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 <email@example.com>
Doug is 18. Raised on an air base and born to fly. His father has been shot down 6000 miles away, and has been sentenced to death... for the crime of being an American. Everyone's telling Doug to sit tight and wait. Everyone but Retired Air Force Colonel Chappy Sinclair. They know what they have to do. And they've "borrowed" a pair of F-16s to do it. For them, waiting time is over.
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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
Several enlisted personnel, including Hazel the administrative sergeant and the maintenance supervisor in the hangar, are grossly above Air Force body fat standards. See more
[Doug sees what appear to be enemy planes on his radar coming head-on while trying to escape with his father
Dad, four more MiGs jumping us!
Col. Ted Masters
Pull up hard!
Maj. Dwight Smiley
This is Blue Leader, do you read?
They're ours dad, they're American! Roger Blue Leader, I've got two bandits on my ass, can you assist?
Maj. Dwight Smiley
We were about to contact the aggressor and verify his intentions. Attention unidentified aircraft, this is Major Dwight Smiley of the United States Air Force, you are following one of our F-16s in ...
The credits are yellow over a blue background, as opposed to the normal white over a black background. See more
Followed by Iron Eagle II
By George Clinton
Courtesy of Capitol Records, Inc. See more