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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Did You Know?
The title song for the movie is performed by the band King Kobra. The music video featured the members of the band being trained for a mission by Chappy (Louis Gossett JR.)
The band broke up a few years later. Lead singer Mark Free underwent a sex change operation in the mid 90's, and now records music under her new name, Marci Free. See more
The M-61A1 cannon does not require a radar lock to shoot at a target, and is not affected by any operating mode of the radar. The radar could be turned off, and the cannon would still operate normally. In reality, no weapon that the F-16s carried in the film required a radar lock to operate. The AIM-9 Sidewinder air to air missile tracks via the target's IR signature, not a radar lock. 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
Edited into The Zone
Hide in the Rainbow
Written by Jimmy Bain
and Ronnie James Dio
Performed by Dio
Courtesy of Tri-Star Pictures, Inc. See more