When Doug's father, an Air Force Pilot, is shot down by MiGs belonging to a radical Middle Eastern state, no one seems able to get him out. Doug finds Chappy, an Air Force Colonel who is intrigued by the idea of sending in two fighters piloted by himself and Doug to rescue Doug's father after bombing the MiG base. Their only problems: Borrowing two fighters, getting them from California to the Mediteranean without anyone noticing, and Doug's inability to hit anything unless he has music playing. Then come the minor problems of the state's air defenses. Written by
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Doug is 18. Raised on an air base and born to fly. His father has been shot down 6000 miles away, and has been sentenced to death... for the crime of being an American. Everyone's telling Doug to sit tight and wait. Everyone but Retired Air Force Colonel Chappy Sinclair. They know what they have to do. And they've "borrowed" a pair of F-16s to do it. For them, waiting time is over.
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Did You Know?
The character of Colonel Charles "Chappy" Sinclair was inspired by the real life U.S. Air Force General Daniel "Chappie" James, Jr. General Chappie James was a member of the famed all-black Tuskegee Airmen, and also flew fighter jets in the Korean War and the Vietnam War. He later became the first black four-star General in U.S. history. See more
During the graduation scene where Doug is remembering flying with his dad, after they land, Doug's father, Colonel Masters is approached by a the guy he was flying with, a Major. During this scene, when Col. Masters is questioned by the Major about the maneuvers he saw and the music he heard, Col. Masters responds in a subservient manner and is the first to salute. A Colonel outranks a Major. The Major should always be the first to salute and should be the one to act subservient to the Colonel. See more
[Doug is showing off his piloting skills to Chappy
How was that?
I thought you was a pilot, not an astronaut!
The credits are yellow over a blue background, as opposed to the normal white over a black background. See more
There Was A Time
Performed by James Brown See more