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Director:
Writers:
Kevin Elders (written by) &
Sidney J. Furie (written by)
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Release Date:
17 January 1986 (USA) See more »
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Plot:
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Very fun movie with a great soundtrack... See more (67 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order) (verified as complete)

Louis Gossett Jr. ... Col. Charles 'Chappy' Sinclair

Jason Gedrick ... Doug Masters

David Suchet ... Minister of Defense Col. Akir Nakesh

Larry B. Scott ... Reggie

Caroline Lagerfelt ... Elizabeth Masters

Jerry Levine ... Tony

Robbie Rist ... Milo Bazen

Michael Bowen ... Knotcher
Robert Jayne ... Matthew 'Matt' Masters (as Bobby Jacoby)

Melora Hardin ... Katie
David Greenlee ... Kingsley
Michael Alldredge ... Col. Blackburn
Lance LeGault ... General Edwards (as Lance Le Gault)

Tim Thomerson ... Col. Ted Masters
Tom Fridley ... Brillo
Rob Garrison ... Packer
Chino 'Fats' Williams ... Slappy

Jay Footlik ... Edward Thatcher
Jacque Lynn Colton ... Hazel

Shawnee Smith ... Joenie
Heather Haase ... Tally (as Heather De Vore Haase)

Kathy Wagner ... Amy
Kevin King ... Farnsworth
Will Jeffries ... Smiley
David Ward ... Lt. Col. Kerns
Terry Wills ... Tally's Dad

F. William Parker ... Kingsley's Dad
Albert R. Schara ... Principal

Christopher Bradley ... Airman

Michael G. Kehoe ... Flight Control Officer (as Michael Kehoe)
Steve Rabin ... Air Policeman
Kevin Elders ... Pilot

Tony Becker ... Guard at Intelligence Center
Paul O'Brien Richards ... Guard at Gate

Max Thayer ... Intelligence Officer
Debbie Bloch ... Family Friend
Roger Nolan ... TV Reporter
Jerry Hyman ... Marty

Uri Gavriel ... Bilyad Guard (as Uri Gabriel)
David Menachem ... Bilyad Officer
Joseph Shiloach ... Tower Official (as Yossi Shiloah)
Itzik Saydof ... Tower Worker
Arnon Zadok ... Il Kharem Soldier
rest of cast listed alphabetically:

Dominick Brascia ... Harold (uncredited)

Michael Cavanaugh ... Disclipinary panel colonel (uncredited)

Directed by
Sidney J. Furie 
 
Writing credits
Kevin Elders (written by) &
Sidney J. Furie (written by)

Produced by
Kevin Elders .... executive producer
Lou Lenart .... associate producer
Ron Samuels .... producer
Joe Wizan .... producer
 
Original Music by
Basil Poledouris 
 
Cinematography by
Adam Greenberg (director of photography)
 
Film Editing by
George Grenville 
 
Casting by
Barbara Claman 
 
Production Design by
Robb Wilson King 
 
Costume Design by
Lesley Neufeld  (as Leslie Nicholson)
 
Makeup Department
Zivit Yakir .... makeup department head
 
Production Management
Larry Powell .... unit production manager: aerial unit
Ted Zachary .... executive in charge of production (uncredited)
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
James W. Gavin .... second unit director: aerial unit
Larry Powell .... assistant director: aerial unit
Stan Zabka .... second assistant director: aerial unit
 
Art Department
Charles Stewart .... property master
 
Sound Department
Eli Yarkoni .... sound mixer
 
Special Effects by
Bruce D. Hayes .... special effects technician
Jarn Heil .... special effects technician
Pini Klavir .... special effects coordinator
Bernardo F. Munoz .... special effects crew
Sandra Stewart .... special effects assistant
Robert Calvert .... special effects (uncredited)
 
Stunts
Bobby Angelle .... stunts
John Ashby .... stunts
Janet Brady .... stunts (as Janet S. Brady)
Deborah Bryan .... stunts (as Deborah Ann Bryan)
Doc Duhame .... stunts
Steve Hinton .... stunts (as Steven Hinton)
Chris Howell .... stunt coordinator
Chris Howell .... stunts
Keii Johnston .... stunts
Kevin Killingsworth .... stunts
Beth Nufer .... stunts (as Beth Nuffer)
Mic Rodgers .... stunts
Michael Runyard .... stunt coordinator (as Mike Runyard)
Michael Runyard .... stunts (as Mike Runyard)
Art Scholl .... special aerial stunts: snake sequence
Art Scholl .... stunts
Keith Tellez .... stunts
Chuck Wentworth .... stunts
Koby Azarly .... stunts (uncredited)
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Richard Foreman Jr. .... still photographer
Yoni Hamenachem .... still photographer
Douglas S. Holgate .... camera assistant
Jono Kouzouyan .... gaffer
Sam Nicholson .... aerial photographer
Jose Santiago .... grip
Ron N. Sill .... electrician
Rami Siman-Tov .... focus puller
Michael Uva .... best boy grip
Steve Venetis .... electrician
Brad Wood .... grip
Doug Wood .... key grip
Jack Yanekian .... best boy electric
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Lisa Riddle .... costume assistant (uncredited)
 
