreys
as FBI Agent
D.G. Smilnak
as FBI Agent
Bill Wittman
as Person-on-the-Street
David Adams
as FBI Interviewer
Charles Haigh
as Navigator
Stephen Blood
as Co-Pilot
Tommy Ciulla
as Boyfriend in Stream
Karen Newhouse
as Girlriend in Stream
Rich Brown
as Crop Duster Man
Michael O'Hare
as Car Owner
Robert Sola
as Ranger
Tom May
as Helicopter Pilot
Lynn Radcliffe
as Cop at Luncheonette
Mearl Ross
as Indian Father
Patrick Garcia
as Indian Boy
Gregory Suke
as Indian Boy
Jessica Garcia
as Indian Girl
Leigh A. Webb
as Bartender
Jim Clouse
as Saloon Man
David Falkosky
as Saloon Man
John Herold
as Saloon Man
Bill Townsend
as Saloon Player
Glenda Young
as Avery's Secretary
Dave Gilbert
as Person in the Street
Bill Whittman
as Person in the Street
Conrad Marshall
as Person in the Street
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Back in the 80's this is one movie that HBO showed the sh#t out of and I probably watched it every time it was on along with Beastmaster. Treat Williams stars as the legendary cult hero hijacker D.B.Cooper who hijacks a 747 over Oregon for $200,000. and parachutes himself into a nationwide manhunt led by Robert Duvall who plays an insurance investigator for the airline and Paul (I raided Barry Manilow's wardrobe) Gleason who plays Williams Vietnam vet buddy who wants a cut of the money. A fun silly movie of the time.

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