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Director:
Writers:
Kevin Alyn Elders (written by) &
Sidney J. Furie (written by)
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Release Date:
17 January 1986 (USA) See more »
Genre:
Tagline:
Break the sound barrier. Break the speed barrier. See more »
Plot:
When a young daredevil pilot named Doug Masters finds out that his father has been shot down and captured, he has only one thing in mind - attempt a rescue mission with the help of an air force veteran. Full summary » | Full synopsis »
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Very fun movie with a great soundtrack... See more (69 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 Alyn Elders ... Pilot (as Kevin Elders)

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 Alyn Elders (written by) (as Kevin Elders) &
Sidney J. Furie (written by)

Produced by
Kevin Alyn Elders .... executive producer (as Kevin Elders)
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
Karen Kubeck .... makeup department head
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
Udi Yerushalmy .... assistant director
Udi Yerushalmy .... first assistant director: second 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 West .... costume assistant (uncredited)
 
Editorial Department
David Bartholomew .... assistant editor
 
Music Department
Tom Boyd .... musician: oboe and English Horn
Tom Boyd .... oboe soloist
Daniel J. Johnson .... co-music editor
Spencer Proffer .... music producer
Tim Sexton .... executive in charge of music (as Timothy R. Sexton)
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:
Color (Metrocolor)
Aspect Ratio:
1.85 : 1 See more »
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Did You Know?

Trivia:
Morgan Freeman auditioned for the Lou Gossett part.See more »
Goofs:
Factual errors: The cockpit and controls of a real F-16 are nothing like they appear in this movie.See more »
Quotes:
Col. Nakesh:Now you may deal directly with me now; Colonel Nakir Nakesh!
Doug Masters:And you can deal with me; Doug Masters!
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Movie Connections:
Referenced in The Holiday (2006)See more »
Soundtrack:
Old Enough To Rock And RollSee more »

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11 out of 15 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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