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Air America (1990)

R  |   |  Action, Comedy  |  10 August 1990 (USA)
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A young pilot finds himself recruited into a covert and corrupt CIA airlift organization operating in Vietnam War Era Laos.

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Major Donald Lemond
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Lane Smith ...
Senator Davenport
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Jack Neely (as Art La Fleur)
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Pirelli
Marshall Bell ...
O.V.
David Bowe ...
Saunders
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General Lu Soong
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Babo
Harvey Jason ...
Nino
Sinjai Plengpanit ...
Gene's Wife (as Sinjai Hongthai)
Natta Nantatanti ...
Gene's Daughter
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Storyline

Air America was the CIA's private airline operating in Laos during the Vietnam War, running anything and everything from soldiers to foodstuffs for local villagers. After losing his pilot's license, Billy Covington is recruited into it, and ends up in the middle of a bunch of lunatic pilots, gun-running by his friend Gene Ryack, and opium smuggling by his own superiors. Written by Jeff Cross <blackjac_1998@yahoo.com>

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pilot | cia | vietnam war | soldier | laos | See All (53) »

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The Few. The Proud. The Totally Insane. See more »

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Action | Comedy

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Release Date:

10 August 1990 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Air America: locos por el peligro  »

Box Office

Budget:

$35,000,000 (estimated)

Gross:

$31,053,601 (USA)
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Roger Spottiswoode replaced Bob Rafelson as director. See more »

Goofs

In opening scenes a C-123 is shown dropping cargo from it lowered gate in the tail end of the fuselage. In the next camera scene it is shown nearing the ground and going through the roof of a hut. It is shown going straight down. In the case of an air drop, all such cargo would be dropping at an angle, and not straight down. See more »

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Richard Nixon: There are *no* American combat forces in Laos.
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No Brainer !
27 March 2009 | by (Australia) – See all my reviews

Air America is an easy, fun, not hard to watch movie. I have seen it many times and find it an easy no brain. I can watch the movie and do other stuff at the same time and still catch the jokes and the plot. I like Robert Downey Jnr always and this movie is no exception. He gels really well with Mel Gibson. I am an actor and I would have loved to be cast in this movie. Love the scene where Robert Downey Jnr is asleep, hammered from the previous nights session on the booze when Mel Gibson flying his helicopter hooks him up while still asleep on garden furniture. Fab scene !

Give it a go. It now an old movie but a good one that seemed to have slipped through so many peoples viewing when it was released.

Great music !! I am a big fan of old soul and motown and this movie has some fab tunes.

What this movie on a crappy Wednesday night when there is nothing else on and not much to do and you will have a fun time.


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