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Fire Birds (1990)

PG-13  |   |  Action, Adventure  |  25 May 1990 (USA)
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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... See full summary »

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Jake Preston
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Brad Little
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Billie Lee Guthrie
Bryan Kestner ...
Breaker
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Sharon Geller (as Illana Shoshan)
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Janet Little
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General Olcott
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Charles Lanyer ...
Darren Phillips
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Doug Daniels
Cylk Cozart ...
Dewar Proctor
Charles Kahlenberg ...
Oscar De Marco
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Tom Davis
Bob Lujan ...
Steward Rives
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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 <epamok@epa.ericsson.se>

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Action | Adventure

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25 May 1990 (USA)  »

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Aguilas de fuego  »

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$14,760,451 (USA)
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Trivia

Some of the scenes were built on a set inside the Tucson Convention Center. See more »

Goofs

During the final battle with Stoller, Jake and his Apache are directly behind Stoller's Scorpion. However, the impacts from the Hydra rockets are squarely on the side of the Scorpion if it were perpendicular to the Apache. See more »

Quotes

Brad Little: Make that damn thing go away son!
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The Good Life
Written by David Young, Julius Robinson, Cindi Avent Robinson
Performed by Billy Trudel
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Truly wretched
3 February 2004 | by See all my reviews

Inane rip-off starring Nicholas Cage as a helicopter pilot being trained by Tommy Lee Jones for a mission against drug dealers while romancing fellow pilot Sean Young. This is an unsubtle remake of "Top Gun" with a few scenes from "An Officer and a Gentlemen" thrown in for good measure. Nothing works: not the acting, the writing, of the direction. Everything is awful. A truly wretched piece of film making.


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