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Iron Eagle (1986)

PG-13 | | Action, Thriller, War | 17 January 1986 (USA)
Heroic young pilot Doug Masters launches a rescue mission when his father, an Air Force veteran, is shot down over enemy territory and captured.

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Cast

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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
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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

Some of the "Libyan" soldiers at the airbase where Doug's are rescued from, are using the Swedish 9mm SMG m/45. Originally developed during WWII. Still in use - but in very small numbers nowadays - within the Swedish Armed Forces. It has also served in US Special Forces as a very simple, easy handled and very reliable SMG. Some period also manufactured on license in Egypt. That's why the "Libyan" soldiers are using it. 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

Col. Nakesh: Give the American his final meal. After tomorrow, he will not have much of an appetite.
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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

Referenced in While We're Young (2014) See more »

Soundtracks

Hide in the Rainbow
Written by Jimmy Bain and Ronnie James Dio
Performed by Dio
Courtesy of Tri-Star Pictures, Inc.
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Don't watch it again if you have loved it as a child ;)
8 June 2001 | by (Dortmund, Germany) – See all my reviews

I loved this movie 10 years ago when I was about 16 years old. My biggest mistake was to watch it again, 10 years later. It's not the worst "I-wanna-be-a-pilot" movies ever, but it has so many flaws in it that you can hardly overlook them.

Queen's "One Vision" (along with the rest of the soundtrack) makes this film better than the average patriotic nonsense you usually get to see ;)

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