MOVIEmeter
SEE RANK
Up 122 this week

Air America (1990)

 -  Action | Comedy  -  10 August 1990 (USA)
5.6
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 5.6/10 from 18,412 users   Metascore: 33/100
Reviews: 34 user | 19 critic | 13 from Metacritic.com

A young pilot finds himself recruited into a covert and corrupt CIA airlift organization operating in Vietnam War Era Laos.

Director:

Writers:

(book), (screenplay), 1 more credit »
0Check in
0Share...

User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

a list of 47 titles
created 29 Nov 2010
 
a list of 30 titles
created 24 Dec 2010
 
a list of 40 titles
created 05 Feb 2011
 
a list of 45 titles
created 07 Apr 2011
 
a list of 28 titles
created 9 months ago
 

Related Items

Search for "Air America" on Amazon.com

Connect with IMDb


Share this Rating

Title: Air America (1990)

Air America (1990) on IMDb 5.6/10

Want to share IMDb's rating on your own site? Use the HTML below.

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of Air America.
1 nomination. See more awards »

Videos

Photos

Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Action | Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.9/10 X  

On his first day after being released from jail for 14 armed bank robberies, Lucas finds himself caught up in someone else's robbery. Perry has decided to hold up the local bank to raise ... See full summary »

Director: Francis Veber
Stars: Nick Nolte, Martin Short, Sarah Rowland Doroff
Action | Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.9/10 X  

Philo takes part in a bare knuckle fight - as he does - to make some more money than he can earn from his car repair business. He decides to retire from fighting, but when the Mafia come ... See full summary »

Director: Buddy Van Horn
Stars: Clint Eastwood, Sondra Locke, Geoffrey Lewis
Spy Hard (1996)
Comedy | Action
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.2/10 X  

General Rancor is threatening to destroy the world with a missile he is hiding at his secret base. But to complete his goal, he needs a special computer chip, invented by the scientist Prof... See full summary »

Director: Rick Friedberg
Stars: Leslie Nielsen, Nicollette Sheridan, Charles Durning
Man of the House I (2005)
Action | Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.4/10 X  

A Texas Ranger must protect a group of cheerleaders who have witnessed a murder.

Director: Stephen Herek
Stars: Tommy Lee Jones, Christina Milian, Kelli Garner
City Heat (1984)
Action | Comedy | Crime
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.4/10 X  

A slick private eye and tough police lieutenant--once partners, now bitter enemies--reluctantly team up to investigate a murder.

Director: Richard Benjamin
Stars: Clint Eastwood, Burt Reynolds, Jane Alexander
Action | Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.7/10 X  

The original characters from the first Cannonball movie race across the country once more in various cars and trucks.

Director: Hal Needham
Stars: Burt Reynolds, Dom DeLuise, Dean Martin
Action | Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6/10 X  

A wide variety of eccentric competitors participate in a wild and illegal cross-country car race.

Director: Hal Needham
Stars: Burt Reynolds, Roger Moore, Farrah Fawcett
Action | Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.4/10 X  

An unlikely man raised by ninjas, goes against a counterfeiter with the help of the criminal's girlfriend.

Director: Dennis Dugan
Stars: Chris Farley, Nicollette Sheridan, Robin Shou
Action | Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  

A young martial artist is caught between respecting his pacifist father's wishes or stopping a group of disrespectful foreigners from stealing precious artifacts.

Directors: Chia-Liang Liu, Jackie Chan
Stars: Jackie Chan, Ho-Sung Pak, Lung Ti
Action | Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  

A comic allegory about a traveling Bushman who encounters modern civilization and its stranger aspects, including a clumsy scientist and a band of revolutionaries.

Director: Jamie Uys
Stars: N!xau, Marius Weyers, Sandra Prinsloo
Taxi 3 (2003)
Action | Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.6/10 X  

Out to stop a new gang disguised as Santa Claus, Emilien and Daniel must also handle major changes in their personal relationships.

Director: Gérard Krawczyk
Stars: Samy Naceri, Frédéric Diefenthal, Bernard Farcy
Action | Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.2/10 X  

Philo Beddoe is an easy-going trucker and a great fist-fighter. With two friends - Orville, who promotes prize-fights for him, and Clyde, the orangutan he won on a bet - he roams the San ... See full summary »

Director: James Fargo
Stars: Clint Eastwood, Sondra Locke, Geoffrey Lewis
Edit

Cast

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

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>

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Plot Keywords:

pilot | cia | vietnam war | soldier | laos | See more »

Taglines:

Anything. Anywhere. Anytime. See more »

Genres:

Action | Comedy

Certificate:

R | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

 »
Edit

Details

Country:

Language:

|

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)
 »

Company Credits

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

(70 mm prints)| (35 mm prints)

Color:

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

Reportedly, Mel Gibson's salary on this picture was US $7 million. See more »

Goofs

When the C123 comes to a halt after the crash at the Tango 7 Airstrip, a brief shot shows the main fuselage segment with the wrecked remains of the smaller blue/white plane that is crashed into it much later in the film. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Richard Nixon: There are *no* American combat forces in Laos.
See more »

Connections

Spin-off Air America (1998) See more »

Soundtracks

Pushin' Too Hard
Written by Sky Saxon
Performed by The Seeds
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
An interesting little film...
20 April 2001 | by (Oldham, Gtr Manchester, England.) – See all my reviews

... because, whilst it doesn't have anything overly outstanding about it, it manages to be very entertaining. Perhaps it's just because the pairing of Gibson and Downey, Jr. appeals to me. Whatever it is, I found the setup interesting, the comedy funny and the action nicely staged.

I'm tempted to say that its lukewarm reception was down to poor marketing, but I'm not sure that's true. Maybe I just have to accept that I quite like a movie that the majority think is bad.

I don't know what it is with Gibson and 'non-Lethal-Weapon' action comedies, but "Bird on a Wire" seems to be regarded as another commercial failure, and I enjoyed that one too. Time to take me off to the funny farm... ?


20 of 24 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
The 90's? The 60's? jezpuh
The Air America Theme Song.... evanlevesque
No Messages! AngelicaWild
Air America's planes willywag
Lawyers, Guns, and Money movies crazydave682000
Landing Strips Locations, Name NicolasADurand
Discuss Air America (1990) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?