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Kevin Alyn Elders (written by) &
Sidney J. Furie (written by)
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Release Date:
17 January 1986 (USA) See more »
Break the sound barrier. Break the speed barrier. See more »
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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If you know how to fly a Cessna, you know how to fly a Fighter Jet See more (68 total) »


  (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
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)
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
Tom Boyd .... musician: oboe and English Horn
Tom Boyd .... oboe soloist
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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117 min
Color (Metrocolor)
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Did You Know?

The name of the country in which Col. Masters is being held prisoner is never mentioned, only the cities of Bilyad and Il Karim, and that the country is considered a pariah nation in the Middle East.See more »
Revealing mistakes: During the opening, an interior shot of Col. Masters' cockpit is shown, showing the altimeter, vertical speed indicator, some red LED numerals, and a hydraulic pressure gauge. The altimeter reads 10,700 feet on the dial, but the hands of the altimeter are pointing to 27,220 feet.See more »
Col. Nakesh:Give the American his final meal. After tomorrow, he will not have much of an appetite.See more »
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6 out of 8 people found the following review useful.
If you know how to fly a Cessna, you know how to fly a Fighter Jet, 7 August 2009
Author: sokolowskichris from United States

This movie is the proverbial 80s flick that shows the viewer that as long as he or she tries at something, they can be better than the pros. The main character, Doug, showed off his skills in flying a Cessna aircraft, which somehow equated to being fully capable of flying a jet aircraft and being able to kill people. We all would like to have a few million dollars to play with... maybe make a good investment, donate, buy a few things, but the directors of this movie decided to make Iron Eagle... not once... not twice... not even three times; yes, four times. The thing to look most forward to are the multitude 'hollywood endings' in this movie. Just when you think the movie is going to end after a cheesy end sequence, there's another cheesy end sequence. Then another. Definitely a movie one must watch to believe... and maybe own just to remind oneself of how awesome the 80s must have been.

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