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On Wings of Eagles 

When executives from an important Texas Corporation are taken hostage during the Iranian Revolution, magnate Ross Perot launches a special unit for their rescue.
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 Lieutenant Colonel Arthur E. 'Bull' Simons 2 episodes, 1986
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 H. Ross Perot 2 episodes, 1986
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 Jay Coburn 2 episodes, 1986
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 Bill Gaylord 2 episodes, 1986
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 Joe Poche 2 episodes, 1986
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 Paul Chiapparone 2 episodes, 1986
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 Keane Taylor 2 episodes, 1986
William Bumiller ...
 Rich Gallagher 2 episodes, 1986
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 Pat Scully 2 episodes, 1986
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 Bill Gayden 2 episodes, 1986
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 Merv Stauffer 2 episodes, 1986
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 Glen Jackson 2 episodes, 1986
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 Ruth Chiapparone 2 episodes, 1986
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 Emily Gaylord 2 episodes, 1986
Bob Delegall ...
 Ron Davis 2 episodes, 1986
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 John Howell 2 episodes, 1986
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 Jim Schwebach 2 episodes, 1986
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 Margot Perot 2 episodes, 1986
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Zevi Wolmark ...
 Ted Maxwell 2 episodes, 1986
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As the Ayatollah Khomeini takes over Iran, two executives of the Texas based Electronic Data System's (EDS) are arrested in Tehran and held for $13,000,000 ransom. H. Ross Perot, the company head, tries diplomatic approaches to get his executives released. When that fails, he hires a retired Army Colonel to head up a rescue mission. Written by John Sacksteder <jsackste@bellsouth.net>

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This movie kicks ass
27 December 2003 | by See all my reviews

Burt Lancaster is awesome in this movie. It's a classic and I recommend it to all who like movies based on real life. I think that the best line in the movie is when Burt Lancaster says: Now this is how we're gonna do it."

I hope they have this at Blockbuster. I haven't seen this movie in 8 years.


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