May 6, 2014
Sky Kids: Buddy-Bonding in a Bi-Plane
The next day they somehow end up trapped on an airplane with a bomb and no pilot. They managed to land the plane safely, and become local celebrities.
The airplane belongs to mob boss Angelo Esposito (Tom Sizemore), who kidnaps the boys to find out who betrayed him by planting the bomb. He has a change of heart and asks his associates Silvio and Lenny (Stephen Baldwin and J. Todd Adams) to take them home.
The climactic adrenaline-rush flight involves Jason flying, Kyle being thrown off the plane, and Ed, Kyle, and Jason parachuting to safety while the plane crashes into a mountain.
Ok, the plot is a little convoluted, but throughout there's lots of buddy-bonding, some nick-of-time rescues, and no heterosexual interest (except maybe between Kyle's Mom and Uncle Ed). No wonder it was never released in the U.S.
However, there are a few gay connections in the cast. Reiley McClendon played a teen hustler in Nickel Children, and is currently a recurring character on the gay-positive family drama The Fosters. J. Todd Adams, the villainous Lenny, has played gay characters (top photo: from A Picture of Dorian Gray).
You can get it on R2 DVD from Amazon.uk.