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Fire Birds (1990)

PG-13  |   |  Action, Adventure  |  25 May 1990 (USA)
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Brad Little
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A.K. McNeil
Janet Little
General Olcott
Charles Lanyer ...
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Oscar De Marco
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The U.S. Government is willing to help any country that requires help in ridding themselves of drugs with support from the Army. Unfortunately, the drug cartels have countered that offer by hiring one of the best air-combat mercenaries and have armed him with a Scorpion attack helicopter. The army decides to send in its best people from its Apache Air Combat school. But first they have to be taught how to fly air-to-air combat missions Written by Michael O'Keefe <>

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The best just got better.


Action | Adventure


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Release Date:

25 May 1990 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Aguilas de fuego  »

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$22,000,000 (estimated)


$14,760,451 (USA)

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1.85 : 1
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K. Monty Jordan, one of the stunt team was actually a real US Army helicopter pilot in Viet Nam and retired as a Colonel after Desert Storm. See more »


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Brad Little: [demonstrating Apache's capabilities to Preston] You could crash this thing at twenty G's and survive but I am NOT going to prove it to you!
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Worst Dialogue Ever Written for a Film
22 June 2006 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Subject says it all. The worst movie ever made, seriously, zero redeeming qualities. Even the action scenes are boring. Stilted dialog, insipid plot, derivative storyline, laughable direction and acting.

This film is a landmark of bad film, something that should be enshrined in the Hall of Shame. Do not watch this film under any circumstances, including being held at gunpoint.

Rarely will you see talented people having their skills so poorly used, even when they obviously phoned in the part. Cage and Jones, usually actors of some quality, are total stereotypes and probably made the biggest mistakes of their acting careers by allowing this film to ever be released with their faces and names attached to it. Sean Young, however, performs up to expectations, as there are none for her.

Did I mention that this movie is incredibly, unbelievably *bad*?

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