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>
Break the sound barrier. Break the speed barrier.
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Did You Know?
According to the DVD liner notes, the U.S. Air Force was going to consult on this film until they realized that a major part of the plot hinged on Doug and his friends hacking into the base computers, stealing equipment, etc. They didn't like the idea of the ease with which they had control of the base. 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
[trying to convince Chappy to help him
Jesus, Chappy, he's only got...
Three days, and if you keep talking you're gonna waste one of 'em.
The credits are yellow over a blue background, as opposed to the normal white over a black background. See more
Edited into Tactical Assault
Iron Eagle (Never Say Die)
Written by Duane Hitchings
and Jake Hooker
Performed by King Kobra
Courtesy of Capitol Records, Inc. See more