Fire Birds (1990)

PG-13  |   |  Action, Adventure  |  25 May 1990 (USA)
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Jake Preston
Brad Little
Billie Lee Guthrie
Bryan Kestner ...
Sharon Geller (as Illana Shoshan)
A.K. McNeil
Janet Little
General Olcott
Charles Lanyer ...
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Doug Daniels
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Charles Kahlenberg ...
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.


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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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The "Scorpion" attack helicopters are actually Hughes MD-500D Defenders See more »


An OH-58D (The helicopter flown by Sean Young's character) can not be flown single-pilot in the left seat. Many of the Mission-Related controls are only available to the Right-hand seat (Pilot-in-command seat.) See more »


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!
Jake Preston: Darn.
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Features Crack USA: County Under Siege (1989) See more »


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Not as bad as all that!
8 April 2006 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

This film is nowhere near as bad as people on here claim.

Alright, it's not original, and it's not accurate, but it's a fun way to spend an evening.

Not to mention the AWESOME performance from Tommy Lee Jones. He delivers line after line of cocky deadpan humour to perfection in this film.

If you are a Tommy Lee Jones fan, this film is a MUST see, as it has him at his very best. If you loved lines like "dammit, we've only got an inch of topsoil left!" in under siege, or the "Alright people, listen up, we have a fugitive on the loose!" speech from The Fugitive, you are going to love some of his stuff in this film.

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