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Fire Birds (1990)

 -  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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Rice
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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 it's best people from it's 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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The best just got better.

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Action | Adventure

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PG-13 | See all certifications »
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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

The enemy jet fighter is portrayed by a Swedish SAAB J 35F 'Draken' (Dragon). 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

Jake Preston: Breaker, strawberry gum?
Breaker: No
Jake Preston: How about you, sir, strawberry gum?
Brad Little: [angrily] No!
Jake Preston: [dead pan] It's delicious?
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Chain Of Fools
Written by Dan Covey
Performed by Judson Spence
Courtesy of Atlantic Recording Corp.
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Totally Cool
24 March 2007 | by (.: Fiendish Writings in the Dark :.) – See all my reviews

This is definitely NOT a Top Gun wannabe, as some have labeled it.

Nicolas Cage, at 26, stars in this exciting Bush, Sr. era-based actioner involving the former president's promise to assist any and all countries who ask for help in battling drug lords and their business.

Cage may have been the star of this film, but Tommy Lee Jones stole the limelight...utterly. He shines through, and his co-starring role eclipses everyone else, including Cage. Fitting, all things considered, as Tommy Lee Jones was in his prime and already a seasoned actor at this time.

This film showcases some great action segments, awesome aerial sequences, and a solid story. I was thoroughly entertained, and miss the days of good, quality actioners.

This rates an 8.4/10 from...

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