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Iron Eagle (1986)

PG-13  |   |  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
Robert Jayne ...
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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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>

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Action | Thriller | War

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Release Date:

17 January 1986 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Der stählerne Adler  »

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Box Office

Gross:

$24,159,872 (USA)
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1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Emilio Estevez was considered for the role of Doug Masters. See more »

Goofs

Before the race at the beginning of the movie, Chappy is working on Doug's plane. Doug asks "What are you doing making my mixture so rich?". The only things accessible through a Cessna's cowling hatch are an oil dipstick and possibly a fuel sump. The fuel/air mixture can be adjusted with a control on the instrument panel, easily accessible to the pilot in flight. See more »

Quotes

Chappy Sinclair: Now, what do you do when one of them is flying straight at you?
Reggie: You eject and start doing the backstroke.
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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 »

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Soundtracks

Maniac House
Written by Kimberley Rew
Performed by Katrina & The Waves
Courtesy of Capitol Records, Inc.
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First episode of the franchise with a magnificent Louis Gosset Jr as ¨Chappy¨
4 October 2006 | by See all my reviews

The film focuses a boy about an eighteen years old(Jason Gedrick); when his father(Tim Thomerson) is taken prisoner by a dictator(David Suchet)from Middle East ,he steals a F 16 fighter jet to rescue his daddy.He's helped by the brave Colonel ¨Chappy¨ Sinclair(Louis Gosset Jr.). The movie contains a plethora of action scenes,explosion,blast,aircrafts battles with various jet-planes flying to sound-velocity and blown up.The picture is a blend of typical films from the 80s , as ¨Top Gun¨and ¨Rambo¨ but starred by a teenager.

The story provides entertainment and action with no sense but sometimes is a little bit boring and dull.Jason Gedrick is the valiant,he-man,he causes wreck havoc to nasties commanded by the villain David Suchet. Our hero ¨Chappy¨is well personified by Louis Gosset Jr, usual of all the¨¨Iron Eagle¨ saga.Spectacular cinematography by Adam Greenberg with excellent sky-shots.However the score is horrible but is based in disco-music and synthesizer,in spite of being signed by Basil Poledouris(Conan music's author).The motion picture is regularly directed by Sidney J.Furie. It's followed by three sequels,all directed by Furie with exception the second directed by John Glen , thus : Iron Eagle 2(1988)with Mark Humphrey; Aces :Iron Eagle III(1992) with Rachel McLish and Horst Buchhold; and Iron Eagle IV with Rachel Blanchard.


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