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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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?
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
All throughout the movie there are many continuity errors with aircraft in flight: changing between one-seat and two-seat aircraft; the number of external fuel tanks they are carrying; the number of weapons remaining on them. This also clashes with the dialogue, with characters claiming no weapons remain while subsequent external shots show the opposite. See more
[while briefing Doug on what to say when he needs to the Tanker in mid air, Chappy wants him to use a deeper voice like his
Dis is da Bluebird, I be ready to refuel.
The credits are yellow over a blue background, as opposed to the normal white over a black background. See more
Followed by Aces: Iron Eagle III
We're Not Gonna Take It
Written by Dee Snider
Performed by Twisted Sister See more