Editorial Department
David Bartholomew .... assistant editor
 
Music Department
Daniel J. Johnson .... co-music editor
Spencer Proffer .... music producer
Timothy R. Sexton .... executive in charge of music
Steven Scott Smalley .... orchestrator
James Thatcher .... musician: French horn
Dan Wallin .... music scoring mixer
 
Transportation Department
Billy G. Arter .... transportation coordinator
Michael W. Broomer .... driver
 
Other crew
Curtis Collins .... production assistant
Karen Golden .... script supervisor
June Jordan .... stand-in
Michael G. Kehoe .... production assistant: Israel/Arizona/Los Angeles (as Michael Kehoe)
Solomon J. LeFlore .... production financing
Naomi Mayberg .... production coordinator: second unit
Sharon Perl-Collins .... assistant production accountant
James W. Gavin .... pilot (uncredited)
Steve Hinton .... pilot (uncredited)
Craig Miller .... marketing consultant (uncredited)
Art Scholl .... pilot: Cessna 152 (uncredited)
Chuck Wentworth .... pilot (uncredited)
 

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Runtime:
117 min
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Color (Metrocolor)
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Trivia:
The Stateside scenes around the Air Force base were filmed at Camarillo Airport in Oxnard, California. In real life, Camarillo Airport was itself a USAF base, going by the name of Oxnard AFB until its closure and handover to civilian authorities in 1970. As in the movie, Oxnard flew Fighter aircraft, operating the supersonic McDonnell F-101 Voodoo and Convair F-106 Delta Dart until the base closed. Some of the buildings still existing on the property adjacent to the airfield were built and used by the Air Force.See more »
Goofs:
Errors made by characters (possibly deliberate errors by the filmmakers): 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:
Chappy Sinclair:Now, what do you do when one of them is flying straight at you?
Reggie:You eject and start doing the backstroke.
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Movie Connections:
Referenced in Rewind This! (2013)See more »
Soundtrack:
Iron Eagle (Never Say Die)See more »

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11 out of 14 people found the following review useful.
Very fun movie with a great soundtrack..., 25 March 2001
Author: Rayvyn from Oakland, CA USA



I remember seeing this movie in the theater when it first came out. I think I saw it three or four times. It was the best air combat movie I had seen at the time.

I hear this movie compared to Top Gun a lot. In my opinion there is no contest. Iron Eagle is far better than Top Gun. Here's why. Top Gun had very good aerial combat sequences. Some of the best I've still ever seen. However, the plot of Top Gun was AWOL. All I remember of Top Gun is, they practiced, he got the girl, his pal died and he was the hero at the end. Iron Eagle had a good plot. However the aerial combat scenes are pretty fake and tame. Sure it was unbelievable that they could pull it off but there was a plot and a good one.

Iron Eagle's fun lies in it's youthful angst and comedy. Louis Gossett Jr. shows his veteran acting skill in this movie as the veteran pilot. Jason Gedrick was good as the young upstart pilot with too much testosterone. They chemistry between the actors was good. There is one scene where they young pilot asks for Chappy's help and he turns him down and Louis Gossett's acting skills become quite evident. One of the best scenes in the movie is the race between the motorcycle and the Cessna with a pounding rock song in the background. It is one of the best done flight sequences I've seen in a move and is not fake like the combat scenes. Another scene is when the kids use their dupe their parents and other military personnel into getting them what ever they want from the base, including two F-16s. But more than these scenes, it's really the soundtrack that makes the movie. There are songs by Queen(One Vision), Dio(Hide in the Rainbow) and The Spencer Davis Group(Gimmie Some Lovin), what a combo! Not only does the music sound good to our young pilot, it also makes him fly and fight better! While I can't say that Iron Eagle is a masterpiece, it is one of my favorite movies of all time.

Iron Eagle is out on DVD! Now I finally have and excuse to buy a DVD player!

Rayvyn

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