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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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A.K. McNeil
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Janet Little
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General Olcott
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Rice
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 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

Some of the exterior shots of "Fort Mitchell" were filmed at Pima Community College in Tucson, Arizona, and the inn Billie and Preston go to is actually The Tack Room, also in Tucson which was, at the time a 5 star restaurant. See more »

Goofs

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 »

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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Do You Remember
Written and Performed by Phil Collins
Courtesy of Atlantic Recording Corp.
by Arrangement with Warner Special Products / Virgin Records Limited
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You've got to be kidding me
6 February 2005 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

The first tip that you're in for a stinker is the generic use of the term "South America" without naming a specific country (kind of like talking about "Asia" or "Europe" or "Africa" in the same way). Then there is Nic Cage as helicopter pilot par excellence Preston telling the Joint Chiefs that the drug cartel is "killing Americans every day." When Tommy Lee Jones shows up for a totally obnoxious performance -- and certainly when the utterly disposable Sean Young appears just minutes later -- you realize you're watching one of the biggest turkeys ever put on celluloid.

The only thing that saves this from being a "1" -- barely -- is the fact that there are marquee stars in this, and the extra point is for marveling at what kind of morons these stars must have for agents.


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