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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Break the sound barrier.
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Did You Know?
This film was originally intended to be released in the summer of 1986, but the release was pushed up to January to avoid competition and confusion with Top Gun
(1986). See more
When the enemy planes explode they are clearly wooden models that splinter rather than the fragments that metal would produce. See more
Now, what do you do when one of them is flying straight at you?
You eject and start doing the backstroke.
The credits are yellow over a blue background, as opposed to the normal white over a black background. See more
Referenced in While We're Young
Written by Kimberley Rew
Performed by Katrina & The Waves
Courtesy of Capitol Records, Inc. See more