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 ...
Darren Phillips
Doug Daniels
Cylk Cozart ...
Dewar Proctor
Charles Kahlenberg ...
Oscar De Marco
Gregory Vahanian ...
Tom Davis
Bob Lujan ...
Steward Rives


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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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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Did You Know?


K. Monty Jordan, one of the stunt team was actually a real US Army helicopter pilot in Viet Nam and retired as a Colonel after Desert Storm. 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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Features Crack USA: County Under Siege (1989) See more »


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Written and Performed by Phil Collins
Courtesy of Atlantic Recording Corp.
by Arrangement with Warner Special Products / Virgin Records Limited
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i was entertained
8 July 2008 | by (Canada) – See all my reviews

i actually enjoyed this movie,which is basically Top Gun with Apache helicopters.i don't think it was a great movie,but it was entertaining.sure there's some bad dialogue and the movie is pretty low key for its kind.the romance angle comes off as silly and unnecessary.but the flying sequences were least they could have been worse,and i have seen worse.the movie doesn't exactly stretch the acting talents of Nicolas Gage,Tommy Lee Jones,Sean Young,or anyone involved,for that matter.the story is not original,either.yet,like i mentioned earlier,i was entertained,and that's something.for me,Fire Birds is a 6/10

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