Lt. Col. Iceal "Ham" Hambleton is a weapons countermeasures expert and when his aircraft is shot over enemy territory the Air Force very much wants to get him back. Hambleton knows the area he's in is going to be carpet-bombed but a temporary shortage of helicopters causes a delay. Working with an Air Force reconnaissance pilot, Capt. Bartholomew Clark, he maps out an escape route based on golf courses he has played. Along the way however, he has to face enemy forces and the death of some of his fellow soldiers. Written by
Trapped behind enemy lines. A whole army after him... And only one man can save him.
Did You Know?
In this movie Danny Glover's character commandeers an aircraft against orders to affect a rescue. Three years later in the 1991 movie "Flight Of The Intruder" when his character (the commander of a carrier-based A6 Intruder squadron) gets shot down over Vietnam, one of his pilots commandeers an aircraft against orders to affect his rescue. See more
In the first few minutes of the movie, as Iceal Hambleton (Gene Hackman) walks towards the helicopter, he carries a golf club in his right hand, and incorrectly salutes the helicopter pilot with his LEFT hand. See more
Col. George Walker
You know anything about golf, Clark?
Capt. Bartholomew Clark
No, sir. Golf wasn't big in my neighborhood.
Edited into Stealth Fighter