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Fire Birds (1990)

PG-13 | | Action, Adventure | 25 May 1990 (USA)
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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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 ...
Darren Phillips
Doug Daniels
Cylk Cozart ...
Dewar Proctor
Charles Kahlenberg ...
Oscar De Marco
Gregory Vahanian ...
Tom Davis
Robert Lujan ...
Steward Rives (as Bob Lujan)


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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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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The Catamarca Desert is specifically located in Argentina. See more »


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 »


Billie Lee Guthrie: [commiserating with Jake after he fails a test] It's like sex,hardly anyone gets it right the first time.
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Written and Performed by Phil Collins
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by Arrangement with Warner Special Products / Virgin Records Limited
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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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