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Iron Eagle (1986)

 -  Action | Thriller | War  -  17 January 1986 (USA)
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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 ... See full summary »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
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Minister of Defense Col. Akir Nakesh
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Reggie
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Elizabeth Masters
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Tony
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Milo Bazen
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Knotcher
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Matthew 'Matt' Masters (as Bobby Jacoby)
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Katie
David Greenlee ...
Kingsley
Michael Alldredge ...
Col. Blackburn
Lance LeGault ...
General Edwards (as Lance Le Gault)
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Col. Ted Masters
Tom Fridley ...
Brillo
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Storyline

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 John Vogel <jlvogel@comcast.net>

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

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Genres:

Action | Thriller | War

Certificate:

PG-13 | See all certifications »

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Release Date:

17 January 1986 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Iron Eagle  »

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Box Office

Gross:

$24,159,872 (USA)
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Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?

Trivia

According to the DVD liner notes, the U.S. Air Force was going to consult on this film until they realized that a major part of the plot hinged on Doug and his friends hacking into the base computers, stealing equipment, etc. They didn't like the idea of the ease with which they had control of the base. See more »

Goofs

Many of the U.S. Air Force personnel repeatedly mispronounce Ramstein Air Base to rhyme with Bean. It should rhyme with Fine. See more »

Quotes

Chappy Sinclair: [finding Doug watching TV instead of sleeping the night before the mission] I thought I told you to get some sleep.
Doug Masters: I'm just relaxing a little, watching some TV, I don't need much sleep for this anyway.
Chappy Sinclair: Now how the hell do you know what you need?
Doug Masters: I'm just saying I'm ready for this. You're ready aren't you Chap?
Chappy Sinclair: You think it's gonna be so easy don't you?
Doug Masters: No I don't think it's gonna be all that easy. I'm just saying I'm ready for it that's all
Chappy Sinclair: You ain't ready for shit, boy!
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Crazy Credits

The credits are yellow over a blue background, as opposed to the normal white over a black background. See more »

Connections

Followed by Iron Eagle II (1988) See more »

Soundtracks

These are the Good Times
By Eric Martin
Courtesy of Capitol Records, Inc.
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If you know how to fly a Cessna, you know how to fly a Fighter Jet
7 August 2009 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

This movie is the proverbial 80s flick that shows the viewer that as long as he or she tries at something, they can be better than the pros. The main character, Doug, showed off his skills in flying a Cessna aircraft, which somehow equated to being fully capable of flying a jet aircraft and being able to kill people. We all would like to have a few million dollars to play with... maybe make a good investment, donate, buy a few things, but the directors of this movie decided to make Iron Eagle... not once... not twice... not even three times; yes, four times. The thing to look most forward to are the multitude 'hollywood endings' in this movie. Just when you think the movie is going to end after a cheesy end sequence, there's another cheesy end sequence. Then another. Definitely a movie one must watch to believe... and maybe own just to remind oneself of how awesome the 80s must have been.


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